This is a nice little puzzle. It is easy to print (Box, Box Top, and a set of 8 Sticks) with no supports and with minimal, if any, post-print finishing. The Puzzle looks deceptively easy to solve, but it turns out to be a genuine challenge for many (if not most) people. I thought it would be an “Easy-Peasy”puzzle, but maybe not so much! These would make great Holiday, or Birthday gifts for anyone who enjoys a good puzzle. They look great and provide at least a modest challenge.
Since the puzzle looks so basic, and the solution appears (at first at least) to be quite straightforward, most people find it interesting to tinker with and come back to it over and over until they finally do solve it (or until you give them a little hint).
Solution: The correct solution requires placing all 8 Sticks into the Box with each Stick lying flat on the bottom of the Box. No Stick can be tilted up, not even a tiny bit. Then the Box Top will easily fit back on the Box with all 8 Sticks comfortably inside. Trust me, there is plenty of room in the Box for all 8 Sticks when they are arranged correctly.
Please Note: Although I have not provided the solution here, I will respond to personal "myminifactory"messages with questions about part sizes and/or printing accuracy. If you have trouble solving the puzzle once you have printed it, you can message me your email address, and I’ll send you the Solution Photo by return email. You may be surprised. . . Or, I can respond to your inquiry with a little ‘hint’ if you prefer. I will not use your email address for any other purpose, nor share it with anyone else. I promise.
Feel free to contact me with questions, comments, or suggestions.