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Merkaba
Photo courtesy of Puzzle Paradise Gallery
Name
Merkaba
Designer
Year
2003-2007
Availability
Not Available
# of Pieces
30 Wooden Pieces & 60 Magnets (+5 Acrylic Stand)
Material
Various Exotic Woods
Objective
Fully assemble the Merkaba.

The metal version by John Devost consists of 30 identical solid metal brass rods with magnets embedded in the ends, together with 20 ball bearings. Assembly of either version is surprisingly tricky, almost a dexterity puzzle. It is possible to use the stand as a jig with the Lee Krasnow version, or make your own jig for the John Devost version. Stephen Chin first made the rod and ball bearing version using colored pencils, magnets and ball bearings.