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Rose Purpleheart

Designer: Osanori Yamamoto

This puzzle measures: 84 mm x 84 mm x 84 mm

Weight: 100 g

Material: Purpleheart

Moves 20.6.6.5 Rotation required

Kevin Sadler wrote about it:

“Rose is yet another interlocking design by the wonderfully prolific Osanori Yamamoto. I saw these when he first showed it off last year and hoped that someone would make it available. How could I resist this version by Pelikan – especially one so perfectly made? My copy is made from Purpleheart, Wenge and Acacia and the precision has to be seen to be believed! The concept is that of a board with a man shaped hole cut in it and the 4 identical pieces are inserted through the hole into a position with them interlocked. A mixture of sliding movements and rotations will allow the pieces to be removed equentially. This process took me about 15 minutes and I actually thought to myself that this was a little disappointing… until it came to reassembly! As is usual, I had scrambled the pieces and left them for a while – this allowed me to totally forget the sequence (level 20.6.6.5). The reassembly was a fantastic challenge; putting the pieces into the frame was relatively easy but that final sequence of 20 moves required considerable effort over about an hour of swearing under my breath! Now I could see why people had raved about the puzzle when it was released. Definitely a great addition to any collection.”