Don’t bother reading the news this morning, it’s just full of pranks and awful jokes. A much better use of your time would be spending seven minutes watching Ben Tardif’s eight-foot tall marble maze mountain that features 25 different themed sections that connect to create one massive kinetic sculpture.
Some of us prefer to relax with activities that turn our brains to goo, while others like to kick back with a real challenge. That’s why puzzles exist, and other brain twisting nightmares like these impossibly complex mazes that took their creator over seven years to draw by hand.
It’s easier to dedicate yourself to solving a complex maze when in the back of your mind you know that should frustrations arise, you’ll be able to simply hurl it across the room for some instant stress relief. Shouldn’t all puzzles be as relaxing?
It’s almost impossible to grasp how much design and engineering would be required to build a space station the size of a moon. But it’s probably still easier than navigating a tiny metal ball through the twists, ramps, and other obstacles inside this Death Star Perplexus maze.
No toy has managed to unseat Lego from its building toy throne, but K’NEX probably came the closest. What it lacked in small, highly-detailed sets, it made up for with massive creations like the legendary Big Ball Factory that the company is now bringing out of retirement after 20 years.
If you’re one of those cruel friends who likes to gift new parents with baby toys that make a lot of noise, a drum set is nothing compared to this monstrous, and utterly deafening, 33-foot long marble maze dubbed the Marble Tsunami by its creator Jelle Bakker.
The Labyrinth Table is a design by Benjamin Nordsmark. Underneath a piece of glass is a maze with three figures that can be controlled handles on the bottom of the table.
How do you keep a table full of hungry kids distracted while dinner still has a few minutes to go in the oven? Easy, you ask Danish designer Benjamin Nordsmark to build you one of his wonderfully complex Labyrinth tables featuring six tiny figures trapped inside that can be steered through the maze using magnetic…
Hedge mazes, corn mazes, and the like may confound our senses when we’re inside trying to find our way out, but when viewed from above, some of them are particularly beautiful. Here are some of the loveliest mazes that you can lose yourself in.
You did it, you crazy-looking building, you! Dubai's 55-story, aptly-named "Maze Tower" just got the nod from the Guinness folks that it's officially the largest vertical maze in the world.
Smartwatch makers can boast about how their devices will boost our productivity, but eventually they'll all mostly be used for gaming when it's inappropriate to access our phones. But as Valbray's Oculus Minotaurus demonstrates, your watch doesn't need to be particularly smart to be entertaining.
If you've already tired of the hundreds of games on your smartphone, here's another way to kill time on your long morning commute—and possibly even finally beat your caffeine addiction. This double-walled insulated mug features a series of mazes on the outside that has you skillfully piloting a ball bearing through…
Every cat should be so lucky as Rufus, whose owner built him this incredible room-size climbing structure out of a whole bunch of storage boxes. Watch it materialize in the video above! [Neatorama]
As much as you'd like to, you can't spend every waking minute playing with your dog. So this Mazee ball will fill in as the perfect petsitter, challenging your dog to free a delicious treat by solving the simple maze inside.
This is the Cubed Maze³ by designer Phil Pauley. Ensconced within its clear laminated polymer walls are nine floors of dead ends, staircases, and psychological torment for those willing to broach its premises.
Neither aliens nor goblins had a hand in creating this "maize maze" near York, England—the farmer "Top Pearsy" (that's a name, yes) owned up and said he merely wanted to mark the ending of the Harry Potter moviethon.
This photo shows what Japanese artist Motoi Yamamoto created out of 2,200 pounds of salt over the course of five days. At first glance it seems like he didn't actually make anything, but look closer and you'll see something lovely.
Now, I've walked around this maze before so know how tough it is, but cheating using your cellphone's GPS? You may as well stay at home playing GTA or something.