Get Trunk 1

Designer: Alexander Magyarics

This puzzle measures: 198 mm x 198 mm x 20 mm

Material: Oak, Cherry, Acacia, Zebrano, Wenge, Padauk

Kevin Sadler wrote about it:

“I adored the Bugs packing puzzle which could be hung on a wall as a piece of art and this is another along similar lines – it is very large at 21cm square, it has a clear acrylic cover and has been drilled so that it can be hung on a wall for display. It's almost as if this puzzle was designed by Alexander and made by Pelikan specifically for me. With my family history of elephant collecting which I inherited from my late mum, I would never be able to resist another fun challenge with the same theme. This time we have an Oak and Maple frame and 6 different elephant shapes made from Acacia, Padauk, Wenge, Cherry and Zebrano (2 pieces). I started playing with this before I knew the instructions. I was trying to place all 6 pieces in the frame for quite a while before Alexander contacted me to tell me that there are 3 challenges. Each one is to place “just” 5 elephants inside. The first 2 challenges are to use just one of the Zebrano elephants alone with the other 4 pieces and then a more difficult supplementary challenge is to use both the Zebrano pieces and fit another 3 of the others inside the frame (but which pieces?). The shapes only differ in the position of the trunks and the complexity of their shape makes this a much tougher challenge than expected. So far I have only found one of the solutions…I blame my failure on the others on the cat on my lap who won't lie still whilst I balance this on top of him. Get this puzzle – you really won't be disappointed. It is seriously tough.”