|EDITION:||76 Copies Released|
|SIZE:||2" x 2.5" x 4.25"|
I'm glad to be revisiting this fun design! Originally released with limited availability in 2015, the Chicken Puzzle boasts an impressive level 10 solution and a hidden surprise. The 2020 version was upgraded with an improved chicken byproduct retention system. Yellowheart and Cherry offset each other for that pleasing chicken look without all the annoying chicken poop everywhere. Or do they...?
Construction techniques used in this puzzle are unique. The Yellowheart cage is made of only six pieces; each corner wrap around was milled from solid wood. Burr internals sit flush with the outer pieces and use notched joinery, showing only uninterrupted side grain. A lot of time and effort was spent making this puzzle not only strong but aesthetically pleasing.
76 copies made for sale, each signed and dated. This puzzle is shipped assembled.
i've had to clean up chicken shit in the past, but i've never had to put it back in the chicken when i'm done. i had to set this one down for a minute, because i couldn't stop laughing long enough to solve it. when i came back to it, i could see this was not a One Trick Chicken, but a decently tricky burr -- tricky enough that i felt the need to diagram it for reassembly. i also noted on the diagram that this puzzle should be solved over some newspaper.
The first move is a fun little trick. Then I spent 2 hrs getting the rest of the pieces out. Put it back together. The next time I got it apart easily, but it took me 2 days of on-off playing to get it back together! Excellent.