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Ell of a puzzle

Ell of a puzzle 3d printed Puzzles Games Solved puzzle without case
Solved puzzle without case
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    White nylon plastic polished to reveal a smooth matte finish.


A box packing puzzle invented by Leonard Gordon more than 25 years ago. Originally devised from pieces made from joined spheres, here I use truncated rhombic dodecahedra or edge beveled cubes. The eight pieces are identical and sized so that they fit in a golf ball case. If you use 8 colors for the pieces, you will see exactly 5 colors on each face.

Four of the pieces can also be interlocked to form a truncated tetradedron. This is a second puzzle, called "Blossom".

Golf ball case box on


IN: 1.654 w x 1.654 d x 1.654 h
CM: 4.2 w x 4.4 d x 6.2 h