Tube It In Packing Puzzle

DESIGNER: Wil Strijbos
MATERIAL: Purpleheart, Ash, Leopardwood, Birds Eye Maple, Zebrawood, Tamerindo, Cherry, Yellowheart, Wenge, Sapele, Rosewood, Paduak, Walnut, Black Limba
RELEASE DATE: 9.3.2019
EDITION: 89 Copies Released
SIZE: 2" x 1.375" x 1.5"

This is the second edition of Tube It In, originally released in 2016. This edition is dimensionally the same, with different woods and the addition of magnets to keep the puzzle assembled once solved.

Tube It In is a classic design by Wil Strijbos. To solve it you have to take the various small rectangular pieces and pack them all inside each other. Wil originally made it with small cut sections of metal pipe! What an original and fun idea, still unique to this day. The puzzle itself is moderately tricky and fun to solve.

Construction of this puzzle was painstaking. Each piece is strengthened with shouldered joinery on the edges and then beveled all the way around. On such small pieces, this was very tricky indeed. Furthermore, the original metal puzzle had different thickness pieces, which meant that the wooden version with uniform thickness pieces required a near-total redesign.

89 total copies made for sale, each signed and dated. This puzzle is shipped assembled.

Mr. Puzzle made a very nice video review ** Spoiler Warning - this link contains the puzzle's solution** found here


Customer Reviews

Based on 11 reviews
So small!

Eric’s work shines through in this, he managed to make such tiny pieces so precise. Really happy I have one in my collection.

Tube It In - An Elegant, Fun Puzzle

I have wanted this puzzle for a long time. When it became available, I was very fortunate to be able to purchase one. This puzzle is made with a variety of beautiful woods. Each corner is precise, making all the pieces fit together perfectly. It is an enjoyable, fun puzzle and well worth the money.

It’s so small!

Just when I was ready to give up on packing puzzles, Tube It In came around and is SUPER fun. Great for sharing! And the thing is TINY. I am very impressed at how much fits in there.

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