Tony Fisher wrote:
I don't know the puzzle you are talking about but understand the underlying 3x3x3 within the 2x2x2 mechanism. I am surprised that it is coloured or are you saying you will colour it? If it is or has ever been coloured in a solved state then of course it can be solved again. Perhaps I misunderstand you though.
It's already colored. It was "solved" when I first got it. I did a few solves on it (thus proving in my mind how poor the Rubik's branded 2x2x2 I was previously using was... heh) then to my surprise, I attempted to solve this one's internal 3x3x3 edge parts, and realized that I either can't control or don't know how to control their location and placement. http://bleullama.tumblr.com/post/202437 ... ttwo-2x2x2
Here you can see an internal orange/blue "edge" underneath the blue/yellow pieces.
It appears to be as though it's a 3x3x3, but with a whole corner-ish bandaged. (the red/yellow/green corner, as well as its adjacent red/yellow, red/green and yellow/green edge pieces are bandaged.)
Actually, now that I think about it, the solution would be the same as solving either cube of a linked Void Cube chain. hrm.