The artisan series is being discontinued; once this puzzle is sold out they will not be remade.
Pin Block Case is a unique and very interesting packing puzzle. It's not terribly high level, nor super difficult, yet there's something satisfying about the solution that makes it a wonderful puzzle. We made a Signature series run that sold out immediately and many were asking for more, so we decided to make a run of artisan quality puzzles as well.
Construction of this puzzle is very sturdy with milled, solid pieces. This puzzle is shipped disassembled.
Precision wood puzzles can be damaged by environmental changes. Please read the Caring for Wood Puzzles guide to ensure proper fit and operation.
Five Sinatras wrote a very nice blog review about this packing puzzle.
I was shocked to see that there are still a few copies of this puzzle left! Experienced puzzlers will find this to be a fun solve, and it is a perfect challenge for anyone curious about packing puzzles. This is a puzzle that requires some thought and not just trial & error, which shows that something that may look simple can be deceptively tricky. (I've got more to say here: https://fivesinatras.com/2020/01/20/pin-block-case/)
Another well crafted, precision made puzzle from CubicDissection. It's a clever and simple design that seems to intrigue most people I present it to. I was able to solve it quickly but I 'lucked' into the solution by fiddling with the parts as I unboxed it. Now I enjoy handing it to my visitors and watching them go into the 'zone' as they work to figure it out. Easy enough so it doesn't have people giving up in frustration, but challenging enough to keep them going for a good 10-15 minutes. Then they are so proud when they get all the pieces to fit in the box, I love it!
A wonderful puzzle. It appears easy at first, though this is obviously a misdirection. The solution took me a few days (not straight) to get and it was even satisfying to revisit after the fact.