Five Cubes Puzzle (2020)$39.00
|DESIGNER:||Kohno Ichiro/ Eric Fuller (concept)|
|EDITION:||128 Copies Released|
|SIZE:||2" x 2" x 2"|
Five Cubes by Ichiro is the final iteration of this brilliant concept. Crafted from beautiful Patagonian Rosewood, this is perhaps the trickiest iteration. The goal is to make five cubes using all the magnets, with none of the cubes overlapping by their neighbor by more than one-half cube. One solution has been found to date; can you find another?
128 copies in made for sale, each signed and dated. 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 Renaissance Wax to keep wood puzzles in top condition.
The production technique is precisely coordinated in terms of tree species, size of parts, and strength of magnets, which creates a comfortable feeling when playing with it.
Having collected the three and four cubes puzzles, I had to get the five cubes. Very glad I did, it's even more satisfying than the others, if that's possible. I love the style of these puzzles: simple and elegant, yet tricky enough to keep it interesting. Perfect for sharing with puzzle beginners too! Expertly crafted as usual, these always have a satisfying reward when solved no matter how many times I pick each one up and play with them.
I love Eric's boxes and complex puzzles, but sometimes it's nice to enjoy the elegance and simplicity of a solidly built put-together like this. Magnets make for good fiddling and (bounded) exploration. Recommend the whole series of Cubes - plenty of the unexpected to be found. In fact, my 6 year old son took 3 Cubes and 4 Cubes and within a few minutes had found a stable (but not completely magnetically-joined) 4x4x4 voxel cube to be made out of the combined pieces. Can you find it?