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The Lotus Box Puzzle



A really beautiful and surprising puzzlebox!

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Finding a copy of "The Lotus Box" will be difficult, as not many were made. Your best bet is to find a collector who has one they're willing to part with, or contact a specialty puzzle shop. I bought mine at Eureka Puzzles in Brookline, MA.

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Author SBD Potato ( ago)
how to do solve puzzles in less than a minute:
1. put it on the floor
2. step on it
3. if step 2 didn't work, just hit it, crush it, or find another way to break it.

Author xCRiPPLESx ( ago)
the rink? what is a rink?

Author Manar Naser ( ago)
Woah!! This is so cool! I'm definitely subscribed now 😊

Author morgybear w ( ago)
where can you buy one of these?

Author the weirdo ( ago)
this is legitimately the coolesr video I've seen in days

Author Иван Яскевич ( ago)
hate puzzles like that. dont think that "puzzle" even a correct word here, looks more like a code lock - you can solve it only if you know the solution or somehow randomly.

Author DRS_ au ( ago)
This is not so much of a puzzle as it's more like a lock. Anything with innards that are not visible with a naked eye can only be a lock. Balls, needles and other types of blocking instruments inside the item do not make this a puzzle. Its a lock.

Author Alex Willis ( ago)
The lotus flower blooms twice, hence the second part of the puzzel

Author Vinay Shakyawar ( ago)
*_I SUBSCRIBED_*

Author Human_ Bean_X3 ( ago)
His voice makes me fall asleep its amazing. I love it.

Author H Vasta ( ago)
Hi matey, where would I be able to purchase this puzzle box?

Author SarahPotato 361 ( ago)
This hurts my brain.

Author danny lam ( ago)
Another way of solving it is being like Penny from BBT and throwing the puzzle box down to the ground.

Author 0MindSwept0 ( ago)
That's some coin purse, too bad it only holds 2 coins

Author Cat ( ago)
0:24 that's what she said...

Author bike freakz ( ago)
you do all that to get one coin

Author J.London ( ago)
I really want to give you a tissue so you can blow your nose lol

Author Jordan Feingold-Link ( ago)
I love the journey of this puzzle.

This scratches both the 'puzzle' itch as well as the 'beautifully machined metal' itch. It makes me wish that ClickSpring would try making puzzles on his channel. The difficulty of this puzzle is directly related with the quality of the craftsmanship, as some of the hidden compartments are hidden by careful polishing!

I'm glad that you shared this. There is no way I would have seen it elsewhere.

Author PinkPerfection 101 ( ago)
blue lotus!! (tintin fans where u at?)

Author Mudkip909 ( ago)
where do you buy this thing

Author Nathanbunny100 ( ago)
WHERE I BUY

Author Dnalsi Namon ( ago)
Nicely done video.
Puzzle design of this Lotus Box by Wil Strijbos.
You can get one for $125.00 US

Author william tyler ast ( ago)
this has got to be one of the most aesthetically pleasing puzzles ive seen. and im not really a puzzle guy. thanks for sharing/creating.

Author leo s ( ago)
thiswassurprisinglyinterestingthanks

Author Kevin Vu ( ago)
Here's the proper way of explaining this puzzle: find out why it's called the lotus ring.

starting off saying this puzzles primary goal is to take the nail out of the ring and describing the other parts as additions or extra just doesn't work.

it's the lotus box. keyword: box.

Author Yuan Chen ( ago)
Well, that's not lotus, that's chrysanthemum. Because that is a Chinese 0.5 Yuan. Anyway, good video and good puzzle box.

Author deshtom ( ago)
How exactly does the spin move actually do something to solve the puzzle? Like, what is the mechanism that the spin move affects in order to unlock it?

Author Darrick White ( ago)
William Strijbos is the creator of this puzzle box. Its currently out of stock in most places, but some of his other puzzles aren't, and worth taking a try to solve.

Author John Hernandez ( ago)
Almost looks like a dugout

Author Jamel Somerville ( ago)
after the spoiler break

Author Slushie Fox ( ago)
where can I but one?

Author Kevin Vu ( ago)
if the middle area was transparent...this puzzle would feel much better.

unable to see the mechanics of the box and expecting you to spin It?

I can see why not many of these were made. the goal of the puzzle is hidden away, the methods are obscure and nothing feels "satisfying".

Author Nicholas Horrex ( ago)
this guy sounds like the guy from Rick and Morty who tells us how to make the plumbus

Author Nathanbunny100 ( ago)
where do i buy it

Author Toasty64 ( ago)
wish you could buy these

Author Lisa Heisler ( ago)
that is so cool😍

Author Ali Charara ( ago)
Amazing

Author Ka 'Mikoe ( ago)
Kewl

Author Xenicial Tention ( ago)
To solve the puzzle in 1 easy step is take you hammer and bash it and BOOM solve the impossible in under 10 soconds

Author R M ( ago)
This puzzle sucks, I don't even think you can call it a puzzle. The heck with these hidden compartments.

Author x9x9x9x9x9 ( ago)
Where do you buy these puzzles?

Author Steve Bristol ( ago)
it's amazing how you can talk though your nose

Author Lord Queezle ( ago)
Wozerz this is impressive. I don't always want to take the time to figure out puzzles, but I love their concepts.

Author BarpTheWire ( ago)
I don't know how I got here over 3D printing stuff, but thank you for making me interested in this, too =)

Author Junx Qian ( ago)
Five mao~~~

Author Jedi Master ( ago)
Whoa! I wonder if those coins are real currency someplace, sometime.

Author william ulibarri ( ago)
FLEB, you sound exactly like Rerez.

Author jk3592 ( ago)
me: oooh i found the coin then leaves the puzzle on a shelf never finding the other coin for the end of eternity

Author Futuristic Bot ( ago)
Thouse r Chinese money

Author Denis Novak ( ago)
Is there any way to buy a Lotus box ?

Author Mamacrow Helps ( ago)
These kind of puzzles are lame tbh, I like puzzles with definitive rules at the start; and you just have to think it properly through to correctly solve it. Like the Tower of Hanoi - very simple to understand the rules of the puzzle (no having to spin things or see what can come loose, or not being able to see what's going in a box) Just my opinion though, maybe some people love these kind of things.

Author Lachlan Tebbutt ( ago)
He sounds like the hotel bag handler in hot tub time machine

Author Laís Castro ( ago)
hey there tutorial heads

Author Brady Jimerson ( ago)
The hell does a spin move do?

Author 2007fate ( ago)
can someone help me were i can buy this box?

Author Matthew Lee ( ago)
Where do u get this

Author White Wolf_4786 ( ago)
where can i buy one

Author sueyzZ ( ago)
where can i buy one of these?

Author Victor Williams ( ago)
HEy there puzzlers!

Author Slink Bradshaw ( ago)
finally a place i can stash my weed so my brother wont steal it

Author Phillip Hodges ( ago)
the goal of the puzzle is to remove the nail from the ring.....but wait there's more.

Author Rasit Cetin ( ago)
i want one

Author Nap Santiago ( ago)
Bought this and two more from William. That's thanks to you. What a fascinating side of puzzles.

Author Jose Hildalgo ( ago)
chinese puzzles are the best !!

Author Tomoe k ( ago)
i'm so sorry and i don't mean this to be offensive at all but his voice is kinda annoying

Author SNEAKY ZACK ( ago)
Where can i but this?

Author Vasilchuk 1 ( ago)
This is so cringe to watch

Author Giraffe Gaming ( ago)
Hey.. that's pretty good!

Author christopher sewell ( ago)
I know how to do it. you use the power of grey skull

Author Joey N ( ago)
I could have sworn he said "hey there hustlers"

Author A SC ( ago)
I need one these puzzles to hold my weed

Author austin bevis ( ago)
I didn't know Tina belcher solved puzzles

Author res1492 ( ago)
OMG you can hear the virginity in his voice...bro i have nothing against you or nerds or even virgins but damm

Author j0hn d0e ( ago)
I usually hate my recommended section, but today was an exception :)

Author Matt J ( ago)
This would be awesome for dungeons and dragons. DM: "Your spot check reveals a line on the metal shaft, you soon realize it contains a chamber that can be unscrewed, you soon find a hidden piece!"

Author Black Jesus ( ago)
I love this channel

Author Wesout ( ago)
I don't know how I went from skate videos to puzzle videos. All I know is I actually enjoy this content. JUST SUBSCRIBED.

Author Josh Morgan ( ago)
Where can you buy this puzzle?

Author Mixwolf ( ago)
This puzzle is insane, I'd probably pull my hair out and not even get past the second part. Can you share some puzzles you've designed?

Author 杨雨豪 ( ago)
that's a Chinese 50 cents coin!

Author Monterey Road ( ago)
YouTube Gia Dinh la so mot Vietnam

Author Robert Bragg ( ago)
Amazing.

Author Yoovraj Daby ( ago)
This is a good one

Author Nick Pollard ( ago)
Does anybody know whether the embossed letters on the coin taken out at 4:10 means anything? Does it mean anything that is a clue that the puzzle hasn't been finished yet?

Author L.E.T. ( ago)
maybe do like a puzzle livestream where you try to solve a puzzle

Author L.E.T. ( ago)
would love to see more videos

Author Martin poireau ( ago)
so cool !

Author R.F. ( ago)
That box is like a mini room-escape game, with the lotus coin as the bonus ending.

Author Andrew Boyer ( ago)
Doing so is very tricky

Author Ice ( ago)
777 dislikes :oooo

Author Fazlul HOWLADER BIBI ( ago)
didn't expect for a puzzle video to get me crying after the emotional ending 😥

Author Jason on Camera ( ago)
These videos are so intriguing. Love the content! Earned a sub (:

Author catlover 1214 ( ago)
lame

Author jonny0882 ( ago)
This is amazing!

Author Kevin Vu ( ago)
can you make a video of how spinning became a thing, how the mechanic works and what leads people to spin it without any hints?

Author tadas sukevicius ( ago)
please tell me where i can buy it

Author Supah Rare Pepe ( ago)
I want one so badly

Author Jack Markowitz ( ago)
How would one find puzzles like this? Is there a website I could go to?

Author PunkFace303 ( ago)
Dear god that was annoying to listen to.

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