Dioctipoid was made in Sussex by Designersaurus Rex and Moulding Innovations.
Paul Squires, director at Moulding Innovations, puts the puzzler in the same genre as the Rubik’s Cube. He explains: “Most people are aware of how the Rubik’s Cube works, manipulating segments by various twists and turns around any of three axes.
“The Dioctipoid design is a further development on this in that the segments form groups of fifteen and rotate around any of four axes. The user will therefore disorder and then re-order the device.”
Check out the video below to see it in action.
There are currently two versions available: level 1.0 and level 2.0. The level 1.0 has common white diamonds, making it easier than the level 2.0. Both have an RRP of £18.49 and there are plans to make alternate versions, should there be a demand for them.
In a testament to the Dioctipoid's difficulty, Squires confessed to ToyNews that he is yet to solve the 1.0 version of the puzzle.
Speaking about the making of the product, he said: “The Dioctipoid was conceived and patented a few years ago by one of the partners of Designersaurus Rex. There are now three of us and we all thought that it would be an amazing product to see on the market, and so made the decision to set up a manufacturing site to produce the Dioctipoid. Moulding Innovations was formed to exclusively manufacture and supply the Dioctipoid from a new factory in Sussex, UK – something we are very proud of.”