|MATERIAL:||Aluminum & Brass|
|SIZE:||2.25" x 2.25" x 1"|
To solve FastMaze 0, you must navigate the four brass pins through the stacked aluminum mazes until it comes apart into the seven component pieces. Since all elements interact, this is more difficult than it might seem! Making space to allow one move will block others. Finding a solution will take time as you learn the interactions and limitations of each maze piece.
Part of designer Dan Fast's excellent series, FastMaze 0 is smaller than the other three in the collection, but it still packs a solid challenge in a pocket-sized puzzle with a level 184.108.40.206.8.11 solution requiring 94 moves to fully disassemble. Rotations are allowed and sometimes necessary, but no guarantee they will help! The brass pins unscrew for an easy reset using the included instructions should you get hopelessly lost. No force is necessary at any time.
FastMaze 0 is precision crafted from machined aluminum and solid brass. The puzzle does not show any laser cutting marks as cheaper metal puzzles often do. Each piece was custom milled, and the attention to detail is apparent. Every maze edge is micro-chamfered for a smooth feel and easy movement. The plates are finished with fine sandblasting, similar to high-end electronic goods, and are clear anodized which makes them scratch and tarnish resistant. The tight tolerances guarantee smooth movement and make it a joy to pick up and play.
Also available are FastMaze 1, FastMaze 2, and FastMaze 3, each increasing in difficulty.
This puzzle ships assembled. The solution is available upon request.
FastMaze Series Reviews and Blog Posts:
Handling Metal Puzzles
Really nice metal puzzle. Multi level maze. Looks great and feels great!
Fast Maze 0 is an excellent maze puzzle that was a lot of fun and not too difficult. The comstruction is really top notch. It is also easy to reset if you get stuck.
This was my first fast maze and have already picked up 1,2,3. Feels great to hold and play with and getting that first pin out is very satisfying. The pins can get a little loose while playing with it but are easy to re tighten. I plan to see if a little low strength thread lock helps with that at all. Highly recommend checking the maze out!