The Five | Packing Puzzle
Part of the "scrap pack digit series", The Five is a Tetris inspired, volumetric packing puzzle with a piece in the shape of the number five. It recycles the same tray used in "The Two", but its poses more challenges with a few mirrored pieces. Designed by Lee Baz. There are 16866 solutions.
This packing puzzle is a culmination of 12 pieces and made from reclaimed woods from my workshop; some exotic, some common, but all of it would have been destined to the scrap pile. The pieces create a 5 x 5 x 3 unit rectangle shape to fit into the box. The wooden box is made from reclaimed 2x4's that I used for event booth builds pre-pandemic. The puzzle is about 3 x 3 x 1.75 inches. I have designed the puzzle to give new life to the "less than perfect" pieces from other projects to make something beautiful, unique and fun!
Some pieces may vary in wood species but most will include the following:
Sapele, Black Walnut, Maple, Cherry, White Oak and Ash.
The pieces are finished with matte lacquer.
The box is unfinished pine.
Okay that’s it I’m officially stumped after 2 years of trying and getting so close. Please I need at least one solution to feel better 😂