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.
The Monument is made from Queensland Silver Ash and it sits on a Western Australian Jarrah base. There are fabricated steel tools and magnets inside the puzzle.Size of base is: 65mm x 65mm x 33mm The monument is 85mm tall.