These 3 Puzzles Will Break Your Brain!! (Cross, Valve & Planet)
I got a handkerchief here, courtesy. Actually, a day-to-day art of play, beautiful little art of play. Hanky cards are different. That is now your card whatever. That is that King of Diamonds uh cards go on the handkerchief and I’m going to fold it like this.
This actually will do it this way it will go under here and wrap it and wrap it even once more turn it like this and by way of magic come on King of Diamonds, and there you have it. Ladies and gentlemen, okay, we got three puzzles for you today by hanayama and they are very challenging, very beautiful and oftentimes very satisfying. First up we got the cast Cross. The cast Cross two pieces uh, both metallic different colors, and you got to take them apart. That’S the goal and obviously put it back together after that we have the cast valve, which is a little bit more challenging instead of the three out of six stars, it’s four out of six and it makes it uh significantly more difficult.
Actually and finally, we have the cast Planet which looks like uh the covet virus uh like an individual particle of the coveted virus, you’ve seen it, but it’s no it’s a planet and uh. You got ta, get the ring off the planet. That one looks pretty swell as well: four out of six star difficulty before we get into anything. We just dropped some new t-shirts. If you guys want to check them out, all proceeds go to well, they go to us and we help make these videos possible.
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No, this box cutter Dude Looks Like I found this box cutter in prison. Shank we go. I guess we can put a timer up see how long this takes put it beside my shank over here shiny cross, hanayama, weird because they’re sort of stuck, I guess one of the hard Parts about this puzzle or one of the tricky Parts I should say, is When I guess, when you’re pulling aside not to be accidentally holding the other piece because then it feels like it’s stuck, so you really got to see what you’re doing sorry about the reflection. There’S no great way to film this without a reflection: okay, pull this and it goes there. Try to remember these moves here, boom rotate, okay, because at this point I can’t move anywhere else except this rotation.
So that clearly has to be the move. Again, I’m not forcing anything foreign. Oh there, we go. Okay. How do I want to extract this?
There’S a small opening right there? Oh, I guess it wants me to do that foreign! Oh, you guys can’t see the timer now that I’ve zoomed in here you go. Don’T mind my cracked phone? What if I go this way, I can go this way and then through here I will be able to rotate.
Can I rotate all the way? I cannot so that’s where I started kind of going down one more. I cannot. I can go this way. Can I go up one more?
I cannot okay, now that I’m there, maybe it is over here, feels like that, could fit, but it won’t haha I’ll tell you what this is going to be tricky to get back together, because I’m already pretty lost. I definitely have to line up this small wedge with this Gap here. That’S the only way this puzzle is going to exit, and I have to bring the body around this side to do that, because, obviously, if I just get it through there, it’s not going to work trying to slowly make my way slowly make my way to the Other side, but at the same time I’m trying to go backwards. It can be very confusing the uh something about the shininess of the object. I think we’re here on that side.
It is right there we should be out. Are we not there? We go. That’S only half done, we gotta put it back, yes, think rotate here, sit in there and then rotate okay. We are okay.
I remember that this was on this side, and that was on that side, so that piece has to go there. I think or no sorry it has to fit directly under directly under if I could somehow twist it and push it that way. That would be ideal, but that does not work. I know there was a diagonal move here somewhere exactly yes, oh pretty satisfying there. That last move was about six minutes, not bad Boop.
Moving on to something more tricky, a level four out of six now difficulty levels with hanayama puzzles jump drastically. There’S a noticeable difference in what I’m saying: let’s get our Shank. I love it. I said that so calmly. Some jazz music playing, it’s like all right time to grab our Shank.
Don’T forget your cocktail and Shank and do not drop the soap in the shower. You guys are listening to prison radio all right. Let’S read what this says here. This is the cast valve. The hint to the solution is to decipher the Unseen mechanism of the maze by rotating each of the Six Corners inside pieces.
Huh, designed by finish designer Vesa timonen, sounds like an F1 driver that is pretty ooh. That is a pretty look at that. If you were to put this in a mechanics toolbox, there’s no way the like this would be hidden in plain sight. No one would ever figure that this is a puzzle. They’D be like a car part starting with hanayama.
Again, you gotta watch out for every time they put writing somewhere it’s to help you with the orientation. So it’s not just random having a valve here and a hanayama on the other side. Now, oh okay, do these rotate individually? No, they seem to rotate together, but I’m pretty sure. Ah okay, so what’s happening is there is a middle disc and I can rotate the valves but not when they are pushed in.
So if this is this way, there is now a giant resistance here until I go here, no more resistance. I think the difficulty here because it looks like there’s four halves, that makes sense, there’s two pieces and each piece has two halves. One two three four and I think they get removed at different points in the rotation is uh, is my immediate guess and because of that um I have to test out every Point individually, and I think the points are this. That’S that’s my guess. I’M gon na start there with that guess, but I don’t know if that’s correct or not.
Oh look at that. I can spin the outside without spinning the middle. Oh and there’s also the nut on the inside. That’S a cool piece. Oh it stopped.
There is a gap here. Oh so, okay, let me go to that Gap. Oh oh boom. I found a spot on the outside layer and then moved this one and think I found another spot because now it is sort of half removed. Oh there we go foreign.
Wait, why is this thing coming out? Oh, this is very strange. Oh weird, okay, let me find that spot again, there’s also a gap that I can see through there. It’s hard to see, but there’s a very tiny Gap. They might give me some insight if I can see into that Gap. Okay, that’s stuck now!
It’S! It’S pressed in now it’s sort of in there. This is now locked. Now it’s unlocked. Now it’s locked!
I have no idea what I’m doing. It’S a tough one. The levels go up really quickly, so we know so far that there are these little dots. Those dots give us orientation. We also know that there’s an outside wheel that also has dots and then there’s an inside wheel.
It is shaped like the outside wheel. That’S actually a good point, so the dots should line up with the shape. That’S on the outside right. That makes logical sense, and then you have these dots. Oh okay, we’re there!
Now that’s fell in this one. Does this one slide over the other one? That’d be a cool mechanism. If that’s what happened that one slid over it? Okay, we’ve made some progress. Okay, that can!
Oh, I see that’s sort of attached to that see how that ring goes through, but as it goes down, it hooks the other one. That’S interesting. Also this one now is crooked, so it’s fallen down a layer that this one hasn’t fallen down. Yet that’s where we’re at uh and I can sort of see the internal mechanism here or the internal lining of this piece: oh foreign, okay, we are nowhere and we can clearly see the inside of that now. Well, clearly is a big word, but right there there’s the inside of what seems to be this one or no.
It is that one okay, so now that that’s cleared that there’s probably another sort of lip like this, but on this piece that I have to overcome by using this and that one’s coming out the other side. Now, okay, it’s almost out there, we go. There’S that part now that is really almost out. I’m just looking now I guess for the right orientation. Oh, I see, I see the nut. That’S in the middle has um a small lip and I have to get that lip out from there, but I have to get it into the other one.
So to do that, I have to slightly push it back in so I got ta find the point that the outer layer pushes in and once that outer layer is pushed in now I can hold it and hopefully slide this one out of the way. Somehow. Okay, okay, push it in. Maybe you can just push in the middle piece. That would be great.
I don’t see what’s holding this half of the valve behind, because if I go here, I can take it out from that lip. Unless there’s another lip like that, what is holding on to it’s very tricky, because now the center valve does not want to move independently side to side and therefore I have to go backwards in order to do something so now I’ve pushed it in. Can I turn this now I can once that is pushed, and I can turn it so I’ll keep that right there. I should not be having this much of a hard time understanding this okay outer lip there that’s clear coming out. I don’t get why it’s not coming out.
It’S so close to coming up at this point you might as well fall out. Let me read the back of this hold on so there’s a maze. I rotate each of the six corners and inside pieces decipher the Unseen mechanism. Oh, they show us what the mechanism looks like here. By the way,
I don’t think that’s cheating, I think, that’s what you’re supposed to know so, there’s a small little Notch there. I don’t know what that means. I have to be quite Frank: would any of that mean get back to square one, I’m trying to get the screw or the nut rather to go through while this stays there? I think there’s something to do with going back and forth to each side. Oh all, right, that’s the first first time both sides, the same half or both halves, the same side rather uh dropped a bit.
So that’s cool, I’m sure, there’s something I can take away from that’d be so much easier. If I didn’t have to use my finger like this, if I had an actual tool to fit in there, I think we’re getting it. I can. I can feel it wanting to happen now. It’S just a matter of finding the right spot.
Oh and now that part’s dropped okay, so they drop individually from the middle to the sides. They go clunk clunk, clunk clunk. So now I probably have to turn that side. So I have to find the right point for that side to come out. Oh that side is coming up, hold on.
Oh we’re almost out of the woods here. I don’t want to force anything, but at the same time huh look at that. I think it’s just a matter of twisting and finding the right spot to drop out of, but it’s kind of like bending. Now, oh, it dropped another another little bit so now this has to drop so we’ll keep rotating the. Can this half just really give me a hard time?
It all has to do with that middle ring. Clearly, there’s just three layers right: there’s this layer, there’s the middle layer and and the inner layer and all three. I think the middle layer actually has two layers, and so they all have to line up but they’re. I don’t think there’s one way to line them up where it just smoothly comes out. It’S a matter of going back and forth and up and down to get them out of this maze, which is yucky.
These are my by the way least favorite uh things are these internal mazes, I mean least favorite, I wouldn’t say the least favorite. I would say least favorite on camera, because there’s nothing really to look at uh for solving wise, they’re, actually pretty fun. You can just sit back, and this is the type of thing you ‘d play around with. If I was watching a movie, I didn’t care about, or you know, binging some reality show or something that sounds nice right solving one of these puzzles, while binging a very bad reality show come on it’s time now trying to find something different, but but I’m so Afraid, because I’ve gotten it to this point, I’m so afraid to go back in, I don’t want it to. I don’t want to have to reset anything or obviously I’ve gotten past.
This first thing I mean is there’s no way I have to go back up at this point. I think there is a way that I have to just keep rotating this. I don’t even know how I made it past there, oh yeah, because it rotated one half down. Okay, so that’s what I got to do. I just have to keep rotating until I find that sweet spot, but it could be it’s just things that are very hard to turn in the middle.
It hurts my finger, but it does turn a little bit, so I turn it there. Aha, okay! So now! Yes, I have to rotate. You see that one.
I have to get past that one to get past that one I think I got to rotate the middle and then do it. Yes, oh let’s go let’s take a second here. Are the middle parts pretty simple, pretty devious, so you got a chunk there. You got a chunk there, a chunk there, three chunks on each side. This one’s got a bit of a dip there any of this piece, and that’s all that is, and then you have this piece, and this one as well has one just two layers to get by all right.
I guess we attempt to put it back together now that I’ve mixed up all the pieces and don’t know where anything goes. Let’S start, it would be so nice if I could just fit that in. Maybe I can to some extent where there is an opening on the bottom? There is none, that’s why they have to go and see. The cylinder is solid on these lines, all the way around, which means there’s no point of entry, which means the only way to enter would be to start Shifting the pieces in a way that was staggered. That is the only way you can enter this puzzle.
So I’ve realized that, let’s see if we can do just that, we got haniam on one side, which means we got the valve on the other side, which is perfect. That’S what we want. So I think that, because these two layers are blocking the top half. I think they can just fit right in mm-hmm and we are like Flynn now it’s a matter of finding the right combination to where they fall right in. But it seems like it’s like it’s not even in there yet and holding on this might prove really tricky.
Okay now see. The thing is, this thing won’t rotate until I clear that – and I can’t clear that until this thing’s in, but this thing can’t go in until I rotate. So this is like this whole Catch-22 situation happening right now, maybe also I just didn’t place it in the right way. To begin with, that’s also a possibility that I’m frightened of foreign. I need to just get it in a little bit more just a little bit more and I can clear that lip.
That seems to be the most difficult part here, even that small amount that I need. It’S just so impossibly far away. Oh foreign, just under an hour, it is flush. It is done. It takes about half an hour to complete.
Take it apart, half an hour to put it back together. The valve, ladies and gentlemen, cast valve cast Planet where’s, my Shank. What can we find out about cast Planet? Uh, first of all, it looks like covid. Huh, it looks like a code virus.
Yes, a ball with the rugged projections and a ring around it. This is a maze puzzle that is solved by Rolling the sphere designed by Masuji Ono. I love this. This is a cool puzzle. Let’S get started this basically uh yeah, you just got ta, find the right places to rotate it and to eventually extract it, which it can be quite difficult, and then you got ta find out which side to rotate it.
On and even a small movement like this might end up giving us a little bit of leeway or it might not. Who knows there we go no oh yeah boom. Is this supposed to be just as difficult huh probably got some red herrings in here a little rugged to move, sometimes because there’s so many little parts of the frictions kind of everywhere foreign foreign? But I haven’t done anything about how weird it’s like the sphere is: just simply rotating there’s got to be one combination of the outer layer that matches exactly with the combination on the ring. That’S what we’re looking for here.
You know it looks good, but no imagine this was your combination lock and you had to remember the sequence: there’s one side that it all just moves out from foreign okay, so I got ta find the right ones that match up and then rotate the rest and What I mean is by if these two match up here – let’s say it’s hard to see, but if these two match up, I can essentially keep those in the same spot and switch out the bottom ones by rotating it. At an angle, I bet it’ll be super satisfying once it’s over like here. This move, for example, is just the same move over and over. Rotate here, come back here, that’s the same move over and over. I’m essentially putting it back together, but it’s so confusing to watch. Oh, my God!
The problem is not fitting it between these two large ones. The problem is finding a tiny piece capable of fitting through the smallest little crack, and I think once I found that I may have cracked the solution. I think it’s this one, this little button here, this little button, there’s a tiny button there. If that tiny button, I think if I can line it up with this, just like that somehow that’ll be the solution. Is there another one on this site?
Tiny button? There’S not, but I can put it on that side if I wanted to. So it’s square one with this one felt like it was going to be easier: foreign, foreign foreign. Thank you. Yes, whew, let’s go um.
I was just looking for a part that fit. There is all I was doing and these little knobs fit. But there is an orientation, so if they are a little bit out of line, they will not enter but being said getting in there is a little difficult. I think foreign there. It is that little line right there.
That needs to be lined up with the T, with the space on the T right there. That makes it go in, otherwise nothing will fit here we go and now at this point it’s just a matter of rotating it and getting it and mixing it all up. So it goes back to normal and I try to mix up as much as I can there we go boom cast planet. I mean this one to me. I understood a lot more than the valve which took me about an hour.
I would put this one closer to this level, but maybe it’s just because I understood something quicker that I did not understand about this, but either way. Let me know in the comments which one you preferred was it cross valve or planet and uh. You know what, I’m gon na choose one of the comments and I will send you all three of these in the house. So drop a comment below subscribe like this video. Well, there you go, it’s been a while since we’ve done hanayama puzzles uh, we actually slayed it.
What under two hours for three puzzles. I don’t think that that’s that bad, but these are uh not you shouldn’t consume these puzzles in the fashion that I did. Unless you do them in like 10 minutes, that’s fine, but don’t spend hours on a puzzle. It’S grueling, hurts your brain, gives you a headache. Sometimes frustrating uh come back to it.
Go, have a cup of tea, chill and then come back to it. Leave it on the counter, that’s my advice, but if you want to check these out, I left the link below obviously uh and thanks for all the support appreciate you see on the next one piece