How to Solve a 6-Piece Wooden 3D Puzzle Star

By Dan Chruscinski
a 6-Piece Wooden 3D Puzzle Star
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The three-dimensional puzzle star contains six pieces that you fit together to create the final product. While you can combine the pieces together in several ways, forming the star requires not only a specific arrangement but a certain order of assembly. Otherwise you may end up with unfilled gaps in the star. To understand how the puzzle fits together, you must first note that all six blocks have the exact same shape so you can freely interchange them within the puzzle.

Step 1

one piece, the puzzle teeth-side, front, you
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Place one piece of the puzzle teeth-side up in front of you. Arrange the piece so that it is perpendicular to your body. This is piece A.

Step 2

one piece, the puzzle, your hands, it
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Grip one piece of the puzzle vertically in your hands and call it piece B. Slide piece B into the underside groove on the left side of piece A. Piece B should be upright and perpendicular to piece A with the teeth facing inward. Repeat on the right side with another piece known as piece C.

Step 3

a free piece, piece D, it, the piece
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Pick up a free piece, known as piece D, and rotate it so that the piece is parallel to the table. Rest the center groove of piece D over the groove on piece A that is closest to you. The teeth of piece D should face the center of the puzzle. Repeat on the other side with piece E.

Step 4

the final piece, piece F, your hand, the teeth-side
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Grip the final piece, known as piece F, in your hand with the teeth-side facing down. Slide the piece into the diamond-shaped gap at the top of the puzzle. The center of piece F will rest in the center of the gap and complete the puzzle star.

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