Daedalus - Interlocking Puzzle (Final Release)

$249.00

Daedalus by Gregory Benedetti is a wooden interlocking puzzle and a utterly unique masterpiece of design. The beautiful exterior gives no clue to the sheer pandemonium hiding inside.

DESIGNER: Gregory Benedetti
MATERIAL: Jatoba / Chechen / Dark Chechen / Rosewood
RELEASE DATE: 12.16.2020
EDITION: 87 Total Copies Released
SIZE: 3"

Daedalus by Gregory Benedetti is an utterly unique masterpiece of design. Brilliantly creative and brutally tricky, Daedalus hides its secrets well. The beautiful exterior gives no clue to the sheer pandemonium hiding inside. What appears to be a simple cube is an interlocking maze that continually changes its state with rotations, dead ends, and deception. Simple disassembly is a challenge; reassembly is genuinely an accomplishment.

Daedalus is difficult to make. Each puzzle contains pieces from a single plank organized by grain and color and tracked throughout the crafting process, a substantial handling and organization challenge. Select frame cubes are milled 0.003" oversized in only one dimension, an imperceptible value followed throughout the production process. The 27 unique cubes receive 324 bevels, 33 stopped notches, and 18 flat-bottomed holes pressed with pins. All operations are done by hand within 0.003" accuracy. The increased price of this final release is an accurate reflection of our costs. We have no plans to rerelease this puzzle in the future.

87 total copies available in this final release. 29 copies in Jatoba, 27 copies in Chechen, 19 copies in Rosewood, and 13 copies in Dark Chechen. Each puzzle is signed and dated. This puzzle is shipped assembled.

Our work is handcrafted to very precise tolerances and must be kept within the range of 40-60% relative humidity at all times. Failure to do so may cause inoperability or permanent damage.

This item is sold out and no longer available. Our Marketplace is the best source for discontinued work. We occasionally revisit discontinued designs at our sole discretion and do not accept requests or one-off commissions.

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

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How Hard could this little fella be?

I’m stuck with pieces sticking out at all angles, but I am so happy that the Cubic Team has decided to remake this design. I’ve been hunting for a Daedalus for eons and am so glad that I got such a superbly made edition. It’s great fun to analyse and just as much fun to randomly fiddle with. An easy 100%. Well done Mr Benedetti and Mr Fuller.

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Daedalus - Interlocking Puzzle (Final Release)

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Daedalus is perfect

Craftsmanship is great. This was my first CD puzzle and it is obvious that Eric is dedicated to his craft. The precision wood working left me baffled as to how one could make such a puzzle out of wood. 100% satisfied.

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