Escher’s Playground 3D Maze Cube

by SteveWinter
Escher’s Playground 3D Maze Cube 3d printed Gift Guide Puzzles In Display Case - Sold Separately
In Display Case - Sold Separately
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    White nylon plastic with a matte finish and slight grainy feel.

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Roll a Ball on Plastic Rails Inside a 3D Cube. Reach the Exit to Solve the Maze Puzzle. Rolling Ball Maze Puzzle & Brain Game for Kids, teens & Adults.

Color and material options are in the "Select Material" drop-down list on the right. If you want an option not shown or would like a quantity discount, please click on the "Contact Designer" button to write me an email.

Escher's Playground - Reminiscent of the upside-down staircase paintings by Escher, this 7x7x7 maze will soon have you forgetting which way is up and down. The dimensions of this maze are 40mm by 40mm by 40mm and the ball is 9mm in diameter.

Ethereal Maze Puzzles are mazes that you solve by rolling a ball through an innovative new three dimensional lattice structure which forms the maze paths. The goal is to roll the ball through the Labyrinth Maze from the entrance to the exit. An additional challenge is to navigate the ball from the exit back to the entrance.

Start by pushing the ball into the spring loaded entrance ( it looks like a backwards “J”). Tip the maze in different directions to roll the ball along the paths through the maze. Don’t worry, if you make a wrong turn, the ball will not fall out of the maze. If the ball runs into a dead-end you can just roll the ball back the opposite way and try another path, that’s all part of this fun brain game. When you reach the exit there is a spring loaded button to press to release the ball from the maze. The exit is in a corner of the 3D maze, where you will find a bar with the little button sticking out from the side of the maze.

Each maze game come with the ball attached by a little chain link cage for shipping. This needs to be cut off and cut open with scissors and the ball will fall out. Note that each larger size maze comes with a larger ball. The balls can quickly and easily be colored with a highlighter or marker. Let the ball dry for a minute after applying then roll between clean white paper to remove excess color so it does not rub off on the maze. Paint for plastic models can also be used. The orange, green and black balls in the pictures were colored with highlighters or markers. Coloring the ball makes it easier to track in the Labyrinth maze.

See for yourself how Ethereal Maze Puzzles take maze puzzles to a whole new level of challenge and fun. With their convoluted lattice structure they can also be enjoyed as captivating and intriguing sculptural works of art.

For updates, news and reviews please visit the Ethereal Maze Puzzles YouTube channel and Facebook Fan Page

Show off these unique Works of Art in a quality display case. The medium size case is about $3 and is perfect for "Escher’s Playground". You can see a picture of the display case with a maze inside in the photos above. Use the link below to get your Display Case with Free Shipping.

Medium Size BCW Maze Puzzle Display Case

If you are in the UK you can get a similar one for about GBP 5.30 with Free Shipping with the link below:

Display Case for Bare Bones for UK Customers

Note: The "More buying choices" links on the right of these pages may give you lower prices on the cases.


IN: 2.161 w x 1.844 d x 1.63 h
CM: 5.49 w x 4.684 d x 4.14 h


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@bartv Thanks, I fixed the tag problem. I think the display case would be a perfect item for Shapeways to provide as an option with models. This is perfect for display of small models. This is a commercially available BCW case that could be included at a small cost. I use this with several of my models to give them a more retail product look and feel. Let others at Shapeway know you like the display case idea and maybe even do a poll of Shapeways users to see if they would like this option to be available.
November 12, 2013, 3:25 pm
I love the combination of a printed object and an every day thing like this case. One thing I noticed is that there seems to be something wrong with the HTML of your description - if I click on the video, it opens an Amazon page instead of playing the video. Did you maybe forget to close the tag of the Display Case link?
November 8, 2013, 8:34 am
You could lose yourself in this puzzle. Good way to get your mind off work for a while. Remember to breath!
June 1, 2013, 5:59 pm
Art meets ingenuity. You can get lost in this puzzle- literally and figuratively - but somehow it works out. A mind bender of the best kind.
May 25, 2013, 8:41 pm
I added a video of how the maze in action and how the exit and entrance operates. You can view it right from this page. Just scroll up to where you see the photos of my mazes. By the right top corner of the picture there is a little movie camera icon right below the camera icon. Click on the Movie Camera Icon and you will see my video in the picture window. Just click on the play button to view it. If you have any questions about my maze puzzles leave a comment and I will respond here.
December 14, 2011, 5:36 pm
Tip: I have seen that some people who order more than one of the same maze will order one in White and one in a different color. Great idea. Then you can have a White maze with Red ball, and Red maze with White ball. This way you don't have to color your own maze ball. The ball is easier to follow through the maze when it is a different color than the maze.
December 2, 2011, 1:28 pm
A fellow puzzler posted a nice video review of my puzzles here: This shows all the maze puzzles in Mix pack 1. They have some good shots of the mazes in action, and also show how to color one of the balls. You can see what the mazes look like all linked together when they arrive from Shapeways. You can also find this video in my favorites in my shops Youtube channel. Great review fingerboarder1212!
November 14, 2011, 6:17 pm


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