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Puzzles by Maker > Mr Puzzle Limited Edition wooden puzzles > 2000 Limited Edition 3 Sets of 18 - Sold Out


Three different puzzles. Only 18 of each ever to be made.

This series is SOLD OUT.  These pages are for historical record only.

SOLD OUT Wally wooden interlocking crocodile puzzle with secret lock SOLD OUT Wally wooden interlocking crocodile puzzle with secret lock N/A

To combat earthquakes a building construction using interlocking wooden pieces has been used in Japan for centuries.  During the Edo period (1603-1868) Masters made models of the wally2.jpgcorner joints to teach apprentices the construction method. It is likely although unproven that this lead to the origins of the Japanese interlocking puzzles called kumiki.

Whilst WALLY is modelled after the kumiki technique the pieces are Mr Puzzle’s own design. WALLY is much larger than the usual size these puzzles are made in Japan to accommodate a complex lock not seen in traditional kumiki designs. You will need to negotiate this lock before you can take the puzzle apart and understand it to be able to put the puzzle back together.

Clue: What do crocodiles do apart from just eating tourists?

WALLY is crafted from Australian Blackbean.
Size: Nose to tail 510mm Toe to toe 120mm

NOTE: Original selling price in USD was 118.80. In June 2008 one of these puzzles sold at Baxterweb Puzzle Auctions, Featuring the Ron Zezima Collection for USD 1061.00

SOLD OUT The Diagonal Burr 25 piece interlocking puzzle SOLD OUT The Diagonal Burr 25 piece interlocking puzzle N/A

Using diagonally oriented wooden pieces has been a distinct feature of wooden interlocking puzzles made in Finland for over 100 years.  The National Museum in Helsinki exhibits a diagonal burr made around 1910 but it is known that as early as 1888 Chandler patented a 13 piece diagonal burr.  Diagonal burrs are said to have been made by lumberjacks in camp for over 60 years, are known to have been made by Finnish soldiers in the trenches in WWII and as recently as 1985 were being made by Finnish puzzle designer Matti Linkola, but these days are not commonly made.

We expect this 25 piece version to be quite a handful.

The puzzle is made from North Queensland Rose Alder.
Size: Each piece is 200mm x 30mm x 30mm. Shipped assembled into a 200mm x 200mm x 200mm cube shape

SOLD OUT Merlin's Eye assembly puzzle SOLD OUT Merlin's Eye assembly puzzle N/A

Firstly, can you free Merlin’s Eye from the maze without taking any of the ropes out of the mouths of the dragons?
Then you can disassemble the puzzle completely to reveal a new challenge; that of assembling the dodecahedron shape again and enclosing Merlin’s Eye again.

Merlin may have indeed used magic to assemble this puzzle; we hope you can you see success by looking into the future using Merlin’s Eye.

The puzzle is made from 10 sticks of Blackbean capped with 20 hand cast pewter dragon heads. It is presented on a pentagonal Blackbean base and is available with either a clear or green glass ball.

The puzzle was originally invented by Geoffrey A. Mogilner and R. D. Johnson and patented in USA 24 October 1972.

Size: The diameter of the base is 130mm and the assembled puzzle fits approximately within a 135mm cube. From dragon nose to nose each stick is 150mm long.



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