|It's a sequential discovery puzzle!|
|Still not open!|
|Stickman Constellation box in Bloodwood|
|The Stickboy's version of the ODD puzzle!|
|A wooden puzzle lock as a bonus with the puzzle|
It had been sold separately
Robert obviously doesn't want people breaking it during their solving odyssey and one small instruction is provided straight away! Don't try to twist the legs off:
|Signed and dated with an instruction. I have number 23 of only 52!|
"you're only supposed to blow the bloody doors off" Go on! Follow the link!!!On Robert's website it states:
So my odyssey began with twiddling the front toggles - yes I know that would be too easy but you have to try! The holes in the straps are too small to allow the toggles to pass through! Sneaky man that Stickman! Next how about trying to open the padlock? Again the amateur in me puts the key in an twists and twists and twists - yep! That didn't work either! Time to use Allard's copyrighted thinking method! I'm not too good at that."The lock to this puzzle “is the key”. Not only does this box’s hefty wooden padlock stand as a puzzle all on its own, but once solved, its disassembled mechanical parts must be used as tools and keys to open the remainder of this chest.This puzzle is of moderate difficulty to solve and requires a minimum of 33 steps to reach its two hidden chambers."
|Toggles won't pass through the straps! But I have got the padlock off!|
I needed something that would fit in there - but what would go? A little hint of an idea led me to another part of the puzzle and what an odyssey on that small part alone!!! It is epic! After a few more hours I had a tool - specially designed for the purpose and I moved a little further on. I am not going to give any further clues for fear of spoiling it for someone else but let me just say that the next step is an absolute blinder! I have never seen a tool made for that purpose before and amazingly made of wood!
Allard said that he had managed to get into the inner sanctum in about 3 hours! Well my hat is well and truly off to him! He is truly a master puzzler! This puzzle took me days and days to complete! It was with a huge shout and a lot of joy when the lid came off and revealed the cavities within and fantastically all the inner workings are there for you to see and allows the amazed puzzler to see exactly why what he did worked!
|Open at last!|
I really do wonder how Robert will ever manage to top this one - it is absolutely amazing and sits on the sideboard in our dining room to bamboozle any dinner guests who visit! I look forward to next year's box if I am lucky enough to be offered one! Thanks so much Robert - you are the master!