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 Post subject: Looking for Popplocks and/or a Danlock.
PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 1:41 pm 
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Hey guys,

I've recently decided I would like to add some of the more prestigious tricklocks to my collection. I own roughly 10 of the cheaper/readily available locks. I would like to add some Popplocks and/or a Danlock to the mix. I am also open to other non-generic/antique tricklocks of particular interest. I've recently contacted Wil Strijbos and Dan Feldman for more information.

I figured It couldn't hurt to try here as well.

Please PM if you are willing to sell, or have any useful information.
I am also open to suggestions of worthwhile generic tricklocks.
Thank you!

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 Post subject: Re: Looking for Popplocks and/or a Danlock.
PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 4:18 pm 
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Just a quick update:

Also looking for the not-as-rare nor quite-as-sought-after Ringschloss by Jean Claude Constantin.

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 Post subject: Re: Looking for Popplocks and/or a Danlock.
PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 10:05 pm 
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So over the past week I've acquired a full set of Popplocks, except for a T6. If anybody is selling a T6, or knows somebody selling a T6, please PM me!

Thank you!

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 Post subject: Popplock Collection, small review
PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2013 7:01 pm 
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Excuse my photography.

This collection was completed a few days after I found out the popplocks existed, pieced together from lock and puzzle collectors all over the world through much diligence and detective work, except for the T6, which took a couple more weeks to find.

Solve times:

T2 - ~15 minutes
T3 - 3 hours
T4 - 7.5 hours on/off
T5 - ~20 minutes
T6 - 9 hours on/off
T7 - ~20 seconds

I was really disappointed with the T2. The puzzle itself seemed very linear, so I opened it very quickly, despite hearing about the difficulty. The T3 threw me for a rather long loop, and I was quite surprised as I heard it was really easy. The T4 was actually the first lock I bought, and it took me a very long time. The T5 was cake and it's probably my favorite, but I think all the locks are pretty equally clever and satisfying. The T6 was REALLY tough. I figured out all the components necessary for the solve in about 5 minutes, and took a very long time on the final step. The T7 literally took 20 seconds out of the box, but the craftsmanship is so wonderful, that it is worth buying, plus you can't have an incomplete Popplock collection :D

Later this week, I think I'll be making a dedicated lock collection post, including all my tricklocks and unique padlocks.

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 Post subject: Re: Looking for Popplocks and/or a Danlock.
PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 2:32 am 
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An excellent collection! It's always great to see them all together.

Here's a picture from our most recent Midlands Puzzle Party that you might find interesting:

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It's very interesting to see your solving times. I've always loved the fact that even though the T6 is the smallest, cheapest and most unassuming of the Popplocks, it is by no means the simplest to solve.

You'll have to prepare yourself for the T8 next, as I believe it's not too far off now. And good luck in your hunt for a T1, although I warn you that the last time I heard whispers of one being available it was a case of only offers over 1000 Euros being considered. :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: Looking for Popplocks and/or a Danlock.
PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 6:16 pm 
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I have done the impossible and acquired a Popplock T1. Pictures and solve time to come in a few days.

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