Lotus sequential discovery puzzle

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AUD $222.73USD $

Stock Update 25th November 2019. Unfortunately, all Lotus puzzles have been sold. I have no information about when I may get some more from Wil but it will probably not be until later in 2020.
UPDATED 7th August 2020. Confirmed shipment of Lotus is nearly here. According to tracking I should have them some time next week.  I will send an email to all people on the “Notify Stock” list as soon as they are available for sale.

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.
Note: These puzzles are rarely available so purchase quantity is restricted to 1 per customer.

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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!!

Additional information

Weight 0.3 kg
Dimensions 2 × 11 × 6 cm


Difficulty Level

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