Hanayama UFO take apart puzzle

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We have some advance copies of the amazing new UFO puzzle from Hanayama. Released in Japan in February 2019 this puzzle won’t be available outside Japan until mid 2019 . Made to the same high standard as previous Hanayama this is a level 4 puzzle invented by Vesa Timonen.

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Hanayama Difficulty Level 4 – A significant challenge.

Your mission is to remove the globe from within the classic UFO shape and then put it back again. You’ll need all the logic and inspiration you can find to do it.  You’ll also need steady hands because the globe is not a single piece. It’s 4 pieces. And the 4 spheroidal pieces in the centre slip and slide away when you try to move them around inside the out ring of the UFO.  It might not look like it but at the end you will have 6 pieces to put back together. Quite a handful.

Do you believe in UFO’s?  You want to believe in them, don’t you?  But you need the phenomenon proved to you first don’t you? So here’s your chance! Solve the puzzle and you’ll know for sure UFO’s really do exist!

This amazing UFO enigma was invented by Finnish designer Vesa Timonen. Vesa has designed a number of puzzles for Hanayama over the years and his trademark is a deceptively simple design to achieve a surprisingly difficult puzzle. Vesa says he’s not a huge fan of hidden mechanisms in a puzzle but he had wanted to invent a puzzle having a ball shape at the core of the puzzle and it just happened that this is how the puzzle turned out. He apologises for it being hidden but it is the only way in this case.

One of the Huzzle series this puzzle was released in Japan by Hanayama in February 2019. Made for serious puzzlers. The mission is separate and then return to the original state. The casting is very precise and you have to manoeuvre the puzzle into just the right position for it to work.

Size: The UFO puzzle is 50mm in diameter and made from high-quality cast metal.  The box is 75mm x 115mm x 45mm
A solution sheet in English is now available and will be put with each puzzle that goes out.

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Weight 0.135 kg
Dimensions 5 × 12 × 8 cm


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  1. One person found this helpful


    I did Enigma, I did Vortex, I did Infinity, Elk and Radix. But THIS puzzle, either I’m missing an obvious clue or this is a legitimate skull cracker. Thankfully I enjoy frustration but the 4 rating is an understatement. A beautiful but harsh puzzle that will look good on my completion shelf around 2024 or 25 at this rate. LOVE HANAYAMA!

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  2. Iddyott69


    So this puzzle is pretty hard to solve. The most frustrating part is that maybe mine is cast poorly. I can never get the sphere slices to drop without using an external tool. Good thing it was cheap, about to toss it in the trash since the solution is unreliable.

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