Another smashing tray-packer from Yuu Asaka!
This one arrived a few months ago and I’m only just getting to blog about it now – but it’s that good that I feel folks should be given a nudge toward it – so consider yourself nudged!
The premise is clear from the get-go: nine green pieces, neatly demarcated into rectangles so you can quickly convince yourself that the pieces should definitely all fit inside the frame, and four white disks to fit into the holes left by the cut-outs. I'm glad that’s all clear.To me it seems like the obvious starting point is to create four circular holes somehow, and then finagle them into fitting together into the frame... it turns out that’s not spectacularly successful.
Maybe it’s best to just start bashing things into the frame, taking care to complete any circles as you go… nope, that’s not the answer either, apparently.
It turns out the solution requires a bit of a Think(c)… and a bit of a tinker.
As with most of Yuu Asaka’s designs, there’s a little chicanery at work so it’s always wise to question your assumptions… especially the ones you didn’t know you’d even made!