Hanayama Spiral Puzzle

  • Опубликовано: 21 дек 2016
  • This video covers the Hanayama Spiral puzzle! It has a really interesting form factor!
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    I'm a Top-10 finisher in the US Puzzle Championship and just released a logic puzzle game on Steam! The game is called RYB: store.steampowered.com/app/547050
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Комментарии • 97

  • Darius Kuan
    Darius Kuan 5 месяцев назад

    Is it weird that I solved this puzzle by just shaking the pieces after being frustrated.

  • 강민욱
    강민욱 7 месяцев назад


  • A Ness Main
    A Ness Main Год назад

    Could've sworn the title said Hariyama...

  • Emiel Ocampo
    Emiel Ocampo Год назад

    Hey I have this puzzle, it's really fun to mess with.
    Also, I discovered there are two ways to reassemble it.
    Great vid!

    • Emiel Ocampo
      Emiel Ocampo Год назад

      Yes it is cool.
      Thanks for reacting to my comment! :D

    • FLEB
      FLEB  Год назад

      That's cool! I'll have to take a look at the puzzle again to see that! That makes the design even more impressive!

    • Emiel Ocampo
      Emiel Ocampo Год назад

      Actually I remembered it a bit different and now I feel a bit dumb.
      I guess it's still two solutions.
      You know how you need to twist the two parts? Well there is one piece that can be on either of them.

    • Emiel Ocampo
      Emiel Ocampo Год назад

      Yes I remember I found it one day and I was a bit surprised

    • FLEB
      FLEB  Год назад +1

      Wait, are there really two ways? I only know of one...

  • NINO 8P
    NINO 8P Год назад

    That was SO satisfying.

  • Krzysiek F
    Krzysiek F Год назад +5

    Did only i hear Hariyama at the beggining?
    for those who don't know its a pokemon

  • XVI Jazz
    XVI Jazz Год назад

    This puzzle gives me anxiety

  • Joshua Hudson
    Joshua Hudson Год назад +3

    Fleb post some of your puzzles!

  • Geesus
    Geesus Год назад +2

    Since your a designer , can you show us some puzzles that you made ?

    • Peter Sitterly
      Peter Sitterly 21 день назад

      +Valerie Pierre - No, I don't think that Geesus is a designer. /s

    • Valerie Pierre
      Valerie Pierre Месяц назад

      what you mean to say is: Since you ARE ... (Not since your) ... a designer.

  • Onaka Shiki
    Onaka Shiki Год назад


  • Benjamin Woods
    Benjamin Woods Год назад

    Is your actual name fleb?

  • heavyflyingballoon
    heavyflyingballoon Год назад

    I can't put mine back together!

    • FLEB
      FLEB  Год назад

      Send me a email at fleb@flebpuzzles.com and I'll send you a video of how to put it back together!

  • jack de bois
    jack de bois Год назад +1

    a question where do u buy ur puzzles?

    • FLEB
      FLEB  Год назад +1

      I've collected them over the course of about 10 years, from various one-off puzzle events, private puzzle auctions, specialty puzzle shops, and also places like Amazon and Ebay.
      This one is particular came in a collection of Hanayama puzzles I bought from Puzzlemaster, an online puzzleshop based in Canada!

  • Alekos the Κορακι-Ανθρωπος

    First thought before watching video: You have to spin it
    I just watched taht showing ,y desk to adam savage video by vsauce

  • Silent Pixel
    Silent Pixel Год назад

    Why don't we have locks that operate like these?

  • Clarissa Mae
    Clarissa Mae Год назад

    Its not a challenge if you break it

  • Left 4 Dead 2
    Left 4 Dead 2 Год назад

    Awnser:use a sledgehammer

  • Camtron 252
    Camtron 252 Год назад

    so many subs but only 18 vids

  • Christopher Wardlaw
    Christopher Wardlaw Год назад

    so what stopped a piece just falling straight out?

    • FLEB
      FLEB  Год назад

      The jigsaw-like connectors are tapered, so they slide easily one way, but not the other.

  • Hose Clamp
    Hose Clamp Год назад

    can't you also spin it? or is that a different puzzle I'm thinking of?

  • ÙdÃy' mods
    ÙdÃy' mods Год назад

    where do you buy these all puzzles plz say me

  • velcroman11
    velcroman11 Год назад

    I'm frustrated with the puzzle and I am just looking at the video

  • wortex
    wortex Год назад

    What was blocking the part to just go straight down?

    • Peter Sitterly
      Peter Sitterly 21 день назад

      It's slightly wedge-shaped, so as you move it too far in one direction, it just gets lodged.

  • Erin Picky
    Erin Picky Год назад

    U should do a video of and Eni puzzle they are really cool if u do can u give me a shoutout for Erin please thanks

  • Pascal Pascalev
    Pascal Pascalev Год назад

    I own that one and i really love it!

  • Lucas Hamacher
    Lucas Hamacher Год назад +3

    You give me hope to find my dream job one day. I always thought people lie when they say work is fun if you do what you love but you are the perfect example. Couldn't imagine s.o. doin it better!

  • Mlorpe
    Mlorpe Год назад

    I work in a puzzle shop and we sell Hanayama casts, this is actually my favorite one along with Padlock which is really complex and the new, recently out, cast Infinity.
    I love the weight of it and the way you can just play with it mindlessly when on the computer even after you already know the solution.

  • Legacy Life
    Legacy Life Год назад +1

    i sooo want one

  • Fitz hvh
    Fitz hvh Год назад +1


    • Fitz hvh
      Fitz hvh Год назад


    • Fitz hvh
      Fitz hvh Год назад +1

      FLEB 7$ shipping fees on amazon and 13 on puzzle master

    • FLEB
      FLEB  Год назад +1


    • Steve Nordquist
      Steve Nordquist Год назад

      Kevin Cheong Hanayama-Toys.com comes right up...but to order, they offer their shops in Japan and Hong Kong, or distributors in SFO, Victoria or Saskatoon. I think the trick must be to buy a sample set or 4 from the distributors, then look at the event galleries to consider a promotional lot of 500 as business cards or logo-laden gifts. The metal toys people are neat.

  • Trisha Marie
    Trisha Marie Год назад

    This could be used as a fidget toy

    • Steve Nordquist
      Steve Nordquist Год назад

      Trisha Marie This. But if they add spin gadgets too, ♡.

  • Shadow 144
    Shadow 144 Год назад

    God damn u should have more subs xDD

  • Tom van Loon
    Tom van Loon Год назад

    You should have taken all pieces apart really

  • Myles Daske
    Myles Daske Год назад

    STOP fucking playing your subliminal cgi video cuts with your logo on them. you fucking nutjob trying to put your stupid logo in peoples heads.

  • dank memes
    dank memes Год назад

    wife was making somethin in microwave

  • GinGe
    GinGe Год назад

    You can also spin the whole thing to get it apart right??

  • SirEnd3r
    SirEnd3r Год назад

    I thought you spin it?

  • SkDragon360
    SkDragon360 Год назад

    where to buy?

  • Kevin Lynch
    Kevin Lynch Год назад +3

    am i the only one who watches this when im high

  • Edward
    Edward Год назад +15

    That was quick.

  • AMathMonkey
    AMathMonkey Год назад +89

    No joke, Michael from Vsauce linked this video in his Reddit AMA and that's what sent me here.

    • Jochem Pot
      Jochem Pot Год назад

      haha i saw that video too

    • FLEB
      FLEB  Год назад +47

      Whoa. I'm just now discovering that's a thing. Cool! Thank you for telling me!

    • AMathMonkey
      AMathMonkey Год назад +12

      I know! And the Vsauce channel is subscribed to you, if you didn't know.

    • FLEB
      FLEB  Год назад +10

      That's awesome!

  • Zaem N
    Zaem N Год назад

    Michael from Vsauce linked to this video on am AMA he did on reddit! I am now hooked, great channel!

  • Wodashit
    Wodashit 2 года назад +7

    One of the thing you didn't mention was the fact that the puzzle is actually asymmetric, there is only one single configuration from which you can take it out, otherwise it would have been probably too easy to take apart.

    • Jason Baterna
      Jason Baterna Месяц назад

      Just got the puzzle. The asymmetrical piece is the one with the Hanayama indent and copyright on it.

    • FLEB
      FLEB  Год назад +2

      Very much no! It can be very hard to put them back together!

    • Robert Lozyniak
      Robert Lozyniak Год назад +1

      I was about to ask whether or not all five pieces are identical, but from what you're saying, it sounds like the answer is "no".

    • FLEB
      FLEB  Год назад +1

      Right! Taking it apart, mixing up the pieces, and then putting it back together is very challenging!

    • FLEB
      FLEB  Год назад

      Right! Taking it apart, mixing up the pieces, and then putting it back together is very challenging!

  • Opus Dei
    Opus Dei 2 года назад +20

    May I suggest just saying "after I roll the intro"

    • Javier Mora
      Javier Mora Год назад +1

      I prefer when he says "spoiler break".

  • jared
    jared 2 года назад

    Great videos! You should just play your intro without saying you are going to play it :) It is so short people will know its just your channel intro (for instance, mkbhd does a great job of this). Keep up the great work!

  • ecksdee
    ecksdee 2 года назад +1

    hey puzzlers

  • bit ten
    bit ten 2 года назад

    why can't you slide the pieces straight up? i didn't really understand that bit

    • bit ten
      bit ten Год назад

      FLEB oh then I understand! thanks

    • FLEB
      FLEB  Год назад

      The pieces are actually tapered! So after a certain amount of sliding they can't move any further.

    • Divided By Zero
      Divided By Zero 2 года назад +1

      Metal in the center is thicker to provide friction.

  • Tim G
    Tim G 2 года назад +6

    Would love to see more Hanayama solutions by you

  • Tucker Cubbon
    Tucker Cubbon 2 года назад +111

    Your intro is done beautifully! I love your color palette

    • Aaron Frame
      Aaron Frame Год назад

      FLEB I want one plz

    • Phước Điền Huỳnh Lê
      Phước Điền Huỳnh Lê Год назад +1

      I like the way you show respecting to author!

    • FLEB
      FLEB  2 года назад +63

      Thanks! The template was done by RUclip user SDJGRedstoneDJ, who deserves all the credit for it.

  • Ruairi Lynch
    Ruairi Lynch 2 года назад +1

    love your videos!

    • FLEB
      FLEB  2 года назад

      Thank you!

  • Circuz
    Circuz 2 года назад +3

    Great video as always! One thing though, the sound playing over the animation is a bit loud.

  • Cole Kern
    Cole Kern 2 года назад +30

    I highly appreciate the 60fps animation. It looks great!

  • Donny Passary
    Donny Passary 2 года назад +2

    It's amazing that each individual parts looks so simple, yet quite difficult to take them off.
    Love your videos so far!

    • FLEB
      FLEB  2 года назад +1

      Puzzles can be tricky like that!
      Thank you very much!

  • MaD MaX
    MaD MaX 2 года назад +1

    Ah, by 2. Neat. Please keep it up.

    • FLEB
      FLEB  2 года назад +2

      Thanks! I'm aiming to do one video per week.

  • Daniel 325
    Daniel 325 2 года назад +9

    Another great video Fleb!
    I often see puzzles like these, and think to myself ''that can't be too hard, right?'', and then i see the solution, and knowing i would never manage to get it ^^.
    How long did it take for you to solve this one?

    • FLEB
      FLEB  2 года назад +9

      Thank you!
      It took me about an hour to solve this puzzle. At first I was very confused and thought there might be some internal parts that needed to be understood to solve it. (Hopefully I’ll be able to show an example of this soon, but there are a lot of puzzles that work like this.)
      Once I realized that each one was a solid chunk of metal, the next step is to figure out how it might come apart. I figured that it had to be some sort of rotation move, so I started trying it with one piece. When that didn’t work, I tried it with two pieces and one of the combinations worked.
      According to Hanayama, this is a 5/6 on their difficulty scale. I would agree with that. Although putting it back together after you’ve mixed up the pieces is much harder than taking it apart!