Collectors are loving metal puzzles these days and this triangular metal burr is one to add to your collection. It has three identical pieces interlocked to make a triangular shape.
This is a level 4.2 burr but quite different from other burrs we usually see. The puzzle definitely lends itself to metal, heavy metal, rather than wood because of the odd shapes and angles.
For puzzle collectors and non-puzzlers alike this one has something to offer. This black anodised piece looks pretty menacing but it’s actually a very doable burr puzzle and makes a fascinating and engaging executive desk piece It moves enough to make it interesting but definitely won’t just fall apart easily.
Brian (aka Mr Puzzle) didn’t take too long to find the solution but fair to say but he does admit that his first thoughts on how it would work were totally wrong. When you first start playing with the puzzle pieces do move but it really takes a bit of thought to work out how they might separate.
This puzzle is heavy and you should be careful not to drop it because it will damage something; avoid playing with it on your best wooden dining room table for sure!
The puzzle is made from black anodised aluminium. It has been stamped rather than individually machined like a more expensive Wil Strijbos puzzle but it’s still done precisely so that it works well.
Size: Triangular sides are 70mm long. Width 43mm Thickness of pieces is 7mm
Trilateral Triangle is packaged in an aluminium tin with removable lid. The sits well inside a rubber cut out to prevent scratching. It has a printed step by step solution inside. This really attractive tin packaging makes a great gift.
There are 3 different puzzles in this new series from 2019 and you can buy the set of three including Cross-Hatch and Metal Snake Cube as a discounted set.
You can also buy the full set of 6 metal puzzles including Ring Road, Strong Fortress and Wan from 2018 if you don’t already have those. Each packaged separately. All different colours, all different puzzles. A very attractive set and great value.