Product Idea

Pentonimo Puzzle

Pentomino is my favorite puzzle game. I want to build it in LEGO so that all people can build it, play it, and love it.

What is Pentomino?
A Pentomino is a polygon made of 5 unit squares in the plane. When rotations and reflections are not considered to be distinct shapes, there are 12 different pentominoes. The shapes are named as letters F, I, L, N, P, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z. Pentominoes were formally defined by American professor Solomon W. Golomb starting in 1953.

How to play?
The object of Pentomino puzzle is to fill a rectangular box with these 12 pentominoes. Cover it without overlap and without gaps. The box must have an area of 60 units, so the possible box sizes are 5×4×3, 6×5×2, 10×3×2, 6×10, 5×12, 4×15 and 3×20.

What's more?
These 12 pieces can also be manipulated into a multitude of other shapes including a chair, a stair, a wall, a butterfly, a camel, a swan and an elephant. Ability in completing Pentomino puzzles gives remarkably accurate insight into one's intelligence. The speed and accuracy at which one can complete a Pentomino puzzle correlates greatly with one's IQ.

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