I’ll be the first to admit that guns make me nervous. I am not a fan. But this cubic sculpture dismantles into 135 pieces, which in another configuration create a working .45 caliber muzzle-loading pistol—that’s pretty awesome. To be clear, not every part of the puzzle is a component of the finished gun assembly. However, contained within the cube are custom tools to assemble the piece, bullets, standard and laser sights, black powder pellets and a storage compartment.
Dubbed the Intimidator, the cube-turned-weapon was created by artist GarE Maxton, a process that took over a year to complete. The puzzle cube (which throws a bit of an AllSpark vibe) comprises six different metals and opens with a magnetic key, which then allows the parts to be separated and reassembled. The video below shows the process.
And, in finished form: