Tom's Puzzles

I love solving and designing weird twisty puzzles. In my shop you can buy some of my confusing creations.
Shapeways has changed their pricing making most of my puzzles much more expensive. Since there is now a per-part charge, in some cases a puzzle will become cheaper if the parts are printed inside of a cage (which makes the entire puzzle count as one "part"). However, this is only possible with the white material (the cage interferes dying or polishing). For some of my models I have already added such a cage (making the WSF option much cheaper than black or polished) but for others I haven't had the time yet. Please contact me at if you are interested in obtaining a specific puzzle which does not yet have a sinterbox.

Welcome to the Shapeways shop of Tom van der Zanden. I started desinging twisty puzzles in 2008. After a year of teaching myself of how to use design software and making a few puzzles using other services, I discovered Shapeways and started offering my puzzles there.
Since I am a student (at the time of opening my shop I was in high school still) I do not have much money to afford prototyping my own puzzles. However, the markup from the sales of my puzzles has allowed me to sustain making my own designs. I am very grateful to Shapeways and to the many collectors who purchased my puzzles for enabling me to make so many designs.

The items offered on this shop are DIY kits. They include all the 3D printed plastic parts to build your own puzzle, but do not include the necessary screws or stickers. Shapeways can not currently provide these.
By default the 'white' material is seleted. If you want a puzzle with a black body you can either order the black material which is more expensive, or order the white version and dye it yourself using Dylon #8 Ebony Black or one of RIT's fabric dyes. A white polished option is also available on most puzzles.

Please visit my website for more information on my puzzles!


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