Lotus sequential discovery puzzle

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AUD $222.73USD $

To find the Lotus Flower you need to remove the aluminium circular disc and rod. Even when you do that there’s more to the puzzle. The puzzle is a very, very difficult design by Wil Strijbos.

With 19,696,167+ views on YouTube and counting…. This puzzle is incredibly popular but supply is very limited. This is the final shipment for the current year, and no date set as yet for any to be produced next year, so the purchase quantity is restricted to 1 per customer.

 

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Description

The object of the Lotus is to find the Lotus Flower.

To do this you need to remove an aluminium circular disc with a rod running through the centre. But if you think you’ve done the puzzle by then you’re very much mistaken.

The Lotus is based on the Yen Puzzle which was invented by Wil back in 1979. That puzzle had a wooden frame with a nail in it that held a Japanese Yen Coin. This new puzzle is beautifully machined from anodised blue aluminium and has additional secrets not found in the original design. Those secrets are where the puzzle gets it’s name Lotus Flower and until you understand the reason for the name it can be said you have not solved the puzzle.

There are many, many steps in this puzzle. Many small parts. No banging, no tapping, no external tools, no force in any way; just enjoy the puzzle and find the secrets of the Lotus Flower.

Size: 110mm x 55mnm x 20mm

The puzzle is very solid, and quite heavy. It’s made of anodised blue aluminium. It has the name Lotus and Wil’s signature engraved on the side.
It does not have very fancy packaging; just a plain white card box. We will put a sticker on the box with the goal of the puzzle and a couple of do’s and don’ts.

Wil is a true puzzle solver and has the philosophical view that puzzles should not come with solution sheets. So, if you purchase one of these puzzles there will be no solution supplied. Brian did eventually solve the puzzle after a few hours. Pretty tough!!

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Weight 0.315 kg
Dimensions 2 × 11 × 6 cm
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4.08 out of 5 stars

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  1. Jason

    Jason

    Was a great puzzle for me as I love a challenge. The only thing I was annoyed by is that once I figured out the next step the puzzle did not want to advance. An accidental motion got it to work but I don’t think it was intended. Still a great puzzle and a good size to take with you wherever you go like I did to constantly try to figure it out.

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  2. sody99

    sody99

    I absolutely loved this puzzle it is very intricate but one of the most fun you will ever solve. It has very high quality and great design took me a while to solve but a great overall puzzle. Although, the puzzle is amazing and one of the best to ever solve it is very expensive I only bought it because I love solving hard and intricate puzzles but this is for sure one of if not the most expensive puzzle I have ever purchased.

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  3. Karlitos

    Karlitos

    Wil Strijbos’ puzzles are amazing. People complain about the cost but don’t realize the intellect and precision that goes into making a puzzle of this caliber and quality! You get what you pay for and this puzzle certainly proves that point! Thanks for another amazing puzzle Wil! I’ve become a big fan!

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  4. Jim K

    Jim K

    A lot of people have commented on the price. Based on the materials and quality of construction, I think it’s a very fair price. I’m not sure (even producing in batches) that I’d be willing to do it myself for any less. The puzzle is not easy, but does allow you to make progress at a rate that doesn’t cause frustration. One other comment made was “boring once solved” – I think this could be said of most discovery puzzles unless they require a lot of manipulation (which moves the solution away from skill and logic and closer to luck). A great addition overall to my collection.

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  5. Jake

    Jake

    Hi,this puzzle is probably the best puzzle I have solved

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  6. Jake

    Jake

    Hi,this puzzle is probably the best puzzle I have solved

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  7. I_Puzzle_Nerd

    I_Puzzle_Nerd

    I think it’s great and awesome but I think the price should go down because of I’ve never seen a puzzle so expensive, also what about the people that have a small budget but want to solve puzzles but they can’t because all the fun ones are stupidly expensive

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  8. Saoirse

    Saoirse

    This puzzle incorporates designs from famous puzzles into one streamlined aluminium design. I really like it because it is fun to hold and play with while discovering it’s secrets. The hint on the box helps you to stay focused and solve the whole puzzle. The Lotus is the key to enlightenment!

    My only complaint is that I definitely prefer purple over blue. I would like to have some colour choices. Maybe add interchangeable colour covers to the puzzle! Yay!

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  9. Travis

    Travis

    Absolutely amazing puzzle not only in the multiple (and I really do mean multiple) steps it takes to complete, but in the quality of the puzzle itself. Additionally this puzzle has a little false secret to throw you off finding the real goal. I don’t want to say too much as it would possibly spoil it for some, but what I will say is don’t give up until you feel you have found the real lotus flower or have explored every part of the puzzle.

    Remember: “Until you understand the reason for the name it can be said you have not solved the puzzle.”

    To address some of the other reviews, It seems price is the biggest issue for a lot of people. What they need to understand is these puzzles are handmachined, made of quality aluminium, look amazing, and would take hours upon hours to verify each puzzle works as intended. Additionally they need to be shipped from overseas to Australia (in this case). Quality costs money people. It is far from the most expensive puzzles out there, but you need to decide if owning a high quality premium puzzle is worth the cost.

    To those looking for another high quality puzzle (or series of puzzles) I suggest looking into Revomaze! Most likely starting in Blue or if you like a harder puzzle/maze, look at the Bronze or above. They are another amazing high quality machined puzzle (that cost a little more than the Lotus) and in my opinion is worth every cent….To put it in a time scale, it took me around an hour to complete the Lotus, and yet I have around 20 hours invested in my Bronze Revomaze and I still haven’t completed it.

    Keep puzzling everyone!

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  10. Carter Nicks

    Carter Nicks

    Please reduce the cost

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  11. laelae

    laelae

    its the funnest puzzle I’ve ever played cost is high

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  12. JB

    JB

    I really love the design and quality of this puzzle but it is extremely high in price… otherwise I would recommend this puzzle

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  13. Puzzle boi

    Puzzle boi

    I want it but it is never in stock.

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  14. anonamos

    anonamos

    it i always out of stock i haven’t bought the product but i have used the product before it is a good quality product but it is always out of stock

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  15. Gord

    Gord

    I think the most difficult part to this puzzle, is actually buying it!! I have been trying for almost a year now with no luck. The comments on the puzzle state that waiting list orders will be filled first. I have been looking for a waiting list, or any list with no luck. I’ve been a good boy this year Santa! Maybe? 🙂

    [Reply Mr Puzzle 23/9/19] Email [email protected] and I’ll add you to the list. Wil Strijbos is not a high volume producer. As I receive batches of puzzles from Wil I offer them to people in order of when they contacted me. Even if I have some after that and list them on the web page they usually sell out within a day or two. They are just so popular!

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  16. Michael Texler

    Wow, this is fun

    Michael Texler (verified owner)

    Another fantastic puzzle by Wil Strijbos. The first step is the hardest. There are some neat tricks. The later parts of this puzzle aren’t too tricky if you are an experienced puzzler. The fun to be had is the discovery of each step.
    My daughter and I solved it in about 90 minutes after a satisfying journey of discovery.
    The instructions on the box supplied are important, take heed, unless you want a complimentary puzzle (’nuff said).
    This is not a violent puzzle…!
    Once understood, the puzzle can be rapidly assembled and disassembled.
    It looks great, it feels great, it is fun to do, it is fun to watch others giving it a go.
    Only criticism is a lack of anodised colour choices (?red, ?green, ?purple) unless Wil has good reasons for doing Blue!

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  17. 2018 Clan YT

    2018 Clan YT

    Great product I love this challenging puzzle

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  18. Lob

    Lob

    As much as I love puzzles this one blew my mind. Although it is cool it is very expensive considering I didn’t have much money as a kid.

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  19. Phil

    Phil

    This puzzle is very hard to find. I waited almost a year to get mine, but of course it’s worth it. The puzzle itself is of extremely good quality material and you can tell the inventor is very proud of their work. I enjoy trying to figure this one out and to watch others do the same. Great piece, I recommend!

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  20. Yeet

    Yeet

    Dick

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  21. Tyler

    Tyler

    I’ve become a big fan of this puzzle. It really lights people’s eyes up as they mess around with the various mechanisms. There’s often discussion around additional tricks that could be worked into a future revision. Something I never see people bring up with my other puzzles. It’s quite unique.

    Dozens of friends have opened this in the months since I got it and I think we’ve collectively managed to break it in every way possible. Thankfully, the puzzle is extremely well engineered and can be restored with a few tricks. Metal throughout, I suspect it will last forever. 🙂

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  22. Caden

    Caden

    great solve

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  23. Sally

    Sally

    Amazing quality but it cost to much.

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  24. William

    William

    I’m not an avid puzzle buyer or solver, I saw this one and it looked interesting enough. I’m not sure how much this puzzle usually runs for, but it is a lot heavier than it looks. The quality is great and it’s solution feels extremely gratifying to achieve. Thanks to its relatively small-size, I can take it with me anywhere. Many of my students have tried to solve this puzzle, to no avail might I add, and said it feels great but “is literally impossible to solve.” I wonder what the look on their face when one student gets beyond the first step.

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  25. Bell

    Bell

    I would recommend this puzzle to anyone but the only problem is that it’s a pricey puzzle

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  26. Kiruul

    Kiruul

    I loved the way the box got the name

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  27. Yolanda

    Yolanda

    Amazing idea but $140 USD is quite pricey.

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  28. peckerhead

    peckerhead

    i liked the idea but mane that is too much money for a block of metal

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  29. Tj

    Tj

    Awesome puzzle except boring once solved

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  30. Kingofpuzzle

    Kingofpuzzle

    Bought it for so expensive but when I went to Beijing, it just cost me a mere 25USD same quality

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  31. Mr.puzzled |||

    Mr.puzzled |||

    I’m not WHATS you would say poor but I don’t have money at this time to spend all that which makes me sad

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  32. Guy

    Guy

    Why is this product worth $141 dollars this is not a complaint I a just wondering why it’s worth so much

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  33. ED

    ED

    Very difficult box. I enjoyed every level. Looking forward for the next challenge.

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  34.  Lotus

    Lotus

    I don’t really think it should be priced at $150 for US but it was definitely worth my time I enjoyed this puzzle and would recommend it to others

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  35. DJ

    DJ

    I currently own roughy over 30+ puzzles with a difficulty range from easy to very hard and price ranging from cheap to very expensive. I have to say that this one has to be in my top 3. The quality is great and the solution was well thought out. When you think you have it solved, you might want to do a reassessment.

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  36. Michael Salvitti

    Credit to Wil Strijbos

    Michael Salvitti (verified owner)

    After recently buying the danlock puzzle and loving it, I was really eager to get another quality sequential puzzle. This did not disappoint! Really get process to the solution and like all puzzles in this price bracket the craftsmanship and work that goes into it is something I really appreciate and value.
    Fantastic puzzle 10/10 overall experience.
    Difficulty 9/10. Took me about 1.5-2 hours to solve.

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