Way back in 2011 I wrote about the Snowflake’s bigger cousin, Snowball… recently I’ve been able to acquire a couple of Snowflakes (aka Stickman #9 Snowflake Ornament Puzzlebox, to give it its full name!) to go with that Snowball.
Puzzle-wise, they’re identical.
Size-wise, these guys are tiny… their sides are just over half of the dimensions of the Snowball... so they take up a lot less volume than their plumper cousin…
This really is puzzle box design pared back to the bone – each Snowflake consists of six boards with cuts and notches that enables them to interlock and grip together to form a 7-moves-to-open puzzle box.
There’s some totally unnecessary detailing on the corners to give the impression of an impossibly intertwining network that adds a beautiful little touch – but the rest of the design is pure function – and it’s a delight.