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Cast Vortex
Name
Cast Vortex
Alternative Names
ASURA
Designer
Manufacturer
Dimensions
5.3 x 5.2 x 2.0cm
Year
2008
Cost
$13
Availability
Available
# of Pieces
3
Material
Vortex: Metal ASURA: Polyurethane
Difficulty
5/6 (Hanayama rating)
This puzzle is part of the group/set:
Objective
Take apart and reassemble the 3 pieces
IPP Design
Competition
IPP28 (August 2008 - Prague)
Entrant

"The three pieces each have a spiral (vortex) body and two protrusions. When assembled together, each piece is unified into a flat object. In order to undo this complex entanglement it will be necessary to unbind them three dimensionally." -Akio Yamamoto

  • Design Variations

The motivation of this puzzle came from the statue of Asura, an ancient Indian deity having three heads and six arms. I was puzzled at recognizing which hands are attributed to each head.