It comes in a nice clear plastic Philos package with a leaflet inside containing instructions and the solution to the basic puzzle in the box. But, if you lose it and want a pdf version then it can be downloaded from here. I was careful not to look at the solution!! This leaflet also gives some pictures of the other possible shapes that you can attempt.
It consists of 3 cubes made from 6 pieces of interlocked wood. Each cube is 72mm across a side and when fully constructed the whole thing takes up an 11cm cubic space. It has already been reviewed by Neil on his blog. I don't know how he found out but he states that the woods are Havea (light wood), Samena (mid-brown wood) and Black Palm (very dark striped wood) and I agree with him that they are just beautiful! Puzzle Master rate it as a 6 (Tricky) out 10 in difficulty (remember they start at 5!) and I would agree with this evaluation.
The first thing that strikes you when you unpack it is that this puzzle is stunning. It really doesn't look like a mass produced puzzle at all. I have bought quite a lot of hand crafted puzzles over the last year and can usually tell the mass produced ones easily but this one is superb. The special woods really make all the difference. The next thing you notice is that this is a pretty BIG puzzle - really good in your hands.
It is not trivial to take it apart but is not too hard. It separates into 6 identically shaped pieces.
|Trigemino pieces - note the beautiful woods|
There are also another 4 possible shapes for you to make. I originally did not intend to attempt this because the quality of the pictures in the leaflet were not particularly clear. However after Neil published his review he placed some photos of of the other shapes you can make. This was very useful and I have spent another rather happy couple of hours doing the rest. These are slightly harder than the original puzzles and still fun to do.
Overall, I am delighted with this one - it is big and beautiful and a very nice little challenge. It is a very classy puzzle for the price. Buy it - you won't be disappointed!