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November 27, 2017

Infinite Galaxy Puzzle

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Usually, puzzles have a beginning (the sea of pieces), a middle (the sorting, the filled and gapped sections), and an end (the utterly satisfying snap of the final piece in place).
 
But what if you upended everything?
 
Nervous System has done exactly that with their unique Infinite Galaxy Puzzle.
 
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With no fixed shape, no starting point, and no edges, it can be assembled in, well, an infinite number of ways. 

Topologically, the Infinite Galaxy Puzzle maps to a Klein bottle, an impossible 3D shape where the inside and outside are mathematically indistinguishable.
 
What this means is that it tiles with a flip.
 
Pieces from the right side attach to the left side but only after flipping over.
 
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Just like the Klein bottle's surface has no inside or outside, the puzzle has no up or down side.
 
You can start the puzzle anywhere on any side, making it extra challenging.
 
This puzzle is adorned with a photograph of the galactic center of the Milky Way. The image is continuous from one side of the surface to the other, so one cannot see the entire photo at once.
 
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Features and Details:

• 133 pieces

• Laser-cut birch plywood

• Comes in an attractive black gift-ready storage box

• Dimensions: variable, 8" x 8" inches at smallest configuration

• Milky Way galaxy image credit: NASA, ESA, SSC, CXC, and STScI

• Includes 3 special whimsy pieces: astronaut, space shuttle, and satellite

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$120.

November 27, 2017 at 08:01 AM | Permalink


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