Four Puzzles in a Tricky Box - Gift Set - 5 Great Puzzles to Solve
This great puzzle set in an attractive handcrafted box is a perfect gift giving of 5 popular puzzles. The set includes the Soma Cube, the Star Puzzle, the Snake Puzzle, the Diamond Cube and the extra puzzle of separating the X in the box.
The Soma cube is a solid dissection puzzle invented by Piet Hein in 1936 during a lecture on quantum mechanics conducted by Werner Heisenberg. Seven pieces made out of unit cubes must be assembled into a 3x3x3 cube. The pieces are used to make a variety of 100 interesting 3D shapes and are given with the instructions.
The Star puzzle's story begins a long time ago in a small village in India, where a young farmer somehow learned to fly just before his wedding. With this new ability, he found the perfect gift for his bride to be: he plucked a star from the heavens. Unfortunately he was so nervous about the upcoming nuptial that he let the star fall to the earth and it subsequently broke into six pieces. Fortunately for him, he frantically rebuilt it in time to present it to his new wife... And lived happily ever after. Reconstruct this ancient fable with this celestially challenging puzzle.
The Snake puzzle:unravel this cube into a snake (just twist and swivel the 27 wooden cubes to uncoil the serpent) then try putting it back together. This legendarily difficult brain-teasing puzzle will have you undulating in no time. Skill and patience will be tried when turning the snake back into the original cube.
The Diamond Cube is made of 12 wooden pieces. All diamonds are at least 99000000 million years old and formed under intense heat and pressure 100 miles below the earths surface. Luckily you'll have the liberty to perform a similarly act with this intensely challenging puzzle at your leisure - maybe even in an air-conditioned room! But be warned: you might need just as much time! Well, to make things easier instead of forming carbon into diamond crystal, you'll only need to assemble the wooden pieces into a diamond shape.