Lock Box - Puzzle Box

$450.00

Lock Box is a sequential discovery puzzle box. Its simple appearance hides a very complex mechanical mechanism that requires multiple discoveries to open.

DESIGNER: Eric Fuller
MATERIAL: Figured Waterfall Sapele, Figured Quartersawn Sapele, Sapele/Jatoba Key
RELEASE DATE: 7.31.2020
EDITION: 133 total Copies Released
SIZE: 3" x 4" x 1.45" Box, 2.45" x 1.25" x 0.75" Key

Lock Box is a sequential discovery puzzle box. Its simple appearance hides a very complex mechanical mechanism that requires multiple discoveries to open. No gravity moves, spinning, tapping, banging or force is necessary or allowed.

I think this is one of my best designs to date. Multiple steps and discoveries are required, with knowledge of the mechanism coming in stages until the box finally opens to reveal its prize.

This puzzle is very precise and must be kept between 40 and 60 percent humidity at all times. Do not expose it to high humidity conditions under any circumstance. We do not guarantee proper operation if stored outside these conditions. 

87 total copies available for this release, each signed and dated. 40 copies in Figured Waterfall Sapele, 51 copies in Figured Quartersawn Sapele. This puzzle is shipped assembled.

Reviews and Blog Posts:

  • FiveSinatras posted a great blog review of this puzzle.
  • Boxes and Booze wrote a very nice review found here
  • PuzzleMad blog post
  • Chris Ramsey's video review ** Spoiler Warning - this link contains the puzzle's solution** here
  • Beats and Pieces' video review ** Spoiler Warning - this link contains the puzzle's solution** here
  • Puzzle Wanderer's video review

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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Ian D.
Lock box

Have managed a few moves, but still haven’t opened this beautiful puzzle box.

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Goetz
Beautifully looking puzzle box with very complex mechanism inside.

While I was a bit sceptical about buying a Lock Box, because of a complex puzzle with a hidden mechanism inside, I went for the second edition when it became available, and I am very happy I did: The second edition (2022) now has a nice and sturdy aluminium key shaft, allowing for an even smoother mechanism operation. The mechanism inside is very complex, and I can only take some guesses how it may look like. Very difficult to solve, but the box provides some good feedback during solve, and is a lot of fun. On display, you can enter the key into the lock and rotate a bit without giving anything away of the solution. This looks very nice, too! A great and very complex box in a very handy size!

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George S.
Brilliant Puzzle Box!

I’m glad I finally got one!

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