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Hoffman Packing Puzzle by John Devost
Photo courtesy of Cubic Dissection
Name
Hoffman Packing Puzzle
Limited to
Designer
Dimensions
3.125 x 3.125 x 3.125"
Year
1978
Cost
$69
Availability
Not Available
Type
# of Pieces
27 + Box
Material
John Devost: Zebrawood, Mahogany, Ziracote
Objective
Pack all 27 pieces flat into the box

"This puzzle is the physical iteration of the solution to a problem posed by Dean Hoffman in 1978. "Fit 27 blocks, measuring A x B x C into a cubic box with sides of A + B + C. A, B and C must be different and the smallest dimension must be no larger than (A+B+C)/4." John Devost has recreated this puzzle using the exact dimensions as Trevor Wood's original interpretation. It is a very difficult packing puzzle. Ten copies made for sale. Handcrafted, signed and dated by the artist." -Eric Fuller