Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Ixia Box on sale!

We have released the new puzzle "Ixia Box" on our online shop!

If you have seen our previous secret box type puzzles: Diamond Case and Club Case, you may have expected Heart or Spade cases for the next. However, this time, Juno designed a puzzle on an Ixia flower motif. The Ixia has a beautiful shape of six-fold symmetry.

Ixia Box is more fit to be called a sequential discovery puzzle rather than a secret-opening puzzle box. Juno designed it so that you are able to see a hint for the next step while you are playing.

Ixia Box is made with lots of kind timber. The main body is made of Papua New Guinea Rosewood and Jarrah, the side decoration panel is Ebony, and the inner parts are Util and Bubinga (Sapwood). On the top of the box, there are two flowers, one is a two-coloured flower and another one is a three-coloured flower. The two-coloured flower is made with Jarrah (dark petals) and Koto (light colour petals), the three-coloured flower is made with Jarrah (slightly light colour of ordinary Jarrah), Koto (light colour petals) and Queensland Maple (brown).

This puzzle is made with not only timber but there are lots of metal parts inside. It also contains dense timber, so when you hold it, you will feel a substantial volume.

In the process of manufacturing the Ixia Box, the CNC router was hugely successful. There are several parts that couldn't be made accurately without using the CNC router such as the shape of an Ixia flower. To make one Ixia Box, it took about several hours running the CNC router. There was more production process which needed time; therefore, Juno started making the Ixia Box in December 2017 and it took about three months to finish it.

We are now very happy to finish making the Ixia Box and waiting for you enjoy it!