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Aramis by Eric Fuller
Photo courtesy of Cubic Dissection
Name
Aramis
Limited to
35
Manufacturer
Dimensions
~1.5 x 1.5 x 1.5"
Year
2013
Cost
$21
Availability
Not Available
# of Pieces
9
Burr Level
12.11.7.12
Material
Bloodwood, Acrylic
Objective
Assemble the 9 pieces into the shape shown

"I noticed a lot of interesting board and stick burrs coming out on Ishino's site so I decided to make batch of them. After looking at a couple dozen designs I chose six for their representation of the various concepts and levels of difficulty. Stephane came up with some interesting variations on the boards and sticks burr by adding secondary board pieces to be inserted on the same axis as the sticks. This results in a massive increase in difficulty and number of moves. Both these designs are tricky and difficult to assemble with the solution, much less solve on your own. I truly salute anyone who manages to do so without assistance. Aramis is the more difficult of Stephane's creations since the extra boards are inserted first and must be worked around during the entire assembly. The result is a staggering level 12.11.7.12 solution, and a unique 1/105370 assembly! Construction is excellent, with close tolerances but plenty of room to maneuver." -Eric Fuller