Collecting and solving 3D puzzles became a big passion for me in the last years. If some of you are interested in trading items, please mail me.
happy puzzlin' everybody,
Hole Punch Cube
A single hole has been punched out of the center of each sticker.
The 1980 Ideal release. (Pictures of other Ideal releases are here too.)
Tiled Cube 48mm
This tiled cube stands 48mm high, including the thickness of the tiles (approximately 1mm each).
This 5cm white plastic cube has painted dots instead of stickers.
Fruit Boy 3x3x3
This appears to be an "assembly cube", like the ones sold by Mefferts.
A standard 3x3x3 with keyboard keys attached. It is available in different colours. A bandaged version also exists.
This Poker Cube has white base plastic.
CUBE (SHAPE PRESERVING)
CUBE (SHAPE CHANGING)
Taking the concept of the Rubik's cube and turning it 45 degrees.
A fairly accessible custom build based on the Pyraminx.
Meffert's build-up and truncation of a Skewb into an octahedron.
Meffert's six colour 1982 version. Roughly 31 mm along an edge.
The white 1981 Meffert version.
Arrange the ten pieces by breaking them into two groups and putting them back together again.
The standard Wonderful Puzzler version, packaged in a cardboard box.
A beautiful (but simple) puzzle closely related to the Dino Cube!
The corners on this 48mm cube have been trimmed to a triangular silver stickered surface.
Probably the most sought after of all Twisty Puzzles which went in mass production.
IQ 139 Puck
One of the numerous sticker/colour variations of the hockey puck puzzle.
Sliding-tile puzzle without gaps. Made in Hungary, originally.
The original version with twelve coloured rings.
A star-shaped build-up on the Dino Cube mechanism.
The technique of transforming an Octagonal Prism into a Fishers Cube applied to a standard cube
HEADS & OBJECTS
An attractive little puzzle, possibly related to the legendary Rubik's Cheeze.
This sliding tiles puzzle/calendar/coin bank has a total of 41 tiles arranged in seven columns and six rows.
A well-designed 3D movable space puzzle.
Slide the 26 cubes around to solve this puzzle in one of three ways.
Probably the most popular tile sliding puzzle ever.
A tile-sliding puzzle with the shape and design of a Pepsi can. The sliding is somewhat shifted.
This 3x6 Whip-It stands approximately 7cm tall.
Scramble the beads from tubes of different lengths, then try to restore them to their proper homes.
One of the more successful puzzles from the original cube craze.
Junior Ivory Tower
Custom modification. The French version is called the Babylon Tower. It was made by Ideal Loisirs in 1981, in Hungary. Comprises 6 columns of balls with four shades (instead of six) of each colour.
Group the three colours to solve this puzzle.
"Just put the numbers in order"... sounds a lot easier than it is!
Spin the top/bottom half to mix the satellites, then use the central plunger to flip one, two, three or four satellites over.
Rubik's Fifteen (aka: XV)
Rubik's 15 (XV) is 2 puzzles in one. Arrange the numbers in sequence 1 to 15. On the other side there is a magic square challenge.
Two overlapping wheels. Promotional version for The Museum Company.
SIAMESE & FUSED
Two 3x3x3's fused together to share a block of dimensions 2x2x2.
Rubik's Magic Picture Game. "What came first, the dinosaur or the egg?"
A great little puzzle that keep you busy for hours!
Spin the number ring, and twist the ends to flip seven of the thirteen numbers over.
Pyraminx modification (invented by Jürgen Brandt)