The Professor Pyraminx is made from a high quality black ABS plastic body. The idea of this puzzle is to scramble all 4 faces and then return is so that each side only has one color on it. This puzzle is extra challenging because not only is it made 5 layers deep, but each edge consists of 9 pieces side by side. The Professor Pyraminx was designed by Timur Evbatyrov who was born in Russia, and now lives in Germany developing fiber lasers. His interest in designing puzzles started in 2010 and he has now designed over 20 rotational puzzles. The Professor Pyraminx is manufactured by Meffert’s Rotational Puzzles and came out on the 40th anniversary year of when Uwe Meffert first designed the original Pyraminx. Uwe Meffert, born in Wernigerode, Germany, not only manufactures the puzzles, but has designed many of his own puzzles as well.