My husband and i spent 2 days on this one and neither of us got it, however i have been taking all my hanayama puzzles to work with me and several of my co-workers solved this one rather swiftly. I think i have as much fun working on them as watching other try to!
I bought this not knowing what to expect, having never done any of these puzzles before. I solved it faster than I anticipated, however love the look, feel, and heft of it so much that I still consider it money well spent. I particularly like the ring on it; I put it on my keychain, and it keeps my hands occupied so I don't twitch or fiddle (even after solving the puzzle). In a job that involves a lot of sitting and waiting, this is a life-saver.
the beauty of these puzzles is you have to solve them, then reassemble them to complete the solution. This one comes apart well enough but getting it back together so it stays together is quite a challenge. A good lower-level puzzle.
I get my kids brain teasers for stocking stuffers every christmas. This was well received by them. Can't remember which of the three got this one, but all the Hanayama's are well made, fun and challenging.
My family is still trying to figure out this level 2 puzzle....glad I opted for level 2 vs. a higher level, they are challenging! The instructions state that one can write the company for the answers to the puzzles, hopefully it won't come to that! The puzzle is heavy and solid quality!
These were a great Christmas gift for everyone to work on after all the gifts were open. I got them for the guys in my family and they all enjoyed them. Don't for get the ratings on the easiest to hardest when buying. Six is hard!