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A formerly custom now mass produced 2x2x3 cuboid, commonly known as the "Slim Tower"
- Inventor: Unknown
- Mechanism: 2x2x3
- Patents: Unknown
- Producer: Gentosha
- Year: 2001
- Original Price: $0.00 USD
- Current Price: $77.1 USD
The "slim tower" puzzle is a true 2x2x3 puzzle (not just an extended 2x2x2). The mechanism is based on a 3x3x3 kernel. The pictured puzzle was created using a standard sized cubies and a keychain kernel.
The images #2-#4 steem from the sample presented by Jin H Kim in 2003 although there is evidence in the forum that it was built at least once before january 2002. This sets a limit for the year of presentation. It is unknown who built the first sample.
The first samples were made from 3x3x3's. Today there is a mass produced version available.
Rubik's Puzzle Building
Ton Dennenbroek has created a great set of tutorials on puzzle building, inlcuding one for this puzzle.
Build Your Own
Instructions on constructing a 3x3x2 or a 3x2x2 cuboid around a 3x3x3 kernel can be found here.
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