Wil Strijbos!!!

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Re: Wil Strijbos!!!

Post by Brassassin » Thu May 28, 2020 10:09 pm

Yay! Pachinko Box is on it’s way to me.
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Aldan
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Re: Wil Strijbos!!!

Post by Aldan » Fri May 29, 2020 10:52 am

Brassassin wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 10:09 pm
Yay! Pachinko Box is on it’s way to me.
Mine too :D
Open: BLUE - BRONZE - INDIGO - MINT - COPPER - GUNMETAL - AQUA - GREEN - TITANIUM - ORANGE - SILVER - HANDMADE - MINI - TURQUOISE - LIME - BLACK-ObsV1 - SALMON - RED - GOLD - BLUE_Pro-Obs - GREY - BLACK-ObsV2
Ordered: PURPLE

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Re: Wil Strijbos!!!

Post by Brassassin » Fri May 29, 2020 12:34 pm

It’s here! Looks absolutely fantastic. And a little intimidating... in a good way.
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Re: Wil Strijbos!!!

Post by SittingDuck » Fri May 29, 2020 3:32 pm

Finally got a reply to my email that I sent in april, but he is out of stock for everything now it seems. But at least I am added to the newsletter.

No worries, I have a shipment in customs at the moment with a good number of his puzzles from Sloyd, so I should be set for a while when the import calculations are done :D
Open: Aqua * Titanium * Blue * Green * Bronze
Closed:Gunmetal * Copper * Indigo * Gold
Want to buy: *Orange * Silver * Red * Lime * Black * Purple * Handmade * Voyager

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Re: Wil Strijbos!!!

Post by SittingDuck » Tue Jun 02, 2020 4:27 pm

Delivery from sloyd.fi today. A good start for my Strijbos collection I think :D
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Open: Aqua * Titanium * Blue * Green * Bronze
Closed:Gunmetal * Copper * Indigo * Gold
Want to buy: *Orange * Silver * Red * Lime * Black * Purple * Handmade * Voyager

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Re: Wil Strijbos!!!

Post by chris_linnick » Tue Jun 02, 2020 4:57 pm

Nice! How long did it take to arrive? I had an order from Sloyd towards the end of April and it's still not in the US.
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Limited/Special Edition (Extreme/Metal --> Purple, Black, Black merc.
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Re: Wil Strijbos!!!

Post by SittingDuck » Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:26 pm

It was sent on may 18th, arrived today (yesterday was a national holiday though). So no complaints about the time. Customs only took 2 hours (but the tax was correctly calculated).

The main part of delivery was 9 days between the package leaving the sender country, and arriving in my country. No idea what happened during that time, but not uncommon with international packages.

I assume you have a tracking number, so you know what the hold up is?
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Re: Wil Strijbos!!!

Post by chris_linnick » Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:46 pm

Man that is crazy. And it's literally the same order as you pretty much.
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Re: Wil Strijbos!!!

Post by mereacregrigore18 » Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:43 pm

SittingDuck wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 4:27 pm
Delivery from sloyd.fi today. A good start for my Strijbos collection I think :D
That’s a great collection to start! Enjoy!!
Opened: Aqua, Blue, Blue Obs, Green, Green Obs, Bronze, Mint, Gunmetal, Titanium, Copper, Orange.

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Re: Wil Strijbos!!!

Post by SittingDuck » Thu Jun 04, 2020 11:01 am

I am trying to restrain myself from jumping at all of them at once no, so for now I think I will attack them one by one.

I will make a comment about the Dovetail no1 which is the only one I have picked up to try and solve. When I made the order, I was unsure about if I should get the dovetails or not. They are obviously not as complex of a puzzle as many of his other works, and from what I have read many feels that they may not be worth the price. In addition, the possibilities of how do disconnect two metal pieces should be limited, so how different can the three different cubes really be? (I was only able to get two though, as no3 was out of stock).

For my part though, I decided on getting them for several reasons: I consider myself a collector, they really appeal to me, and even if they should be less of a puzzle, I can show them to non-puzzlers to get them intriuged in the puzzle world.


First impressions (no real spoilers):
Now, when I first picked it up, I just studied the craftmanship for a couple of minutes before deciding to solve it. It was really obvious to me what move I would need to perform to solve it. I mean, just look at it, right? So I did that, and then....surprise. The parts don't move at all. So okay, Wil had an unexpected trick. No problem, the less obvious solution quickly came to mind. Performed the move, and.... still nothing! So I ended up trying all the things I could think of, and suddenly I was out of new ideas. Still, no progression. I am stuck, and I completely love that a puzzle that seems so simple can baffle me. Even if I solve it within the next 10 seconds of picking it up, I have already gotten quite a joy out of it.

I have now tried my hands on it for about 10 minutes two nights in a row, and I am no closer to solving it.

Keep in mind though, that I am really inexperienced with puzzles, so the solution might be something very common or easy to figure out for other people (but many puzzles will have different difficulty for different people I guess, as we all think differntly and have diffenrent experiences).


My point is, for anyone that are on the fence about the dovetails cubes; the may be worth it to you, at least if you are inexperienced. If you could afford them without taking too much of a hit on your puzzle budget, I would recommend them.
Open: Aqua * Titanium * Blue * Green * Bronze
Closed:Gunmetal * Copper * Indigo * Gold
Want to buy: *Orange * Silver * Red * Lime * Black * Purple * Handmade * Voyager

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