Ali Morris designed the lock for his friend (and co-conspirator at Brass Monkey Puzzles) Steve Nichols to enter as his IPP Exchange puzzle at IPP38…
Hanayama Trinity puzzle wins Jury 1st Prize in Design Comp
Designed by Kyoo Wong who has worked with Hanayama based in Hong Kong for many years.
This puzzle won the Jury 1st Prize in the Nob Yoshigahara Design Competition in San Diego in August 2018. Checkout the competition he was up against here: https://johnrausch.com/DesignCompetition/
And if the many blog posts around the internet are anything to go by it’s proving to be a very difficult puzzle.
Maybe because it’s quite organic and less structured in shape the solution can be a bit elusive. There are 20 steps in the printed solution and you know that any puzzle with that many steps is going to be hard to solve. But to get a Jury 1st prize the judges must have found that when you do solve it there was a great Aha! feeling and great satisfaction.
The puzzle is released in Japan under the HUZZLE logo and our stock is imported from Japan in it’s original Japanese packaging.