Monday, March 15, 2021

19th Auction Results and coming new puzzles

We held an eBay auction and it ended on 13th March.
This time, we had put 2 kinds, a total of puzzles of 5 puzzles.

6BB Oddly Extended Version #01 (2nd grade) x3
6BB Oddly Extended Version #01 (Pine test version) x1
Floating Framed Burr (2nd grade) x1
Total sold amount: AUD $322.24
Donated amount: AUD $165.00

The total sales amount was AUD $322.24 and as we promised, we donated about half of the total sales amount AUD $165.00 to BirdLife Australia on Sunday.
Here is the receipt (right bottom).

The product version of 6BB OEV #01 was sold out in a day which means there are no stock of our original plywood puzzles. Well, don't worry. Juno thought something like this might happen, he has made lots of original plywood. He has already started making the next burr puzzles.

If you are a sequential discovery puzzle lover, probably you would like to know when you will be able to get the next one. We are still working on it and cannot tell when they will be available. We will send our newsletter as soon as they are ready for sale. If you haven't registered for our newsletter, please join!


Tuesday, March 9, 2021

19th puzzle auction and 3 new puzzles

We have put five puzzles, 6BB OEV #01 (2nd grade and test version), and 2nd grade Floating Framed Burr up for auction on eBay! A half of the sales of the puzzle will be donated to BirdLife Australia to save a future for our native birds in Australia.

We are starting to sell the new puzzles on 13th March at 07:00 Brisbane time.

6BB Oddly Extended Version #01 is a level 19-11-4-2 board burr made of our original plywood.

Bumpy Pentominoes is one of Juno's old design and the puzzle is also recommended to small kids.

Floating Framed Burr is a relatively easy puzzle among our products but it still requires tricky 16 moves to remove the first piece from the assembled shape.

We look forward to your participation in the auction.


Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Looking Back to 2020

Hello puzzle lovers!

One year goes by so fast and 2020 is almost over. On this opportunity, I would like to look back on the year. Here are the puzzles that Pluredro produced in 2020.

January - Loopy L Cube #3
This is the third version of the Loopy L Cube series and personally, I love this type of puzzle. It looks like a child's block toy. Yet, believe it or not, it is very difficult.

February - Pinned Framed Burr L, M, S
Those three are also difficult puzzles. Do you want to know how difficult it is? For example, Pinned Framed Burr L requires 149 moves to remove the first piece. I would give up just hearing the numbers.

July - Coin Case
This is the simplest puzzle box Juno has ever designed and it is an easy puzzle. Probably, this puzzle is good for puzzle beginners.

August - Southern Cross
This 6-piece board burr puzzle has a unique level 14-4-1-1-2 solution and it also has a unique assembly.
You can imagine the shape of this puzzle as the Southern Cross, the best-known constellation in the southern hemisphere.

October - SDBB Master
This is the sequential discovery puzzle that we spent the longest time to complete. The number of tools that are contained inside the puzzle is also the largest.
I love that one of the mechanisms is using two gear-like parts and opens a lid.

December - Wormhole Burr, Crooked 6 Piece Burr (original version), Crooked 6 Piece Burr (Pinned version), Juno's Arrow

I have tried Crooked 6 Piece Burr (Original version). It is pretty enjoyable. I have not tried the pinned version because it seems the difficulty level is way beyond mine.

Juno's Arrow is the first sliding puzzle we have ever made. This is the same as Loopy L Cube #3, looks easy, but it is extraordinary difficult. If you think you are a genius, please try.

Our goal was to make one new puzzle each month. Unfortunately, we have made 11 puzzles. We hope we can make at least 12 puzzles in 2021. I wonder what will happen.

As many customers know, we do not produce the same puzzles again. It's because Juno has lots of ideas and wants to make them. Pluredro is run by only two of us, Juno and me (Yukari), also the workplace is not big. So, please understand we cannot make a huge numbers of puzzles.

In the end, I will tell you what we are doing now. We are making a new sequential discovery puzzle. We are unsure how long it will take to be completed. We will do our best to make fun puzzles.

The COVID-19 is still raging. Please take care, everyone.
Happy Holidays and warm wishes for 2021!