|Name:||B-Lock II Puzzle|
|Level (Complexity):||Hard (9)|
|Type:||Metal Puzzle / Metal Puzzle Locks|
|Object:||Open the lock and then lock it back|
|Estimated time:||1-2 Hours|
|Number of parts:||2|
|Size:||6.3×4×1.4 cm / 2.5×1.6×0.6 in|
|Safety:||Small parts, choking hazard|
B-Lock II is a spiritual successor of B-Lock and Danlock puzzles. Created by Boaz Feldman, B-Lock 2 is a bit harder than it’s predecessor and will keep you wondering and scratching your head for a while.
Looks like a simple lock with a key, but it cannot be opened without a few neat little tricks.
Of course, if you have previously tried your luck with either Danlock or B-lock I — you will probably be able to guess what should be done quicker, but then again — all the tricks might resemble the previous lock puzzle, but still have some unique fleur and style to them.
The craftsmanship is great, the quality of the lock and the key is superb.
The best thing about this lock puzzle is that you only have a key to operate with. Quick spoiler: there are not secret compartments, tricky pins hidden somewhere or anything like that: all you need is the key to open the lock. Sounds quite obvious and simple, right?
The mechanism inside the lock, on the other side, is amazingly crafted. There is absolutely not force needed to open this lock as well, so make sure not force any of the movements through to avoid braking the key.
Lastly, this can be used as a real lock! I mean, you can definitely hang it on some kind of locker or a chest. Even if someone obtains the key from it — they will never be able to open the lock without knowing the trick. Isn’t that amazing?
Great successor of the original line up and definitely a worthy puzzle to complete the perfect trio of classic lock puzzles.
Having those three on your shelf will certainly stand for a big statement.
Definite recommendation as this lock puzzle is both challenging and masterfully made.
Where to Buy B-Lock II Puzzle Lock
Tips and Tricks
You can follow the steps below open the lock with ease:
- Insert the key fully into the lock;
- Pull out the key one click back (so it reveals one ridge/tooth)
- Pull out the latch
- It won’t pull out completely, but you will be able to move it upward approximately 1 cm.)
- Return the latch half-way back inside the lock.
- Pull out the key half-click more.
- Turn the key clockwise to open the lock.
Boaz Feldman B-Lock II Puzzle Solution video below: