Wil Strijbos!!!

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Re: Wil Strijbos!!!

Post by Brassassin » Thu Jun 04, 2020 4:26 pm

Glad to read you are having so much fun with these.
I too have quite a number of Will’s puzzles. They are all of the highest quality, and they have all taught me (also an inexperienced puzzler) something.
At the moment, besides a growing number of Revo’s, a little collection of Hanayama puzzles, and four puzzle locks, most of my puzzle budget is spent on Strijbos puzzles. All worth it.
I haven’t dared to start on the Pachinko Box yet, but just holding it in my hands, and inspecting it from all sides gives me all the assurance I need that it is money well spent. What a work of art this is.
I especially like the little windows and lookthroughs that seem to give a hint of what’s going on inside, but in the same time don’t give anything away (at first glance at least).
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Re: Wil Strijbos!!!

Post by Aldan » Sat Jun 13, 2020 6:07 pm

I solved my Pachinko Box today :D
Fantastic puzzle, the engineering is really excellent. Each stage sets up the next, I had a ton of fun with it.

I had a question for Wil after solving it, concerning one of the inspirations he mentioned in the newsletter and he shortly replied after. Such a great guy :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 » Sun Jun 14, 2020 5:45 am

Congratulations, well done!
Still early stages here...
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Re: Wil Strijbos!!!

Post by SittingDuck » Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:26 am

He was sold out by the time he replied to me for everything but the 4 piece puzzle, so I guess it will be a year or two until I get a new chance for the pachinko box.

At least I have a few to enjoy for the time being.

I finally got open the two dovetail cubes. Turns out I had the right move to open it, I just failed the execution. It will be fun to show them to friends and family to see if that can spark an interest!
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 mattigan » Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:35 am

Just been quoted 760 Euro for a Pachinko box by Wil...

Seems the price may have gone up from what Ive seen paid previously..?

Although I'm probably going to bite anyway

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Re: Wil Strijbos!!!

Post by Aldan » Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:45 am

mattigan wrote:
Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:35 am
Just been quoted 760 Euro for a Pachinko box by Wil...

Seems the price may have gone up from what Ive seen paid previously..?

Although I'm probably going to bite anyway
Seems that way. I paid the same amount.

It is a lot of money, but it's an excellent puzzle I am glad that I bought it :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 Amlux » Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:45 pm

mattigan wrote:
Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:35 am
Just been quoted 760 Euro for a Pachinko box by Wil...

Seems the price may have gone up from what Ive seen paid previously..?

Although I'm probably going to bite anyway
That was the price in the last news letter indeed. I'm sure you'll be able to sell it for (at least) the same price once you want to part from it again.

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Re: Wil Strijbos!!!

Post by Amlux » Tue Aug 25, 2020 1:47 pm

Aldan wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 1:49 pm
Amlux wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 1:37 pm
PS I have to confess I do not own a Revomaze (yet), so I'm not sure if I'm actually legal here :mrgreen: but I'm sure that after some Strijbos purchases a Revomaze will follow (as they look great as well, which I value very much in a mechanical puzzle)
One of us! One of us! :lol:

I can guarantee you that you will love the Revomazes :D
Ha, yesterday I ordered my first set! Blue and bronze. Should keep me busy for quite a while.

Guess I should move from the Strijbos topic to other parts of the forum now.

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Re: Wil Strijbos!!!

Post by Amlux » Tue Aug 25, 2020 7:47 pm

New Strijbos newsletter out today.

Not much news, BUT Lotus, First cylinder, 4 piece puzzle and the concave/convex/T dovetails are for sale.

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Re: Wil Strijbos!!!

Post by Brassassin » Thu Aug 27, 2020 9:56 pm

I ordered some nice puzzles through Will, including Casino. Such a nice packing puzzle!
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