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 Post subject: Two brand new interlocking cube puzzles
PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2011 5:13 pm 
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Inspired by the brilliant work of Tom Jolly and Jos Bergmans, I have now designed and published two brand new interlocking cube puzzles of my own.
Both are rated difficult and include multiple rotations.

Click on the names to view the items in the microcubology shop on Shapeways site.

Angle-C

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This 4x4x4 interlocking cube puzzle was designed when I was on holiday on the beautiful island of Anglesey in Wales.
The colours I have used for the puzzle reflect the sun, sea and sand from the beaches there.
The puzzle consists of six different pieces, two of which are rather angular C-shaped pieces, which led me to give this puzzle its rather cryptic name.
This is a very tricky puzzle and the first step is work out how to link the two Cs and get them in the right position to solve the rest of the cube.

Roll Up! Roll Up!

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Start with the closed loop and try inserting the H-shaped crossbar into it. Not as easy as you might think, but there is a clue in the name.
Make sure you get it the right way round and then the other four pieces should fit in to make a 4x4x4 cube.
Watch out for a couple of sneaky rotations too.
Using the name of the puzzle as inspiration, and the obvious link to a circus, I coloured alternating pieces red and yellow in the order that the cube is assembled and disassembled.
This is my newest and most difficult design and probably the one I am most proud of. Jos Bergman's called it "Very, very good, a total delight." I was chuffed!

Shapeways can supply the plain white version 3D printed to order in tough nylon.
I can provide the dyed versions for a small additional cost.
I also sell some of my dyed and pre-built cubes in my Etsy shop.


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 Post subject: Re: Two brand new interlocking cube puzzles
PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 6:33 pm 
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I currently have two copies of Angle-C and one copy of Roll Up! Roll Up! for sale in my Etsy shop .


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