Wil Strijbos – «Heart in Heart»

The Heart-ception incarnate! Beautiful Heart-in-Heart puzzle by Wil Strijbos will blow your mind. Read the full review now!

Wil Strijbos – «Heart in Heart»
Name:Heart in Heart
Brand:Wil Strijbos
Level (Complexity):Hard (7)
Type:Metal Puzzle
Object:Take apart; assemble back (optional)
Estimated time:up to 1 hour
Number of parts:4
Size:4.7×4.7×1.1 cm / 1.9×1.9×0.4 in
Packaging:Cardboard box
Materials used:anodized aluminum
Safety:Small parts, choking hazard
Where to Buy:Check prices for Wil Strijbos Heart in Heart

Visual Description

The Heart in Heart puzzle by Wil Strijbos is a great looking piece that is a bit different in style. That sets it apart from other puzzles by Wil, such as Lotus Puzzle or First Cylinder and makes it look more like something from Hanayama line-up.

The main piece is a brass casing with a small aluminum heart embedded inside.

Safe to say the quality is amazing, the best part is that the brass casing fits well with the aluminum heart and the combination creates an amazing aesthetic feel.

Main Features

The puzzle is sequential, meaning that after you have figured out how to get the small heart out of the brass case — you will also have the opportunity to try taking apart the aluminum heart piece, which actually consists of another 3 small pieces.

I have to be honest, the part with releasing the aluminum heart from the casing took me quite some time, and I am not sure whether banging the puzzle on the table was the correct solution process.

The taking apart of the aluminum heart reminded me of the notorious Cast Trinity Hanayama puzzle that gives me nightmares to this day.

Of course the aluminum heart was much easier to take apart, the mechanism there is quite easy overall (I still banged it a bit, but I don’t think it is required)


Interesting approach and definitely a great piece by Wil Strijbos.

I have to admit it was fun and exciting, the full journey of the disassembly and taking back the Heart in Heart was surprisingly well paced and the solution is just beautiful.

Great puzzle for every collector and fan of Wil’s work.

Where to buy

Assembly Tips

  • Make sure to spin, wiggle and rotate the casing. At some point the aluminum heart will go out. Bear in mind there must be a more proper solution to this, so if you know the exact process, do not hesitate to let us know in the comments.
  • Wil Strijbos Heart in Heart solution video can be found below

Important Notes

  • Made of anodized aluminum


  • Detailed answers on Frequently Asked Questions about Wil Strijbos puzzles 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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  1. david st louis

    would love to buy heart in heart puzzle or even others …. please send me info where to buy

    1. PuzzleScore

      Hi, David
      Thanks for your comment! It’s out of stock now. We could send you email when it get back to sale. What do you think about it?
      Puzzles by Wil Strijbos and many cool things you can find here.

  2. Dave

    The correct solution is body heat. Your body heat causes the brass casing to expand slightly and allows the aluminium heart to slide out effortlessly 🙂

    1. PuzzleScore

      Nice version 😀

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