The story of this famous puzzle takes its roots way back in 1986 where it was originally designed and made. At that time, the Egg by Wil Strijbos was deemed too hard to manufacture, and eventually less than 10 pieces were made.
Years later, Wil found one of his original creations in the collection of a friend. That inspired him to try and produce more Eggs to share with the world.
Nevertheless, to this day, there are no more than 300 Eggs exists and those are quite difficult to come by. Most probably, you will be able to find it used or re-sold at different websites.
As for now, there is no information on whether new Eggs will be produced and manufactured anytime soon so it is a good idea to always keep an eye on some retail shops to see if it there.
Once, I saw it available on a certain website, but as soon as I clicked on it – it was already sold out.
So, if you are an experienced puzzle fan who wants to have this amazing puzzle in your collection you better start solving the first mystery of an Egg, which is how to get it in the first place.
The goal is to “break” the Egg — meaning you will need to separate the 2 pieces that are firmly held together by an intricate mechanism inside.
It is certainly a sequential puzzle — with every new step you will get a slight hint for the next move.
Safe to say, there is no need to apply extensive force such as banging the Egg against any surfaces or use any external tools. The whole solving process is solely between you and an Egg.
Interesting puzzle with a great story. Certainly the story itself makes this puzzle so interesting and wanted.
I would definitely recommend grabbing an Egg as soon as you find it available anywhere, it can definitely benefit any collections in terms of rarity.
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