Updated January 22, 2019 by Gregg Parker

The 10 Best Mechanical Puzzles

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We spent 26 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top choices for this wiki. The trouble with most models and brain teasers is that once you've completed them, they just sort of sit there. These mechanical puzzles will not only be a challenging task for you and the kids to finish, but also provide lasting fun through their moving gears and wheels. You can proudly put your work on display so guests will wonder how you managed to construct such an intricate contraption. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best mechanical puzzle on Amazon.

10. Mize Whirligigs

9. Wood Trick Hand

8. Rokr Pendulum Clock

7. Ugears Treasure Box

6. Robotime Air Vehicle

5. Ugears Theater

4. Robotime STEM

3. Ugears Bike

2. Robotime Locomotive

1. Ukrainian Bridge

Editor's Notes

January 19, 2019:

Enthusiasts who take to this type of puzzle will likely want to try all of them, so the difference here, beyond the level of quality in the components, has to do with difficulty level and how much they can be played with after they're constructed. While simpler versions are nice for beginners, they don't do much, so they won't be that enjoyable to have on your desk or for the kids to play with. The more complex of these can take days to finish, and once they're done, they hold up even after hours of little ones racing them around.


Gregg Parker
Last updated on January 22, 2019 by Gregg Parker

Gregg Parker is a writer and puppy enthusiast who divides his time between Los Angeles and the rest of the world. A graduate of the University of Southern California, his eclectic career has involved positions in education, health care, entertainment, nonprofit fundraising, technology, and literature. A points and miles expert, he's well-versed in all topics related to travel, including luggage and travel accessories. Other areas of expertise include pet care products, teaching resources, kitchen appliances, and anything related to coffee or barbecue.


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