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Puzzles by Type > Interlocking Burrs - Budget


tfzigsmall.jpgJerry Slocum & Jack Botermans' research published in 2007 in "Het Ultieme Puzzleboek" tells us that the earliest verified evidence of interlocking burrs actually being sold is Peter Friedrich Catel's catalog of puzzles dated 1785 which showed 6 & 24 piece burrs being sold in Berlin.  However they also report unverified stories of a 6 piece burr invented in China by Lu Ban sou as early as the 7th century B.C.

The puzzles in this category have generally been mass produced but that does not mean the designs are any less interesting or less challenging.  In fact some of the best puzzle designers in the world are represented in this category. 

Read more about burr puzzles at Wikipedia.




12 piece interlocking burr puzzle 12 piece interlocking burr puzzle


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The puzzle is to disassemble and reassemble this interlocking wooden burr puzzle. The puzzle has 11 identical pieces plus one with an extra check out.
This puzzle included in discount set of 4 for just $20. Click here.

 
Wooden barrel 12 piece interlocking puzzle Wooden barrel 12 piece interlocking puzzle


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The puzzle is to disassemble and reassemble the 12 piece barrel puzzle.

Its debatable whether the origins of this puzzle are German or Japanese; but for sure they go back to at least 1890 or earlier.  And its still just as puzzling in the 21st century!

 
Gordian's Knot very difficult take apart interlocking burr puzzle Gordian's Knot very difficult take apart interlocking burr puzzle


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The puzzle is to slide each piece oin the correct sequence to take the puzzle apart.
With every move you make, one or more pieces will move easily - but there's only one correct answer.  It's up to you to work out which move is the right one!

This is an extremely difficult interlocking burr puzzle.

This puzzle is so difficult the makers have included a 69 page, one step per page, spiral bound glossy colour solution booklet.  It includes BOTH the solution to take the puzzle apart and also the steps to put it back together again.

 
Interlocking 9 piece Flower Burr Interlocking 9 piece Flower Burr


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The puzzle is to disassemble and reassemble the 9 piece interlocking burr.  Once complete the rounded darker pieces and contrasting lighter straight pieces make the completed shape look like a flower.
The puzzle is available as the 9 piece snowflake with opposite colour contrast here.

 
Chrystal 9 piece interlocking burr Chrystal 9 piece interlocking burr


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Sometimes called the Japanese Chrystal or Pagoda puzzle this one has just 9 pieces to assemble the interlocking burr so it's a great way to learn to do this type of puzzle. Each of the 9 pieces has been interlocked to make a symmetrical, multifaceted structure with a solid core.
This puzzle included in discount set of 4 for just $20. Click here.

 
Molecule wooden planet puzzle Molecule wooden planet puzzle


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The aim is to take the wooden molecule puzzle apart and then rebuild it without looking at the solution.
The puzzle is sometimes also known as the Planet puzzle or the Atomic puzzle or the Atom puzzle.  It consists of 12 wooden balls connected by 30 short rods to look like a planet or a molecule.  Pieces have been lacquered. 
This puzzle included in discount set of 4 for just $20. Click here.

 
Chrystal 33 piece wooden burr Chrystal 33 piece wooden burr


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Sometimes called the Japanese Chrystal or Pagoda puzzle this one has 33 pieces to assemble the interlocking burr. Each of the 33 pieces has been interlocked to make a symmetrical, multifaceted structure with a solid core.  Includes sheet with helpful hints to solve.

We also have a 51 piece version of this puzzle. Click here.

 
6 piece wooden Star puzzle 6 piece wooden Star puzzle


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The puzzle is to build the 12 pointed star from the six identical pieces.  What better puzzle to celebrate Christmas.
Detailed solution included.

 
Bamboo 6 piece framed burr puzzle 7006 Bamboo 6 piece framed burr puzzle 7006


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Difficulty Rating 4 out of 5 = Unbelievable
A 6 piece burr inside a static frame; 7 pieces in all.  The puzzle reminds us of Bill Cutler's Bin Cross made by Toyo Glass in 1991 but the pieces are quite different.
The puzzle is an Eco Game made from Bamboo. 

 
Gridlock wooden puzzle Gridlock wooden puzzle


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The puzzle is to build the 12 piece interlocking puzzle with the ball inside.

 
Brick sticks 15 piece diagonal burr puzzle Brick sticks 15 piece diagonal burr puzzle


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The object is to assemble the 15 piece diagonal interlocking burr puzzle.

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.

We expect this 15 piece version to be quite a handful. It has a slight change on original Finnish design which helps lock the puzzle together.

 
Set of 3 classic wooden puzzles Set of 3 classic wooden puzzles


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This is a set of 3 classic difficult wooden puzzles presented in a wooden gift box.


Six piece burr -
This six block burr has a solid piece which locks it together.

Six piece pyramid of balls -
The puzzle is to build a pyramid. This puzzle was first designed by Piet Hein of Denmark as the Pyramystery puzzle.

Twelve piece cube with corners cut -
Assemble the pieces into a cube.   Quite a challenge to build.

The puzzles are made to a budget and a little loose fitting but it's a great chance to get three different types of difficult puzzles at a bargain price. All puzzles sold with a printed solution which is printed by Mr Puzzle and exclusive to us.

If you're looking for a bargain check our Selling Out page:  We have a few items that the clear tops have be scratches & cracks evident in them.  Puzzles are not damaged. Selling for $12.00 only. Click here.

 
Chrystal 51 piece teak puzzle Chrystal 51 piece teak puzzle


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The puzzle is to assemble the 51 pieces into this amazing Chrystal shape.   Yes 51 pieces;  a real handful!   Often called The Great Pagoda or Japanese Crystal, this puzzle has been popular in Japan for many years and may well have originated there. Each of the 51 pieces has been interlocked to make a symmetrical, multifaceted structure with a solid core.

 
Mongolian Zodiac Burr puzzles Mongolian Zodiac Burr puzzles


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Zodiac Animal Selection



There are 12 different interlocking burrs;  the combination of pieces in each burr varies slightly to give 12 different solutions.

The carving on the end of each burr represents one of the different Mongolian zodiac animals;  these are the same animals as the Chinese years.

 
Twelve Points to Insanity Twelve Points to Insanity


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DIFFICULTY RATING 3

The puzzle is to build the 12 pointed star from the six identical pieces.  

 
Star Burst 21 piece teak puzzle Star Burst 21 piece teak puzzle


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The puzzle is to assemble the 21 pieces into the beautiful star burst.

 
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.

 
Round hollow 6 piece interlocking burr Round hollow 6 piece interlocking burr N/A





Assemble the 6 pieces into the interlocking ball. There are 5 identical pieces plus one locking piece.

 

 


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