|MATERIAL:||Purpleheart, Ash, Leopardwood, Birds Eye Maple, Zebrawood, Tamerindo, Cherry, Yellowheart, Wenge, Sapele, Rosewood, Paduak, Walnut, Black Limba|
|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 Wil originally made it with small cut sections of metal pipe!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
This is a beautiful puzzle - petite and intriguing. It’s so perfectly crafted that it’s a joy to pick it up and play with. Intricate and tactile.
I was so happy there was a rerelease for this one. As always with CD puzzles it is beautifully crafted. When taking it apart this beauty distracted me and I lost track of the disassembly process. I got it back together after some careful tinkering. Very rewarding.
I think this puzzle have It all: great design and even better construction. This little puzzle just keeps me solving it once and again, and looks georgeous!