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Name
Hectix
Reference
Stewart Coffin's Design No.25
Reviews
Discussion about the design, in Puzzle Place forums
Year
1969
Availability
Not Available
# of Pieces
12
Material
3M: Plastic
Objective
Assemble one of three solution shapes from the 12 pieces.
Other
US Patent US3721448, filed 4th May 1970
See also: Hexsticks


Description from patent:
"A symmetrical assembly puzzle including a total of 12 elongated pieces having notched formed therein to receive other pieces of the puzzle. Nine of the pieces have two extra notches and the remaining three pieces have an extra, third notch. The pieces may be arranged in three solutions. In each solution, the assembled puzzle includes four groups of pieces, each group including three of the pieces. The pieces in an assembled group are oriented on parallel to each other but at an angle to the pieces in each of the other assembled groups."


Further information can be found in Chapter 13 of Stewart Coffin's 'Puzzling World Of Polyhedral Dissections'.

The plastic version produced by 3M (called Hectix) comes in three colour variations; one with all white pieces, one with all clear pieces and another with white, red and blue pieces.