|Name:||The Amber Box|
|Level (Complexity):||Medium (4)|
|Type:||Wooden 3D Puzzles|
|Object:||assembling the mechanism|
|Number of components:||189|
|Estimated time:||4 Hours|
|Size:||Open: 11*8.7*7.9 in (28*22*20 cm) |
Locked: 6.9*5.5*3.9 in (17.5*14*10 cm)
|Packaging:||cardboard 14.6*6.7*1.3 in (37.8*17*3.2 cm)|
|Materials used:||Organic wooden pieces|
|Safety:||sharp objects, choking hazard|
The Amber Box by Ugears combines exquisite design with sophisticated functionality rarely seen in this sort of wooden puzzles. Not only it provides an interesting way to assemble the puzzle but you will also be able to use it to store your valuables after the completion.
Made out of organic material that gives away a fragrant yet pleasant smell of fresh-cut wood accompanied with 5 decorative elements made out of natural amber: 4 small pieces and 1 big jewel.
The ornamental style is implemented in floral design that inspires a baroque feel.
The colour scheme is light beige with brown contour. Together with rich orange shade of amber, it gives off a warm and cosy palette that will certainly be right at home on the shelf among the books in the sunlit living room.
The Amber Box is assembled without using glue or additional tools. All you need is the step-by-step manual (in 11 languages) that you will find with it to kick off your conundrum journey.
The assembled Amber box is not only a decoration but a functional mechanism that will provide you with six compartments to store your valuable items. The locking latch of the box can be closed shut to avoid spillage during transportation or accidental turnovers.
Additional feature includes 2 secret compartments that can be accessed by pressing a hidden button at the back of the box. These compartments can be used to store your most precious memorabilia and jewellery and make sure they are well hidden and secure.
The parts that compile the mechanism are masterfully cut and can be assembled with ease.
Comparison with Treasure Box by Ugears
Amber box can be considered an upgraded version of the Treasure Box. It is bigger, better, and more visually pleasing. Certainly, the pricing for Amber Box is much higher, but so is the visual appeal.
Feature-wise, Amber box is a bit bigger and has a few secret compartments — which is a big advantage.
Comparison with Treasure Box by RORK
Pretty much the same as with the Ugears Box — Amber box is bigger and has a cooler design. On the other hand, Amber Box does not have a code mechanism that would lock the box like ROKR Treasure Box, it just has a secret trick that you need to know.
Overall, Amber Box is not a challenging puzzle and won’t take much time to assemble, especially for experienced puzzle solvers. On the other hand, the object of this puzzle is to inspire aesthetic pleasure and the ultimate joy of the end result. Nonetheless, the assembly process is very well put and sparks a meditative feeling.
The puzzle can be recommended for beginner puzzle solvers and as a gift to someone dear.
Where to buy
- Detailed assembly tips of Ugears mechanical models you can find here.
- Download full PDF instruction in 11 languages with pictures to The Amber Box here.
- The Amber box Full assembly video you can find below.
- Made of high quality plywood
- Considered to be an “old sister of Antique Box”, another Ugears puzzle
- Perfect for family projects through hands-on STEM learning
- Detailed answers on Frequently Asked Questions about Ugears mechanical models you can find here.
- If you still have questions, ask them in the comments. We will answer in detail and include them in the FAQ list.
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