XoBoLF Flohcircus puzzle box

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AUD $59.09USD $

Stock update 22nd July 2021.  This batch of boxes sold out today. We hope to get more later in the year but probably not until at least the last quarter.

Why would Jean-Claude Constantin call a puzzle box after a Flea Circus? What is the code XoBoLF engraved on the box? And does any of this help open the box?

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A John Claude Constantin designed puzzle and it’s a puzzle box as well! Wow, that’s special. His puzzle designs are rarely found for sale outside Germany and this one is new to the world in 2020.

Flohcircus literally means Flea Circus. And it’s still a tradition today that a Flea Circus is part of the annual Oktoberfest celebrations in Munich, Germany every year.  But what has this got to do with opening a puzzle box? And does the code XoBoLF engraved on the box have anything to do with the solution? It’s a big ask to get inside the inventive and imaginative mind of Jean-Claude Constantin so good luck with that!

It’s not the most difficult puzzle JCC has ever designed but an elegant solution no doubt! A new box of 2020 with many rotating parts that will confuse for sure. 

The puzzle is crafted from made of laser cut wood with metal parts and an acrylic raised face that covers some cogs and other working parts. It has a half wooden ball protruding from the opposite face. The puzzle is well made but pitched as a collector piece; with the acrylic top and many parts it may not stand up to any rough treatment when solving.

Size: The outside dimensions are 90mm x 80mm x 70mm  Space inside: 50mm x 40mm x 40mm
Puzzle shrink-wrapped with no solution.

These secret opening boxes, trickboxen in German, are designed and made by Jean Claude Constantin who lives and works in Nuremberg.  John Claude mostly makes and sells puzzles for the famous Christmas Markets all over Germany but sometimes we are able to have a few copies to sell.  The supply is limited so once these are sold it is uncertain when, or if, we will have them again.

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Weight 0.150 kg
Dimensions 10 × 9 × 9 cm
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