|Cast Ring II|
Rox wore a fabulous huge Oskar 3D printed puzzle ring as a bracelet at the IPP - to the right is a photo of it on Oskar's table at IPP). I noticed that as soon as I took it off the backing card that this puzzle is extremely unstable - it just wants to spring apart. I therefore kept one of the wire ties on it for storage and photography purposes.
|Quite a size disparity!|
Like all puzzle rings the aim is to simply shake it apart and then hopefully return it to ring shape without force and, with normal sized rings, return it to your finger. I expected a decent challenge from a level 9 (5/6) puzzle and was a bit disappointed. This one sprang apart as soon as I let go of it and I had a nice little mess on my hands:
So, should you buy this one? Well I would say that it is only worth buying if you intend to give it to complete puzzling beginners or children to solve or if you intend to collect the whole Hanayama series. It is quite shiny and will look good on display but is not much of a challenge to the hardened puzzler. Having said that, it is only $13! You certainly won't need a solution but if you want one for the collection then download it from here.
My other puzzle ring is much more difficult:
|Now that is a much more challenging puzzle ring!|
What about the Georg Jensen ring? Just for completeness, here it is: