4L (Artisan) - Packing Puzzle

DESIGNER: Yasuhiro Hashimoto
MATERIAL: Ash, Padauk
SIZE: 2.5in x 2.5in x 3.4in

The artisan series is being discontinued; once these puzzles are gone they will not be remade.

4L is one of my favorite puzzles ever and I"m glad to finally have permission to make them available on Cubicdissection. It was awarded an Honorable Mention at IPP 2015 and is FAR trickier than it looks. The goal is to pack the four L shaped pieces into a very simple box. There are two different types of L piece (fat and thin) and several ways they could fit. The final solution is so creative and tricky I don't want to say more for fear of giving hints.

Construction of this puzzle is very sturdy with shouldered edges and milled, solid pieces. This puzzle is shipped disassembled.

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To ensure the proper continued operation and fit of your puzzles, please check out our product care guide. We recommend an occasional polishing with Rennaisance Wax to keep wood puzzles in top condition.

Customer Reviews

Based on 26 reviews
Matt N.
Perfect Packing Puzzle

Definitely one of my all time favorites. No complicated pieces, just 4 simple shapes. And yet the solution is surprisingly difficult to find and has a fantastic aha-moment. The production quality makes this puzzle really satisfying to play with, everything fits perfectly and is made from beautiful wood.

Frank R.
4L Puzzle a tricky idea

I like these creative ideas of Cubicdissection, thank you to the designer and Cubicdissection team!

Matthew T.
My favourite packing puzzle

Only 4 L shaped pieces (obviously) but so difficult. But no so difficult it becomes over frustrating. And as always beautifully crafted. Definitely a keeper.

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