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ippsmall.jpgThese are completely new puzzle designs that have been created by Brian and other puzzlers to exchange with other puzzle collectors at the Edward Hordern IPP Puzzle Exchange over the past few years.  

The IPP Puzzle Exchange event takes place each year to honour an amazing puzzle collector Edward Hordern who sadly passed away in 2000.   Click here to read more about Edward and his puzzle collecting.

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xchange puzzles must meet strict criteria covering 1. innovative design 2. well made 3. well presented and 4. fun to solve.  IPP Exchange Puzzles must not be commercially available prior to presentation at the IPP Puzzle Exchange event so unless you attend these puzzle events you will not have these puzzles in your collection.

IPP was held in London in August 2014.  As well as designing and making his own puzzle to present at the in this year's Edward Hordern Exchange event Brian also makes puzzles for other participants in the event.  There are 6 new designs from this year's exchange and stocks of over 25 different puzzles available from previous years 2003-2013 so there's a wealth of new and unique designs to choose from.




Black Hole Burr 3 piece burr Black Hole Burr 3 piece burr


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Edward Hordern IPP Puzzle Exchange - London, England.  August 2014
Presented by Rosemary Howbrigg.  Designed by Junichi Yananose.  Made by Mr Puzzle.

Just three pieces to assemble around the black hole cube.  How hard can it be?  As many, many puzzle collectors know, surprisingly so when it's a Junichi Yananose design.
It may not be the hardest puzzle in the world but for a go Aha feeling it does not have to be.  And this one has it.  Aha!  Got it!  Never felt so good.

Puzzle sold disassembled for maximum puzzling enjoyment.

 
Keep I on the Burr 6 piece burr Keep I on the Burr 6 piece burr


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Edward Hordern IPP Puzzle Exchange - London, England.  August 2014
Presented by Karst Nauta.  Designed by Junichi Yananose.  Made by Mr Puzzle.

The shape of the final solution is in the name 'Keep I in the Burr' and you do really have to keep an eye on those pieces.

This 6 piece burr is sold assembled.  The puzzle is hard enough with a number of tricky moves to discover while taking it apart.  It will be hard enough to remember them to help you reassemble it, giving it to you apart would just be downright mean!
There are at least 12 moves before the pieces of the puzzle literally just fall apart and in some of those cases many of the pieces move at the same time.
 

 
Voyage to Terra Australis double sided packing puzzle Voyage to Terra Australis double sided packing puzzle


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Edward Hordern IPP Puzzle Exchange - London, England.  August 2014
Presented by Brian Young.  Designed by Junichi Yananose.  Made by Mr Puzzle.

The puzzle uses the 12 different pentominoe pieces, printed on both sides with the outline of the Australian coastline. The object is to arrange the pieces in the frame so that the coastline is complete.

The pieces fit flat in the frame with no spare space similar to the 'unsolved' map you are given except that the solved coastline is a continuous line of the actual Australian continent. Pieces are printed on both sides so beware you may need to turn some over to find the correct solution.

Can you help Matthew Flinders fix his map of the Australian Coastline on his voyage to Terra Australis?

 
Checking In checkerboard packing tray puzzle Checking In checkerboard packing tray puzzle


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Edward Hordern IPP Puzzle Exchange - London, England.  August 2014
Presented by Jerry Slocum.  Designed by Stewart Coffin.   Made by Mr Puzzle.

The puzzle is to fit all eight different, including the spare piece packaged at the back of the frame, inside the frame, in a checkered pattern.  Yes, they do all fit inside the square frame, no force, no trick!

An original Stewart Coffin design, numbered STC223, not previously made.

 
Fallingwater Burr complex interlocking burr Fallingwater Burr complex interlocking burr


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Edward Hordern IPP Puzzle Exchange - London, England.  August 2014
Presented by Lambert Bright.   Designed by Junichi Yananose.  Made by Mr Puzzle.

The 6 interlocked pieces of this burr reminded us of the counter-levered design of the famous Frank Lloyd Wright designed house in Pennsylvania called Fallingwater Water.

Once assembled this burr truly does look like an very elegant architectural masterpiece.
Puzzle sold disassembled for maximum puzzling enjoyment.

 
Big Ben sequential discovery puzzle Big Ben sequential discovery puzzle


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Edward Hordern IPP Puzzle Exchange - London, England.  August 2014
Presented by John Moores.  Designed by John Moores, Junichi Yananose & Brian Young. Made by Mr Puzzle.

This puzzle is part of the category of puzzles known as Progressive Move or sometimes called Sequential Discovery.

The puzzle is designed in such a way that each discovery you make entices you further into the puzzles, to discover the next sequence or level, getting steadily more difficult as you go.

The object of the puzzle is to ultimately find Big Ben (which is this case is actually quite small, otherwise the puzzle would be almost as big as the real Queen Elizabeth Tower).  Along the way you will also find a representation of Queen Elizabeth's crown; no jewels included though!To do this you may only allowed to use tools supplied in the puzzle.  There are magnets and springs in the puzzle, but you do not need to hit this puzzle to release any locks.  

For an recent review of this puzzle check PuzzleMad blog http://www.puzzlemad.co.uk/2014/08/the-most-amazing-exchange-puzzle-in.html or google IPP Big Ben Puzzle.

 
Symmetrick 2 piece puzzle Symmetrick 2 piece puzzle


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Edward Hordern IPP Puzzle Exchange - Washington DC, August 2012
Presented and made by Tomas Linden. Designed by Vesa Timonen.

The challenge is to make a symmetric shape from the two wooden pieces. Both pieces should be flat on the table.
Very few people were able to solve this one while at the International Puzzle Party.

Seems a simple challenge? And just two pieces? But we all know that Vesa has come up with some amazing designs so the puzzle is not to be underestimated.

 
Hexominoes Challenge Hexominoes Challenge


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Edward Hordern IPP Puzzle Exchange - Narita, Japan  August 2013
Presented, Designed & Made by Marcel Gillen.

You are given seven pieces and a frame with a letters & numbers grid printed on it.
Select six of the pieces and choose two letters and a number from the grid. Now try to put the six pieces in the frame covering all but the selected letters and numbers.

There are 108 combinations you can choose. Amazingly 105 of those are possible.  Just three will not work and they are shown on the box.  There is a full solution to all other challenges.

 
Kumiki Airlines level 13.4 burr Kumiki Airlines level 13.4 burr


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Edward Hordern IPP Puzzle Exchange - Narita, Japan  August 2013
Designed by Junichi Yananose.  Presented by Brian Young.  Made by Mr Puzzle.

The plane is incorrectly assembled and can’t possibly fly like this. You need to take the puzzle apart and reassemble it to make it more aerodynamic. To do that on reassembly you’ll have to solve the level 13.4 multiple move burr.

Good Bon Voyage present.  Plenty of time to play with puzzles on the plane flight!

Our Rating 8/10 because the puzzle is already in an unsolved state (without using BurrTools). The puzzle comes with a very clear step by step solution drawn by Junichi.

 
Brace Yourself 6 piece burr Brace Yourself 6 piece burr


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Edward Hordern IPP Puzzle Exchange - Narita, Japan  August 2013
Presented and Designed by Frans de Vreugd.  Made by Mr Puzzle.

Frans had the stated object of making a six piece burr which looks slightly different than you are used to. To give you a heads-up we have at least given you a photo of the assembled puzzle but it is sold in it's unsolved state to give maximum puzzle challenge. 

Our Rating 7/10 from the disassembled puzzle (without using BurrTools).  The puzzle comes with a very clear step by step solution.
Sold DISASSEMBLED.

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P Burr unique solution level 18.2 burr Disassembled P Burr unique solution level 18.2 burr Disassembled


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Edward Hordern IPP Puzzle Exchange - Narita, Japan  August 2013
Presented by Grant Smith.  Designed by Junichi Yananose.  Made by Mr Puzzle.

This puzzle was invented in September 2011 by Junichi Yananose.   It has 6 different pieces and is a unique level 18.2 burr.  With only 6 pieces this means that on average each piece has got to move 3 times to assemble it into the correct shape.  The Coming of Age MkII had 18 pieces and was a level 19 burr;  at the time it was invented it was the most moves for a burr puzzle.  This shows just how far burrs have come in the past 10 years or so.  To top it off this puzzle has a unique solution too!

Our Rating 10/10 from the disassembled puzzle (without using BurrTools). The puzzle comes with a very clear step by step solution drawn by Junichi.

You are choosing to receive the puzzle disassembled.  Brave!  It's evil.  Brian was actually thinking of a different four letter word to describe it but this is a public place!
It is also available at a small additional cost of $3 already assembled for you.  Good value considering he's just spent the last hour putting only 4 together WITH the solution.  Let's hope he gets better at it!  Click here to buy.  This puzzle is a significant challenge even just to take apart.

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P Burr unique solution level 18.2 burr Assembled P Burr unique solution level 18.2 burr Assembled


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Edward Hordern IPP Puzzle Exchange - Narita, Japan  August 2013
Presented by Grant Smith.  Designed by Junichi Yananose.  Made by Mr Puzzle.

This puzzle was invented in September 2011 by Junichi Yananose.   It has 6 different pieces and is a unique level 18.2 burr.  With only 6 pieces this means that on average each piece has got to move 3 times to assemble it into the correct shape.  The Coming of Age MkII had 18 pieces and was a level 19 burr;  at the time it was invented it was the most moves for a burr puzzle.  This shows just how far burrs have come in the past 10 years or so.  To top it off this puzzle has a unique solution too!

Our Rating 10/10 from the disassembled puzzle (without using BurrTools). The puzzle comes with a very clear step by step solution drawn by Junichi.

You are choosing to receive the puzzle assembled.  Good value considering he's just spent the last hour putting only 4 together WITH the solution.  Let's hope he gets better at it!
You may have the puzzle for $3 less if you want to assemble it yourself.  Quite a challenge though!  Click here to buy.  Never the less, this puzzle is a significant challenge even just to take apart.

 
Stepping Burr level 10 burr Stepping Burr level 10 burr


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Edward Hordern IPP Puzzle Exchange - Narita, Japan  August 2013
Presented by Lambert Bright.  Designed by Junichi Yananose.  Made by Mr Puzzle.

This puzzle was invented in January 2012 by Junichi Yananose.   It has 6 different pieces and is a unique level 10 burr.  The finished shape is very attractive with the two toned wood but having these two different colours does not give any clues to the solution.

Our Rating 9/10 from the disassembled puzzle (without using BurrTools). The puzzle comes with a very clear step by step solution drawn by Junichi.  Sold DISASSEMBLED.

 
Spare Parts - Stewart Coffin design #242 Spare Parts - Stewart Coffin design #242


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Edward Hordern IPP Puzzle Exchange - Narita, Japan  August 2013
Presented by Rosemary Howbrigg.  Designed and made by Stewart Coffin.

We have a very small quantity of these puzzles which Stewart made for the IPP Exchange only.  Spare Parts is #242 in Stewarts numbering system and Stewart has written in pencil "242 STC 2013" on each puzzle.

The puzzle come assembled in a six bar solution. In itself this puzzle is not trivial to assemble.  The stated goal is to add the 3 spare pieces to this puzzle to form a new symmetric assembly. The new assembly has 4 fold symmetry and 5 axes of symmetry. 

In layman's terms - use all the pieces and fill all the holes with all the dowels and end up with a symmetric shape.

 
Washington Monument sequential discovery puzzle Washington Monument sequential discovery puzzle


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Edward Hordern IPP Puzzle Exchange - Washington DC, August 2012
Presented, made and designed by Brian Young @ Mr Puzzle Australia
Awarded 3rd Prize for Themed Puzzle Award

There’s Red, While & Blue on the flags. There’s the White monument on a Red base. Can you find the other Blue?
If you keep searching you’ll find it inside the puzzle.
And we’re not referring to the use of “blue” language or going “blue” in the face (excuse our Aussie slang) with frustration.

The object of the puzzle is to unlock and open it, find the blue, close and relock it. You’ll have solved the puzzle when you can complete these two stages.

First stage
Lock all gravity pins inside the round base of the obelisk so they do not move.
This will allow you to remove the obelisk from the base.
If you open the puzzle by chance then the gravity pins will still move freely; this is not the intended solution. The first stage is not completed until the gravity pins are locked inside the round base.

Second stage
Unlock the gravity pins so they flow freely again. This allows you to lock the obelisk back in the square base.
You could find that relocking the puzzle might be more challenging than unlocking it was.

All the tools you’ll require to do the puzzle are given with the puzzle.
The puzzle we’ve presented is a representation of the Washington Monument, right down to the lightening rod in the top, which can come out, so be careful not to lose it. You’ll more than likely need it to complete the puzzle.

 
A Plugged Well sequential discovery puzzle A Plugged Well sequential discovery puzzle


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Edward Hordern IPP Puzzle Exchange - Washington DC, August 2012
Presented by Matthew Dawson. Designed and made by Brian Young @ Mr Puzzle.

The challenge is to work your way through the puzzle to find the barrel of oil.

You've inherited this oil well from Uncle Bubba who plugged it in a very tricky way back in the 1960's when oil was selling for under $3 a barrel. With oil now over $100 a barrel the challenge is to unplug the well. You'll know you've got the oil flowing again when you find the barrel of oil. Can you pitch your wits against Uncle Bubba and work out how he plugged the well?

You will have to discover a range of tools and work out how to use them, some are very well disguised, to reach the final goal.
No physical force at all is required to open the drawer when it’s unlocked. If you find yourself forcing something you are doing something the puzzle was not designed to do.

 
Bi-Cycle 2 piece (or maybe 4 piece) puzzle Bi-Cycle 2 piece (or maybe 4 piece) puzzle


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Edward Hordern IPP Puzzle Exchange - Berlin, August 2011
Presented by Laurie Brokenshire. Made by Václav Obšívac. Designed by Václav Obšívac.

Difficulty 5+/5    It's difficult to know if this puzzle should be called a two piece or a four piece puzzle. But it's definitely two; even though it looks like a couple of pieces from other Vinco puzzles have got tangled together...   (see one of the pieces below)
With these two pieces it is possible to lock them together and make a solid, symmetrical shape. 
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P & L packing puzzle P & L packing puzzle


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Edward Hordern IPP Puzzle Exchange - Berlin, Germany August, 2011
Presented by Grant Smith. Made by Brian Young @ Mr Puzzle Australia. Designed by Junichi Yananose.

Pack the P's and L's in the frame so that only "IPP31" is visible when completed. The puzzle comes unsolved to give you the full packing challenge.

 
Free Pause 6 piece burr Free Pause 6 piece burr


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Edward Hordern IPP Puzzle Exchange  - Osaka, Japan  July 2010
Presented by Frans de Vreugd.  Made by Brian Young @ Mr Puzzle Australia.  Designed by David Rousseau.

The object of the puzzle is to take the burr apart and reassemble it.  Just six pieces but beware it's a level 8.3.2.2;  that means it takes 8 moves to remove the first piece, then three more for the next piece, then two more, then two more before it will all fall apart.  The challenge is then to put it back together again.  There are 105 theoretical assemblies, otherwise known as false assemblies,  but only 1 of them can actually be put togetherFor an extra challenge the puzzle comes DISASSEMBLED. 

 
A Drive Down Lombard Street dexterity slide puzzle A Drive Down Lombard Street dexterity slide puzzle


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Tiles - Wood selection



Edward Hordern IPP Puzzle Exchange  - San Francisco, USA, August 2009
Presented by Brian Young.  Made by Brian Young @ Mr Puzzle Australia.  Designed by Brian Young. 

This sliding block puzzle is very different to others.  Firstly, you cannot touch the tiles that you must slide because they are behind perspex.  You must use dexterity to do this.  Generally more than one block at a time will be moving which means you must think many moves ahead.  Secondly, you use the blocks that you are sliding to deliver the ball bearing from top to bottom of the puzzle.  This is like a maze because at the same time you are sliding the blocks you are forming the maze-like track that the ball bearing must take to arrive at the bottom.   Most of the pieces are different; that is the tracks in each tile that carry the ball bearing are different.

 
The Karst Phenomenon cube puzzle The Karst Phenomenon cube puzzle


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Edward Hordern IPP Puzzle Exchange  - Prague, Czech Republic, August 2008
Presented by Karst Nauta.  Made by Brian Young @ Mr Puzzle Australia.  Designed by Karst Nauta.

The puzzle is to separate the two halves of the cube.  To solve this puzzle you need to employ a technique where you try to map the paths of the numerous gravity pins inside that hold the two halves together.   It might come apart by accident if you play with it long enough but it will be very difficult to learn this puzzle by heart

 
Hammerhead Vitex wood Burr Hammerhead Vitex wood Burr


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Edward Hordern IPP Puzzle Exchange  - Prague, Czech Republic, August 2008
Presented by Grant Smith.  Made by Brian Young @ Mr Puzzle Australia.  Designed by Junichi Yananose.

The object of the puzzle is to assemble the 6 piece interlocking burr.  After he designed this level 5-4-2-2 burr Junichi described it as a mediocre level of difficulty; that translates to difficult for most other puzzlers. 
Sold DISASSEMBLED.

 
Sly Burr made from Vitex Sly Burr made from Vitex


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Edward Hordern IPP Puzzle Exchange  - Prague, Czech Republic, August 2008
Presented by Frank Potts.  Made by Brian Young @ Mr Puzzle Australia.  Designed by Frank Potts.

Status: 30th March 2013. Only 20 left. Once sold we won't make this puzzle again.

The object of the puzzle is to disassemble the burr and then reassemble.  It's a level 9,3 burr but the challenge may not just be about the number of moves to disassemble the burr.

Reviewed as a good "all round" puzzle by someone who says they are not really into burrs http://puzzle-obsessed.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/sly-burr-frank-potts.html

 
Sputnik Returns 9 piece wooden puzzle Sputnik Returns 9 piece wooden puzzle


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Edward Hordern IPP Puzzle Exchange  - Prague, Czech Republic, August 2008
Presented by Brian Young.  Made by Brian Young @ Mr Puzzle Australia.  Designed by Brian Young.

Sputnik Returns from the stars, 50 years on.....
Your challenge is to disassemble and reassemble the 9 charred remaining pieces of the new Sputnik puzzle. When properly assembled one of the three surviving antennas is fixed and the other two move freely in and out 30mm.

 
Diagra wood cube puzzle Diagra wood cube puzzle


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Edward Hordern IPP Puzzle Exchange  - Prague, Czech Republic, August 2008
Presented by Mike Hawthorne.  Made by Václav Obšívac at Vin & Co.  Designed by Václav Obšívac.

Difficulty 5/5
Diagra - "The puzzle that keeps you up all night"
The goal is to make a cube, and the other nine shapes, from the 8 pieces of the puzzle.  The shapes are amazingly complex - even for Vinco!  Vinco has also now added two additional challenges to be made with co-ordinated motion.

 
Betty's Baffling Bracelet jarrah wood puzzle Betty's Baffling Bracelet jarrah wood puzzle


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Edward Hordern Puzzle Exchange  - Gold Coast, Australia, August 2007
Presented by Marti Reis.  Made by Brian Young @ Mr Puzzle Australia.  Designed by Stuart Gee.

Status: 30th March 2013. Only 10 left. Once sold we won't make this puzzle again.

The puzzle is to assemble the bracelet into a self supporting and stable rhombic dodecahedron.

 
Gold Coast Parking Meter puzzle Gold Coast Parking Meter puzzle Out of Stock





Edward Hordern Puzzle Exchange  - Gold Coast, Australia, August 2007
Presented by Brian Young.  Made by Brian Young @ Mr Puzzle Australia.  Designed by Brian Young.

The object is to get the 10c inside the parking meter.  Make sure you reassemble the parking meter with the 10c correctly inside.
Getting money out of a parking meter is usually illegal so please don't try to do that with this puzzle!

The puzzle does not easily slot into one of the regular Hordern or Slocum categories so we have called it a Sequential-Discovery puzzle. Yes, it is a Take-Apart puzzle. It is also a Put-Together puzzle. There are a number of different challenges you will have to complete to do the puzzle. No external tools are necessary for disassembly or reassembly of the puzzle, although you will have to find tools within, and determine how to use them, to complete the puzzle.

You can reassemble the puzzle in reverse using all the tools the same as when you took it apart. But there is a way of using one of the tools in a slightly different way to create an easier assembly. The puzzle will still be able to be disassembled the original way. See if you can find it...

Puzzle made from Yellow Leichhardt.  Stand made from Mackay Cedar.  Yellow Leichhardt was used because of it's distinctive bright yellow colour to try to match the golden colour that parking meters on the Gold Coast are painted. 
Size: 160mm x 30mm x 80mm.

Independant review of this puzzle: http://www.puzzlemad.co.uk/2011/11/gold-coast-parking-meter.html 

Click this link to view some photos from IPP27 Edward Hordern Puzzle Exchange. Brian generally stives to theme puzzles relating to where IPP is being held and because he was close to home this year he was able to go "all out" by having Sophie, a Gold Coast Meter Maid, as his very capable (and popular) exchange assistant.

Meter Maids were first seen in Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast in 1965 to try to help beat the bad image created by the installation of parking meters.  Gorgeous girls in gold bikinis fed coins into expired parking meters to prevent tourists from being fined, causing quite a controversy at the time.  They are still seen in Surfers today although they are generally hired by local businesses these days.

 
Coming of Age by Vinco Coming of Age by Vinco Out of Stock





Edward Hordern Puzzle Exchange  - Gold Coast, Australia, August 2007
Presented by Laurie Brokenshire.  Made by Václav Obšívac.  Designed by Václav Obšívac.

Difficulty 5/5+
The puzzle is to assemble the six differently shaped pieces into this very complex interlocking burr.  This puzzle is one of the hardest that Vinco has ever invented and because of the way it has to be assembled it is not possible to solve this puzzle using a computer program.

 
The Cube wooden packing puzzle The Cube wooden packing puzzle


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Edward Hordern Puzzle Exchange  - Gold Coast, Australia, August 2007
Presented by Andreas Röver.  Made by Brian Young @ Mr Puzzle Australia.  Designed by Andreas Röver

The object of the puzzle is to make a cube with the given pieces.  Not your usual 3x3 cube; a very entertaining puzzle.

Puzzle made from cedar stained Radiata.
Size: 90mm x 90mm x 45mm (pieces made from 20mm x 20mm stock)

 
Dicey Box 12 piece wooden burr puzzle Dicey Box 12 piece wooden burr puzzle


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Edward Hordern Puzzle Exchange  - Gold Coast, Australia, August 2007
Presented by Bill Darrah.  Made by Brian Young @ Mr Puzzle Australia. Designed by Bill Darrah.

The puzzle is to disassemble and reassemble the 12 piece burr so that all the decorative routing is symmetrical.  The puzzle can go together in two different ways.   A very elegant design by Bill Darrah who is well known for designing very difficult puzzles.   As well as being a burr it is actually a box with an inside space of 45mm x 45mm x 45mm.

 
Sydney Harburr Bridge level 6 burr Sydney Harburr Bridge level 6 burr


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Edward Hordern Puzzle Exchange  - Gold Coast, Australia, August 2007
Presented by Paul McDermott.  Made by Paul McDermott and Brian Young @ Mr Puzzle Australia. Designed by Paul McDermott.

Status: 30th March 2013. Only 17 left. Once sold we won't make this puzzle again.

The object of the puzzle is pull down and reassemble the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

This level 6 burr (that is 6 moves to remove the first piece from the puzzle) is two separate burrs that work in conjunction with each other.  The puzzle has 10 pieces in total.

 
Boston Tea Chest wooden puzzle Boston Tea Chest wooden puzzle


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Edward Hordern Puzzle Exchange  - Boston, USA, August 2006
Presented by Brian Young.  Made by Brian Young @ Mr Puzzle Australia.  Designed by Brian Young.

The object of the puzzle is find the T inside the Boston Tea Chest.

You will have to disassemble the burr to find it.
Brian got the idea behind this puzzle from an old Phillipe Dubois puzzle. The T shaped pieces were originally two sets of mirror reversed triplets. He changed these pieces to ensure they were all different, giving it a unique solution, now separating on one axis only.  Brian also added a locking mechanism that will ensure the puzzle is more difficult to disassemble.

 
Diagonal Twins eleven piece interlocking puzzle Diagonal Twins eleven piece interlocking puzzle


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Edward Hordern Puzzle Exchange  - Helsinki, Finland, August 2005
Presented by Brian Young.  Made by Brian Young @ Mr Puzzle Australia.  Designed by Stuart Gee.

The object of the puzzle is to disassemble the eleven pieces and reassemble them into the twin burrs.

An Aussie puzzle friend, Stuart Gee, found many interesting shapes could be made using square stock cut on a 45º diagonal whilst experimenting with puzzles made from folded paper pieces.   Click here to see some of Stuart's experimenting with paper pieces.

The puzzle is made from Red Silky Oak, a native Australian wood.

 
SEARious Burr 13 piece burr with secret lock SEARious Burr 13 piece burr with secret lock


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Edward Hordern Puzzle Exchange  - Chicago, USA,  August 2003
Another completely new design by Brian Young.

The puzzle is to take the SEARious burr apart.  Modelled on Chicago's tallest building, the Sears Tower, Brian created this 13 piece interlocking burr.  But it's so much more than just an interlocking burr;  incorporating the use of tools supplied as part of the puzzle it's biggest challenge is to open the secret lock.  It will take 13 steps to unlock the secret internal mechanism.   (The elegant solutions does not involve force, or banging, or hitting against another surface).

Considering it has no gravity pins or magnets Brian considers it to be a very challenging puzzle.

Is 13 your lucky number? 

 
IPP wooden Burr 14 piece IPP wooden Burr 14 piece


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Edward Hordern Puzzle Exchange  - Tokyo, JAPAN,  August 2001
Designed, made and presented by Brian Young @ Mr Puzzle.

Brian created a working model of the IPP logo created by Gianni Sarcone in 1999.
It has 14 interlocking pieces and takes 13 directional moves to remove the first piece.

The puzzle is a completely new design invented by Brian Young for IPP.  

The puzzle is presented in Queensland Silver Ash timber. A permanent ink is used to colour the IPP logo.                                                                                         

 
Karakuri small puzzle box #8 Karakuri small puzzle box #8


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IPP Puzzle Exchange  - Luxembourg, August 1996
Presented by Akio Kamei.  Made by Karakuri Creation Group.  Designed by Akio Kamei.

This puzzle was originally designed by Akio Kamei for the IPP16 Puzzle Exchange event held in Luxembourg in 1996.  Back then he called it 3D Box.   The puzzle continues to be made at the Karakuri Creation Group and is as tricky as ever even now!

This puzzle box is quite different looking to others in the set;  and although its not the most difficult its mechanism is quite different too and so a must for any collector of Kamei designs.

This very special puzzle box is crafted in Keyaki (the Japanese word for the wood from the Zelkova tree; part of the Elm family) and Walnut woods.

Size outside: 58mm x 58mm x 58mm    A solution is provided.

 

 


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