This Is a Gun

This cube may look like hell's version of Jenga, but it's actually an elaborate, 125-piece puzzle. The solution? A single-shot 45-caliber muzzle-loading pistol called the Intimidator. No, seriously. See for yourself.

The Intimidator puzzle, by machinist GarE Maxton, comprises six different kinds of metal: aluminum, brass, bronze, copper, magnesium, and steel. When disassembled, it's an impressive array of pieces:

This Is a Gun


Not all of those go into the weapon itself, of course. Because the Intimidator's way more than just a gun:

"[It's] a customized set of tools, all necessary hardware, 45 caliber bullets, a standard sight, a laser sight, a canister containing black powder pellets, a secure storage area for 209 shotgun primers, a spent primer removal tool and a ramrod for loading the bullets."

And if you're having a hard time visualizing all of that stuff amidst those parts, here's the finished product for you:

This Is a Gun

That's right: not just a gun. A golden gun. Which is fair; after all that hard assembly work you deserve something pretty. [GarE Maxton via LikeCool]