I bet that we have all done it - wrapped up a gift so well that it takes the receiver ages to strip off all the sticky tape and layers of wrapping paper. Why? To build up the anticipation and excitement of course! This thing, the gift or secret compartment box maze does exactly the same thing but without all the waste! It is also reusable and makes a fascinating object for the executive desk.

The box consists of two parts - the bottom has a maze pattern on the inside which three 'nubs' on the top have to traverse before it can be fitted or removed. Like any puzzle, how long it takes and how much turning and twisting is needed to remove the top and reveal the contents of the box depends on the individual and to be honest, luck plays a big part.  However, I reckon that I can get the top off after about a minute or so, (sometimes two) - long enough to make the exercise intriguing and to let the excitement build but not too long - we hope!

 Outside dimensions of the closed box are approximately 60mm diameter and 62mm tall, the inside - for the gift or secret 'stash' is approximately 43mm in diameter and 52mm deep. 

The box in the photograph was printed using glacial blue filament from Faberdashery.