3D Puzzle Series 2, #3

For the lack of a better name, I’m going to call this one Diamond 2. It really is the same puzzle as Diamond from the first series. The only difference is that there’s a dedicated locking piece, meaning that the cuts on the pieces more closely resemble the Thai soccer ball puzzle. In other words, Diamond 2 is based on Soccer Ball, and Diamond 1 is a simplified self-locking version of Diamond 2. 200 yen, about 2″ to a side.

For assembly instructions, check the blog entry on Soccer Ball. The one nice thing about Diamond 2, compared to Diamond 1, is that because of the lacquer on the wood, if you push the pieces together hard enough, they lock pretty well. Loosen them up and the puzzle disassembles under its own weight.


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