Introduction: How to Make Lego Puzzle Box No.3 "Twins"

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Hi :) This is my third puzzle box in the series, Twins. I made twins when I had a brilliant idea of a puzzle box that breaks in half. I find it to be very unique and fun to open, and I hope you like it too! :)

This puzzle box has a good balance of difficulty, storage, and uniqueness. Not extremely hard, but hard enough to be a good puzzle box. It has a unique move which splits the box in two! I built this in one day, but it took me around 6 hours. I made this in early september 2015. I hope you like it :)

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Features:

  • Pop up button
  • Sliding panels
  • Box splits in two
  • Tile maze

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Pros:

  • Unique
  • Decent storage
  • Fun to open
  • Good size
  • Hardly gets stuck

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Cons:

  • Comes apart somewhat easily if you pull the top and bottom apart
  • Slightly ugly looking once opened, not much of a problem

Step 1: Opening the Box

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This is how to open the box :)

Video in the intro!

  • 1: Slide a tile
  • 2: Slide more tiles...
  • 3: Keep sliding...
  • 4: ...Until you see the button,
  • 5: Which pops up when you slide the tiles out of the way.
  • 6: Hold the button down and split the box. It can only split when the button is down.
  • 7: Slide this panel.
  • 8: Slide another panel.
  • 9: Slide another panel.
  • 10: Slide the halves apart, and take the bottom panel off of the left one to reveal the secret compartment!

Step 2: Parts Count

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Here is the number of parts I used to build my box. Of course, you don't need the exact number because you can substitute some parts for others or make some changes.

*****TOTAL: 260*****

***Plates: 102***

  • 1x1: 3
  • 1x2: 36
  • 1x3: 15
  • 1x4: 11
  • 1x6: 9
  • 2x2: 9
  • 2x3: 8
  • 2x4: 6
  • 2x6: 2
  • 6x6: 2
  • 12x6: 1


***Tiles: 91***

  • 1x1: 21
  • 1x2: 48
  • 1x3: 2
  • 1x4: 9
  • 1x6: 6
  • 2x2: 3
  • 2x4: 2


***Special plates: 24***

  • Stud: 21
  • L plate: 2
  • 1x2 with 1 stud: 1


***Bricks: 41***

  • 1x1: 5
  • 1x3: 18
  • 1x4: 12
  • 1x6: 5
  • 2x2: 1


***Special bricks: 2***

  • 1x2 inverted slope: 1
  • 2x2 slope: 1


***Misc: 1***

  • Small rubber band: 1

Step 3: Building: Left Side

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Build the left side!

  • 1: Add these onto a 6x6 plate.
  • 2: Add bricks, the 1x4's won't be attatched to anything yet!
  • 3: Add plates and make the things on the left.
  • 4: Put them here.
  • 5: Add 2 layers of bricks.
  • 6: Add plates and make the thing on the left.
  • 7: Put it here and add more plates.
  • 8: Make this on another 6x6 plate.
  • 9: Add tiles.
  • 10: Put it on top of the box as shown.

Step 4: Building: Right Side

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Build the right side!
***This is a pretty hard step!***

  • 1: Make sliding panels.
  • 2: Another view.
  • 3: Make the button.
  • 4: Another view.
  • 5: Make this on a 6x12 plate.
  • 6: Add plates and tiles.
  • 7: Add bricks and tiles. CHECK IMAGE NOTE!!!
  • 8: Add sliding panels and tiles on top of them.
  • 9: Add plates.
  • 10: Add plates.
  • 11: Add tiles and bricks.
  • 12: Add bricks. I turned the box 180 degrees for a better view.
  • 13: Make this.
  • 14: Another view.
  • 15: Add it here, and add plates.
  • 16: Add bricks, plates, and a rubber band.
  • 17: Put the rubber band here, and add bricks and plates.
  • 18: Add a plate and make the thing on the right.
  • 19: Add it here.
  • 20: Make this.
  • 21: Add it here, and add tiles and plates.
  • 22: Add 2 layers of plates.
  • 23: Make these onto plates.
  • 24: Bottom view.
  • 25: Add tiles.
  • 26: Add button and one of the things as shown.
  • 27: Add the other thing.

Step 5: Enjoy the Box :)

Feedback is well appreciated.

As long as it's not rude :)

Comments

AwesomeFajitas (author)2017-07-12

How do you make the first sliding panel? Its just i cant see the picture properly

Jedi_man (author)AwesomeFajitas2017-10-20

The middle layer is a 1x3, a 1x2 with one stud off to the side, and another 1x2.

And whats the image note???

dasny (author)2017-08-14

its very cool but a rubber band don't very work

triplebob (author)dasny2017-10-13

twist the rubber band in two

Carpenter Guy (author)2017-03-06

I can hardly comprehend how this works! How the tiles stay on the top! :-)

Anyway, I ordered the LEGO for this!

Jedi_man (author)Carpenter Guy2017-03-17

Haha, hope you enjoy it! If you run into any problems building it let me know.

55Chris (author)2017-03-06

this thing is awesome

legoloverman (author)2017-02-15

i am making it now

Linkin_J_Knex (author)2015-09-16

nice puzzle box :D

Jedi_man (author)Linkin_J_Knex2015-09-16

:)

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