Designer: Dr. Volker Latussek

This puzzle measures: 70 mm x 70 mm x 50 mm

Material: Ping Oak / Padauk

Kevin Sadler wrote about it:

“This beautiful puzzle by Dr Latussek is a whole different level of challenge. One of the features that marks Volker's approach is that he always stipulates a way that the puzzle should be presented to be solved and that format is usually just as gorgeous (and often as much of a challenge) as the actual puzzle solution. Dufour arrives in a box with a beautiful cross visible on top and the whole assembly slides out of the box to reveal a 2×2 square on the opposite face. Having admired the beautiful construction, I carefully took it apart to find 8 pieces which need to be fitted back into the box and ending up with all the pieces flush with the surface. Looking at the shapes of the pieces, I knew that I was going to really struggle – have I told you that packing puzzles are really not my fort√©. I have worked on this for over a week on and off and have so far not even come close to solving it. It may be that this is too difficult for me – maybe too many pieces or maybe the shapes are too complex? For anyone who loves very difficult packing puzzles, this will be a wonderful challenge. I am unable also to put it back to the starting shape either despite the “assistance” provided by the coloured pieces. Yet again, Dr Latussek shows that he is the master of this sort of puzzle!”