Special things deserve to be kept in a special place. For a box as lovely as your favorite jewelry, choose this Amber Box from UGears. You’ll have hours of fun constructing the box, which is both a puzzle and a safe with hidden compartments for your valuables. It features five natural amber stones on the lid and a delicate floral pattern carved into the wood panels. Give this unique box a place of pride on your dresser or make it a centerpiece in another room, where it is sure to serve as a conversation starter.
This intermediate-level piece is a mechanical puzzle with moving parts; it is inspired by steampunk fantasy that shows gears working in plain view while also providing structure for the box. Opening the lid activates its three main blocks. Moving the mirrored boxes on each side brings the upper compartments into view. Shifting the third mechanical block releases a drawer at the middle of the bottom, offering access to six compartments. There’s more to discover here, however; pressing a hidden button in the back of the piece reveals two additional compartments where you can keep your most valuable possessions hidden.
With eight compartments, the Amber Box can help keep your jewelry neatly sorted, so you’ll have no trouble finding the right earrings, rings or bracelets when dressing for the day. It stands on its own or can be a companion piece to the smaller Treasure Box. The lid also features a locking latch, giving the contents extra security.
Everything you need to assemble the Amber Box comes in the kit. Putting it together is part of the excitement whether you plan give it as a gift or keep it for yourself. You can feel the quality in the wood panels, which are constructed of plywood from sustainable sources. No glue or extra tools are required; with an eye toward being eco-friendly, each piece is designed and precision-cut to provide a tight fit. The amber stones atop the lid are cleverly fastened, also with no need for glue.
The Amber Box is not hard to put together and makes a fun project that can be finished in one evening, making it perfect for family game night. Included with each UGears project is a detailed instruction manual that leads you step-by-step through its assembly. Check your progress against helpful illustrations that guide you in its construction. Instructions are provided in 11 languages.
Closed Model Size: 6.9 x 5.5 x 3.9 in
Open Model Size: 11.0 x 8.7 x 7.9 in.
Package size: 14.6 x 6.7 x 1.3 in
Number of parts: 189
Assembly Time: 4 hours
Recommended Age: 14+
Kit weight: 1.68 lbs