|MATERIAL:||Walnut & Maple, Wenge & Yellowheart, Padauk & Tamerind, Black Limba & Yellowheart, Canary & Patagonian Rosewood|
|EDITION:||69 Copies Released|
|SIZE:||2.625 x 2.625 x 2.625 in.|
Designed and first released at IPP in 2009, Surround is closely related to the 3/4/5 cubes designs by Ichiro. In this case, six pieces must be used to surround the solid cube in such a way that is self-supporting. Two solutions using magnets are possible, with another "rule-breaker" solution that does not use magnets and covers the cube completely! The finished shape is pleasingly symmetrical and displays well.
69 copies in made for sale, each signed and dated. 8 copies in Walnut & Maple, 11 copies in Padauk & Tamerindo, 50 copies in Canary & Patagonian Rosewood were made for this release. This puzzle is shipped disassembled.
Puzzle Pusher has an excellent blog review of this puzzle.
Mr. Puzzle made a very nice video review ** Spoiler Warning - this link contains the puzzle's solution** found here
Precision wood puzzles can be damaged by environmental changes. Please read the Caring for Wood Puzzles guide to ensure proper fit and operation.
It arrived with one if the cubes broken off. We glued it back. It was fun to play with and not too hard. The solution that is stable is pretty enough that we leave it out for guests.
Firstly, what a beautifully crafted puzzle. Wood was especially nice and the puzzle although a simple box with different pieces was quite tricky to put together. Thank you for all of your hard work Eric!
I love playing with the small magnetic pieces of this recent series, and this one is easily the prettiest one! The dark wenge surrounding the golden yellowheart cube in a symmetric shape looks really stunning.