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The Elevator Switch (The Puzzling Lift in the UK version) is a puzzle in Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box.

Puzzle

US Version

The circuit board for the elevator contains a puzzle. According to the instructions, you need to make the blue and red balls switch places in order to restore power to the elevator. Are you up to the task?

UK Version

The circuit board for the lift contains a puzzle. According to the instructions, you need to make the blue and red balls switch places in order to restore power to the lift. Are you up to the task?

Hints




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US Version

There are several ways you could go about solving this puzzle. One surefire technique is to work with the L-shaped blocks. You can free up some extra room by moving those blocks so that they fit together neatly with neighboring blocks.

UK Version

There are several ways you could go about solving this puzzle. One sure-fire technique is to work with those L-shaped blocks. You can free up some extra room by moving these blocks so that they fit together neatly with neighbouring blocks.

US Version

In order to get both of those balls to swap places, you first need to move one ball out of its hole and park it somewhere while you move the other one. To do so, clear out some space by gathering all those L-shaped blocks in either the left or right side of the box.

UK Version

In order to get both of those balls to swap places, you first need to move one ball out of its hole and park it somewhere while you move the other one. To do so, clear out some space by gathering all those L-shaped blocks on either the left or right side of the box.

US Version

If the method from Hint Two isn't working, here's another technique to try.

Create space by slotting L-shaped blocks together to create pairs. In order to do this, move the L-shaped blocks to the opposite edges of the box, then combine them.

UK Version

If the method from Hint 2 isn't working for you, here's another technique you can try. Create space by slotting L-shaped blocks to the opposite edges of the box before combining them.


Solution

Correct

Good job!

US Version

So how many moves did it take you to complete the task? If you're really good, you should be able to solve the puzzle in as few as 12 moves.

Oh...listen! Do you hear that! It sounds like the elevator's up and running again.

UK Version

So, how many moves did it take you to complete the task? If you did it in 12 moves, give yourself a pat on the back!

Oh... Listen! Do you hear that? It sounds like the lift is up and running again.

  • Initial Position
  • Move the right square up one
  • Move the upper blue block up and right
  • Move the lower blue block down and right
  • Move the lower green block right and up
  • Move the lower blue block far left
  • Move the lower green block down and right
  • Move the lower blue block far right
  • Move the left square down one
  • Move the upper green block right, down, and left
  • Move the blue orb up and left
  • Move the red orb into the red area
  • Move the blue orb into the blue orb

A big thanks to http://professorlayton2walkthrough.blogspot.com

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