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The Da Vinci Code Quest on Google - Cryptex Day

Yeah! I got a cryptex in the mail today! No email yet from google or sony. The code to the cryptex was printed on the box and was "grail". Inside was a note saying

Congratulations, you have proven worth of the Da Vinci Code Quest on Google, visit www.Google.com/DaVinciCode to see if your journey continues.

Upon visiting the link in the note the page says the final challenge has not yet begun, I guess we'll all find out sooner or later when that happens.

The cryptex itself is not as the ones in the book. There is no vinegar and you can pull and twist and throw it without having to worry about the secret message being destroyed. Also the total amount of possible combinations is not 265 ~ 12 millions, but 262 = 676 since only two teeth are present instead of five. See the encircled area in the image below.

...nevertheless, still pretty cool.

It's possible to change the password. Simply unscrew the two small screws on the side of the opening and take the top part out. The dials are movable on the ring. See images below.

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Re: The Da Vinci Code Quest on Google - Cryptex Day

While you had that bad boy apart, did you notice that the opposite end is hollow, unlike the "key" end? I'm sure I'm thinking more about this than I should, but it looks to me like the cap of the other end would come off too. Is it a puzzle or for ease in manufacturing?

Re: The Da Vinci Code Quest on Google - Cryptex Day

how do u expect people to figure it out u start them off and then leave them hangin i mean thanks for the website but what do we do now?

Re: The Da Vinci Code Quest on Google - Cryptex Day

Hi, I got my Cryptex as part of the "Da Vinci Code" DVD GIFT Box Special Edition Set, that in addition to 3 DVDs, it contains 2 booklets, a Senitype, and a CRYPTEX. It is a limited edition numbered box (my is #5696 of 6666). After discovering how to open it (it taken about 10 minutes) I realize that I could not partecipate to the online game, since it was already expired). However looking at your pictures, I noticed that mine is DIFFERENT. It has full 5 teeth for a total of 12 million combination. Very strange.... where did you got yours ?

Re: The Da Vinci Code Quest on Google - Cryptex Day

Got it as part of participating in the Google Da Vinci Code Quest raging last summer.

Re: The Da Vinci Code Quest on Google - Cryptex Day

can you tell me the combination to the cryptex i just cant figure it out please help!!!!!

Re: The Da Vinci Code Quest on Google - Cryptex Day

The default password for mine was "APPLE". Should say on the box if you got one. best

Re: The Da Vinci Code Quest on Google - Cryptex Day

i haven't got mine yet but i hope mine works so that i could keep things personal

Re: The Da Vinci Code Quest on Google - Cryptex Day

Can you send me some photo's about Da Vinci Code?I want make Da Vinci Code myself.Thanks

Re: The Da Vinci Code Quest on Google - Cryptex Day

The total possible outcomes is actually 308,915,776

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