Kevin Sadler had this to say about it:
“Vega is another classic Stewart Coffin puzzle based on the triangular star base puzzle. They are absolutely gorgeous in a Zebrano with Purpleheart corner tips. As you all know these puzzles dismantle into 2 groups of 3 pieces before fully falling apart. The 6 pieces here are identical and I thought that this would mean that there was only one solution. Interestingly this one only comes apart in one specific direction which took me a good few minutes to find. The craftsmanship is absolutely perfect with no clues whatsoever as to which direction it dismantles. Eventually I found the direction of travel and had it apart to admire the precision of the angles. Having taken my photo of the pieces, I reassembled the trios of pieces to put together in 2 halves and they were blocked! This surprised me – the puzzle has handedness and can be assembled in either way but the pairs must be correctly grouped. I corrected the assembly and after a little while fiddling to get the alignment just right (it needs to be absolutely perfect to get them to slide on each other) I reassembled the beautiful star. Later, I disassembled again and thought about my initial difficulty and realised that there are 2 distinct assemblies of these pieces which have a set “handedness” – the end result is identical but they are different assemblies. As a mark of the precision, they fit together absolutely perfectly regardless of how you pair up the pieces or which handedness you choose to assemble them in. All decent puzzle collections should have an assortment of these star based designs.”
Pelikan Puzzles are known for their high quality and precisely cut puzzles. You will be hard pressed to find its' equal. The diversity in wood makes each puzzle unique and a beautiful display piece.
- Measures: 4.5" wide x 4.5" long x 4.5" tall
- Weighs: 6.7oz
- Designer: Stewart Coffin
- Brand: Pelikan
- Difficulty: 7/10
- Objective: Take apart and put back together
- Material: Zebrano / Purpleheart
- Note - Wood colors may vary
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