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4.6 out of 5 stars
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4.6 out of 5 stars
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on 7 June 2011
Rated at 6 out of 6 in difficulty level.

Allegedly one of the most difficult puzzles in the series (alongside the much better Hanayama Enigma Puzzle or Hanayama Vortex Puzzle).

This puzzle had me ... er ... puzzled for quite a while.

From just looking at it, you'd say you have a pretty good idea how to go about it.
However, the solution is rather more complicated than "twisting nuts and bolts".

Maybe I'm too old fashioned, but I like these sort of puzzles to work as a series of clever manipulations. The more elegant, the better.

This one feels clunky and unnatural.
Also, if you insist on going the "twisting" way, it's easy to seize up the whole thing.

The grating nature of this puzzle had me give it up after a few days. I just couldn't get excited about solving it.

Still, as ever with this company, the puzzle is top quality, so by all means do try it if you're curious about it.

As a side note, I wish Amazon would also sell the beautiful looking "Sea" series from this company, such as Cast Shark, Cast Seahorse, Cast Claw and others (which I luckily managed to buy from elsewhere).
Whilst not being top difficulty, these are by far the best looking puzzles. They combine "traditional" metal puzzle solutions with a natural imagery of sea life.
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on 27 February 2014
I spent ages fiddling with this, then gave it to my mates 14 year old daughter who did it almost instantly. One the "trick" has been understood, this puzzle is in fact quite easy, which is a shame.

However there is always the more advanced move of trying to get the two nuts saying "NUT" "CASE" as opposed to the easy assembly where one of the words is upside down.
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on 26 May 2016
Great fun for christmas, perfect gift if you dont like talking to someone as this will shut them up for hours. They may not like you due to the frustration caused, but they truly are complex pieces of art
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on 17 January 2012
I had no problem about the product, it is an absolute beauty, the only problem was the delivery which took upto 15 days. It was in fantastic condition, and has hours and hours of fun, however i would not reccomend this for under 11 year olds as this is quite heavy, and they will end up biting it or throwing it . WE HAVE RECIEVED THE PRODUCT.
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on 29 December 2012
I bought this puzzle for my partner and he completed it very quickly, i wouldnt say that it was a 6 out of 6 as seemed so easy to figure out, also friends who tried the puzzle cmpleted it in about 5 mins, although took longer to put back together.
i have given it a 4 out of 5 as it is a very good quality puzzle and was very fun to complete, would have been a 5 if more difficult.
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on 9 January 2015
took a few days to solve. great fun.. yet very frustrating at times. doesnt disappoint!
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on 6 January 2016
Excellent! My son really loves the puzzle. Will be buying more for his collection.
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on 14 September 2014
Good fun as a present to keep them occupied
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on 27 January 2015
Excellent quality like all there puzzles
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on 3 December 2015
As hard as I expected and heard it wa .
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