You’ll be amazed by panels of this puzzle box and how they interact.
You’ll be amazed by the strange shapes of the 82 separate pieces and how they allow sliding to get them apart.
And You’ll be amazed at how this puzzle box disassembles and you can find the Orion token in the small space inside.
But when the pieces are laid out separately you might be a little daunted at how to reassemble it!
With 24 steps to open, this puzzle box offers lots of entertainment for the solver to open. There’s also the challenge of closing the puzzle box again.
A hidden compartment in the final piece lets you place a special item as a reward for extra excitement.
A card with the website address of detailed instructions is included so you can easily open the puzzle to hide an item and to assist with reassembling the box once opened.
We rate the 24 step larger Orion puzzle box at about 6/10. That means we expect you might work on it for an hour or so before not just fluking the solution but really understanding what’s happening and being able to repeat it at will. All our difficulty ratings are assessed assuming you DO NOT consult the solution sheet.
This is one of a series of originally designed puzzle boxes by Patrick Alpers from Michigan, USA. Patrick is new to designing puzzle boxes and says “I’ve enjoyed puzzle boxes and brain teasers my whole life and finally decided to start designing and producing my own this year . I got a Glowforge to laser cut each of the pieces for my puzzles, and assemble them all by hand. Each puzzle is an original design that I’ve meticulously tested and tweaked. I’m continually working on new designs and release new puzzles a few times a year.”
Patrick has given the series an astronomical flavour calling this harder puzzle Orion being a prominent constellation located on the celestial equator and visible throughout the world. He’s named another puzzle box in this series after the binary star in the Scorpius constellation, Antares.
Size: Outside Dimensions: 143mm x 71mm x 71mm Hidden Compartment: 50mm x 20mm x 20mm
Wood: Maple ply finished with clear lacquer. There is no separate boxing for this puzzle. It will be bubble-wrapped.
A card comes with the puzzle with a QR code you can scan do download the solution. It helps with both opening the box and also assembling it again.