It’s Follow-Up Friday: LEG-OH NO WAY edition!

Welcome to Follow-Up Friday!

By this time, you know the drill. Follow-Up Friday is a chance for us to revisit the subjects of previous posts and bring the PuzzleNation audience up to speed on all things puzzly.

It’s been quite a week here at PuzzleNation Blog!

After posts that ran the gamut from Comic-Con encryption puzzles and new puzzle sets for the Penny Dell Crosswords app to becoming a sharper Hangman or Guess Who? player and enjoying the puzzly chain reactions known as Rube Goldberg devices, I was left with quite a conundrum: How do I close out such an eclectic week?

This will be my sixth post in six days after all. What would be an appropriate capper?

Well, I think I found the perfect Friday post idea: some visual LEGO puzzle wizardry.

Specifically, it’s a moving piece of puzzle art that combines the visual wonder of the pop-up book with the puzzly skill of a LEGO master builder.

I give you the LEGO Pop-Up Himeji Castle:

I’ve watched the video over and over, and I have no idea how the castle fits together OR compresses itself flat enough to fit between the “covers.” This is mind-blowing LEGO skill and puzzly three-dimensional manipulation of space.

And apparently, this sort of next-level three-dimensional spatial reasoning is second-nature to YouTuber Talapz, since he also managed to create this multi-dimensional sculpture that allows a ball to traverse it in three different arrangements:

I first stumbled across Talapz’s works on this site (written in French, no less!), and quickly followed his work on his YouTube page. Be sure to click the link for more brain-melting works of puzzly LEGO art.


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A brand new puzzle set for the Penny Dell Crosswords App!

Oh yes, we’ve got a special bonus post for you this week, because we’re celebrating a new puzzle set for the Penny Dell Crosswords App.

Just in time for the holidays, we’re overjoyed to announce our newest downloadable content for the Penny Dell Crosswords app, the December 2015 Deluxe set, is now available! Just open the App, then tap Puzzle Store on the home screen.

Our December Deluxe set offers 35 terrific themed puzzles, and that’s certainly some great puzzle content to help celebrate the season! Not only do you get 30 easy, medium, and hard puzzles, but there are 5 bonus puzzles you can unlock as you solve!

With this new deluxe set of puzzles, we’ve continued our proud tradition of publishing the best crosswords available to the mobile audience. Terrific crosswords right in your stocking (or your pocket)! What more could you ask for?


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