Half Lid Box (2021)

$65.00
DESIGNER: Hajime Katsumoto
MATERIAL: Maple Box with pieces in Wenge, Yellowheart, Schedua, Jatoba and Chakte Viga
RELEASE DATE: 4.5.2021
EDITION: 10
SIZE: 2.7" x 1.8" (6.86 x 4.57cm)

The Half Lid Box Packing Puzzle seems easy; pack the five pieces flush into the box. This simple task is made difficult by a sliding cover that blocks half of the box's lid. Since the interior is three units wide, the blocking slider necessitates rotational moves, which greatly complicates assembly.

These copies are a limited one-off release of surplus Half Lid box parts from a discontinued previous release. Box construction is sturdy, crafted from Maple with shouldered edges and a precisely fitting lid panel. Pieces are from Wenge, Yellowheart, Schedua, Jatoba and Chakte Viga.

The Metagrobologist Half Lid Box Review

Approximately 10 copies are available. Each puzzle is signed and dated. Half Lid Box ships in a solved unsolved configuration.

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.

Customer Reviews

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Admission Restricted -- Fun For The Entire Family!

I love packing puzzles with a restricted opening. Hajime has created an elegant design, and Eric has crafted a wonderful puzzle. This is the type of puzzle to leave on the coffee table.

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Tricky and fun

A very well-designed and beautifully made puzzle - tricky and challenging, but not impossibly difficult. Lots of replay value and a great gift.

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Another ripper

Half-lid is another beautifully crafted puzzle with a tricky non-intuitive but readily reached solution; possibly a tad easier than 4-L but just as satisfying; the moveable half lid is a genius twist; tolerances on the puzzle are perfect.
Thanks Eric!

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