Alligator

5 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
(1 customer review)

110.00 

Designer: Stephan Baumegger

This puzzle measures: 99 mm x 99 mm x 99 mm

Material: depends on product variant below

Kevin Sadler wrote about it:

“For me, this is my absolute favourite of the batch from Jakub. There are several reasons for this: it's a burr and I lurve burrs, I lurve beautiful wood and the Jatoba I received is gorgeous (there will also be a Zebrawood version), I lurve burrs with captive pieces inside (Goetz describes this as the Burr zoo) and finally, this giant 6(7) piece burr is the next one in the group published by Stephan which I have described in the past as being a 6 piece burr based on a 3x3x8 burrstick. 3 of them had been in my top 10 of the year in 2015. Just like the Talisman burr, this has just the right difficulty level. There's a lovely maze to explore and a few blind ends to get caught in. This burr took me a few days to find one of the key moves – but eventually I found it and proceeded until it was in pieces – at one point during this the alligator comes out snout first as if to bite you for entering his lair – lovely touch as it even has a mouth. The assembly is huge fun as well. Working it out from scratch is beyond me but having spent a while with the disassembly a scramble and reassembly is a fun and definitely possible challenge for any decent puzzler.”

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1 review for Alligator

  1. 5 out of 5

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    Goetz Schwandtner wrote about it:
    The Alligator puzzle looks beautiful from the outside, but wait until
    you have freed the additional alligator piece inside and have seen all
    its nice little details! That is what I did — free the alligator. The
    level is not that high so I stood a chance to manage this burr in
    reasonable time. The movement is excellent and after a few moves you
    start seeing first details of the wild animal within it. Some more moves
    later, more details show up, like the decorated tail. The alligator can
    be moved by tilting the puzzle and moves without getting stuck – well
    designed and well crafted! After a while, it will start showing its
    snout and you may wonder if it is hungry and really a good idea to let
    it out. Don’t be afraid with touching this alligator and moving it out
    of the puzzle during the solution, and you are awarded with a cute baby
    alligator, and a beautiful assymetric six piece burr. It is surprising
    to see such a big piece come out from a burr with only six pieces, and
    the puzzle is also fun to play with and unlike other burrs, not much
    blind guessing is required. A fun puzzle to solve!

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