Sunday, 18 May 2014

I dismantled the Neighbourhood

Neighbourhood - sooo beautiful!
Some time ago I received a nice "little" batch of puzzles from Stephan Baumegger and they have sat on my desk taunting me but looking beautiful. When I was forced to tidy up, I decided that it was time for me to bite the bullet and get on with it! So I picked up this one - it is called Neighbourhood and is supposed to be relatively easy with level I had picked it up before and managed to get about 18 moves in but never been able to get any further. This time a proper sustained effort produced the desired effect:

Looks simple? It wasn't for me!
Stephan's work always seems to be made from such simple pieces, yet he still manages to make such difficult puzzles! The workmanship is fabulous.

Reassembly should have been easy but nope, the dim one over here struggled! When I announced my difficulty on Facebook, Stephan sent me the Burrtools file and I had a quick look at the positions of the pieces, slapped myself for being dense and had another try. It took another few hours but I even managed to reassemble it myself!