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A bandaged 4x4x4 variation that tries to simulate a 2x4x4, but turns out to be a much more complex puzzle.
- Inventor: Unknown
- Mechanism: 4x4x4
- Patents: Unknown
- Producer: Cubetwist
- Year: 2002
- Original Price: $18.00 USD
- Current Price: No Data
It turns out there is an additional unanticipated layer of complexity in the solution. Each of the 8 2x2x2 cubelet corners can be scrambled into a constrained "non-laminar" arrangement and each of these have to be solved before the cube is solved as a whole. These "non-laminar" arrangements distinguish this cube from the ordinary 2x4x4 cube.
Edge length: 66 mm
Weight: 192 grams
Dodd Severn built the first known sample of this variant but was not the first one.
For a long time the only way to get one of these variants was to built one by hand. However in 2011 mass production of this variant was started. These variants are quite easy to build. All which has to be done is to take a 4x4x4 and glue the appropriate tiles on them. Nothing more has been done here. See image 3-4.
The year given here is a safe bound. In that year this variant was already entered to the predecessors of the museum.
Thank you to the following people for their assistance in helping collect the information on this page: Dodd, Preon.
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