Hanayama Spiral Puzzle

  • Added:  7 months ago
  • This video covers the Hanayama Spiral puzzle! It has a really interesting form factor!

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  • Runtime: 2:9
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Comments: 90

  • Emiel Ocampo
    Emiel Ocampo 1 month ago

    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 1 month ago

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

    • FLEB
      FLEB 1 month ago

      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 1 month ago

      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 1 month ago

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

    • FLEB
      FLEB 1 month ago

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

  • Daniel, Jordan, Felix, Mark, Sean and Ian Fan

    That was SO satisfying.

  • Krzysiek F
    Krzysiek F 2 months ago +4

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

  • Jaz
    Jaz 2 months ago

    This puzzle gives me anxiety

  • Joshua Hudson
    Joshua Hudson 2 months ago +1

    Fleb post some of your puzzles!

  • superdoopernothing
    superdoopernothing 2 months ago

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

  • Onaka Shiki
    Onaka Shiki 3 months ago


  • Benjamin Woods
    Benjamin Woods 3 months ago

    Is your actual name fleb?

  • heavyflyingballoon
    heavyflyingballoon 3 months ago

    I can't put mine back together!

    • FLEB
      FLEB 3 months ago

      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 3 months ago

    a question where do u buy ur puzzles?

    • FLEB
      FLEB 3 months ago

      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!

  • TheGreenChameleon
    TheGreenChameleon 3 months ago

    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 3 months ago

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

  • Clarissa Mae
    Clarissa Mae 4 months ago

    Its not a challenge if you break it

  • Star wars Fan
    Star wars Fan 4 months ago

    Awnser:use a sledgehammer

  • extreme savage 666
    extreme savage 666 4 months ago

    so many subs but only 18 vids

  • Christopher Wardlaw
    Christopher Wardlaw 4 months ago

    so what stopped a piece just falling straight out?

    • FLEB
      FLEB 4 months ago

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

  • Hose Clamp
    Hose Clamp 5 months ago

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

  • ÙdÃy' mods
    ÙdÃy' mods 5 months ago

    where do you buy these all puzzles plz say me

  • velcroman11
    velcroman11 5 months ago

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

  • wortex
    wortex 5 months ago

    What was blocking the part to just go straight down?

  • Erin Picky
    Erin Picky 5 months ago

    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 5 months ago

    I own that one and i really love it!

  • Lucas Hamacher
    Lucas Hamacher 5 months ago +2

    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 5 months ago

    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 5 months ago +1

    i sooo want one

  • Kevin Cheong
    Kevin Cheong 5 months ago +1


    • Kevin Cheong
      Kevin Cheong 5 months ago


    • Kevin Cheong
      Kevin Cheong 5 months ago

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

    • FLEB
      FLEB 5 months ago




    • Steve Nordquist
      Steve Nordquist 5 months ago

      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 5 months ago

    This could be used as a fidget toy

    • Steve Nordquist
      Steve Nordquist 5 months ago

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

  • Shadow 144
    Shadow 144 5 months ago

    God damn u should have more subs xDD

  • Tom van Loon
    Tom van Loon 5 months ago

    You should have taken all pieces apart really

  • Myles Daske
    Myles Daske 5 months ago

    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 5 months ago

    wife was making somethin in microwave

  • GinGe
    GinGe 5 months ago

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

  • SirEnd3r
    SirEnd3r 5 months ago

    I thought you spin it?

  • Ettiene Rodriguez
    Ettiene Rodriguez 5 months ago

    where to buy?

  • Kevin Lynch
    Kevin Lynch 5 months ago +2

    am i the only one who watches this when im high

  • Edward
    Edward 5 months ago +14

    That was quick.

  • AMathMonkey
    AMathMonkey 5 months ago +75

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

    • Jochem Pot
      Jochem Pot 5 months ago

      haha i saw that video too

    • FLEB
      FLEB 5 months ago

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

    • AMathMonkey
      AMathMonkey 5 months ago

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

    • FLEB
      FLEB 5 months ago

      That's awesome!

  • Wodashit
    Wodashit 6 months ago +3

    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.

    • FLEB
      FLEB 3 months ago

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

    • Robert Lozyniak
      Robert Lozyniak 3 months ago

      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 5 months ago

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

    • FLEB
      FLEB 5 months ago

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

  • Opus Dei
    Opus Dei 6 months ago +18

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

  • jared
    jared 6 months ago

    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 6 months ago +1

    hey puzzlers

  • bit ten
    bit ten 6 months ago

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

    • bit ten
      bit ten 5 months ago

      FLEB oh then I understand! thanks

    • FLEB
      FLEB 5 months ago

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

    • Divided By Zero
      Divided By Zero 6 months ago

      Metal in the center is thicker to provide friction.

  • Tim G
    Tim G 6 months ago +5

    Would love to see more Hanayama solutions by you

  • Tucker Cubbon
    Tucker Cubbon 6 months ago +104

    Your intro is done beautifully! I love your color palette

    • Phước Điền Huỳnh Lê
      Phước Điền Huỳnh Lê 14 days ago

      I like the way you show respecting to author!

    • FLEB
      FLEB 6 months ago

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

  • Ruairi Lynch
    Ruairi Lynch 6 months ago +1

    love your videos!

    • FLEB
      FLEB 6 months ago

      Thank you!

  • Circuz
    Circuz 6 months ago +2

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

  • Cole Kern
    Cole Kern 6 months ago +26

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

  • Donny Passary
    Donny Passary 6 months ago +1

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

    • FLEB
      FLEB 6 months ago

      Puzzles can be tricky like that!

      Thank you very much!

  • MaD MaX
    MaD MaX 7 months ago +1

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

    • FLEB
      FLEB 7 months ago

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

  • Daniel Sandin
    Daniel Sandin 7 months ago +7

    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 7 months ago

      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!

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