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 Post subject: Lego Bandaged Cube (idea, not an actual product)
PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 10:48 am 
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Yes, another random idea without a tangible result. It seems I'm full of them.

So I was watching this video about a Lego Rubik's Cube. It's not a very exceptional Lego Cube - it is simply tiled with coloured 2x2 plates and the mechanism is just a normal Cube inside. Now, I have dabbled with Lego, so an idea struck me that seemed pretty obvious - find a correctly-proportioned cube, and tile it so that the Lego plates are the correct distance apart so that pieces can be bandaged by putting longer Lego plates on. This way, you can reduce this entire collection to just one cube and a bit of ingenuity. And, if the cube was made fully-buildable, it could also serve as an interesting centerpiece to a Lego mechanism/building!

Again, there's always the hazard that this has already been suggested/made, but it's a neat idea. Also, it means no more having to glue pieces together to make your own bandaging challenges! You can just snap on the bandages! :D

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 Post subject: Re: Lego Bandaged Cube (idea, not an actual product)
PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 12:35 pm 
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Interesting.

Plus, I bet simple cube extending mods could be made (maybe truncation with a differently proportioned cube as the base?)

I bet Lego could make a ton of money if they actually made such a product. "Custom Lego Rubik's Cube Kit" or something.

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 Post subject: Re: Lego Bandaged Cube (idea, not an actual product)
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Mindstormscreator wrote:
Interesting.

Plus, I bet simple cube extending mods could be made (maybe truncation with a differently proportioned cube as the base?)

I bet Lego could make a ton of money if they actually made such a product. "Custom Lego Rubik's Cube Kit" or something.

I always thought that Lego should sell "simple" puzzle kits (like the 1x2x3 cuboid). If they were made as a set, the product would probably look a lot better (because most fan-made Lego twisty puzzles are pieced together quite haphazardly).

If they started selling the Lego Bandage-It-Yourself Cube, they would probably have to tile the cube in a factory (to ensure the proper distances between the tiles). The Lego aspect could also work to make different, interesting colour schemes or sticker mods.

The extension idea would be neat, although making 72-degree angles (like on a Megaminx) is quite difficult with Lego, unless you made it really big.

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 Post subject: Re: Lego Bandaged Cube (idea, not an actual product)
PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 12:54 pm 
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Take a look here:

http://twistypuzzles.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=19378

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 Post subject: Re: Lego Bandaged Cube (idea, not an actual product)
PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 12:56 pm 
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wwwmwww wrote:

Cool!

I was almost sure someone would have made it already. It's neat to see.

I just hope that Lego mass-produces it![/hopelessdreaming]

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 Post subject: Re: Lego Bandaged Cube (idea, not an actual product)
PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 12:57 pm 
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A 2 second search with keywords "lego" and "bandage" revealed this result:

viewtopic.php?f=15&t=19378&hilit=lego+bandage

The search engine is very helpful, please try to use it before posting. :)

It's also good practice (and good etiquette) to try putting ideas into practice before posting them, unless of course you're asking people to help you solve a specific problem that your struggling with in developing the concept. Otherwise the forum could get flooded with ideas that will never be made, as people tend to be less interested in developing other people's ideas...

Just a suggestion. :wink:

EDIT: I see Carl got to the Search Engine just before me. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Lego Bandaged Cube (idea, not an actual product)
PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 1:00 pm 
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Kelvin Stott wrote:
A 2 second search with keywords "lego" and "bandaged" revealed this result:

viewtopic.php?f=15&t=19378&hilit=lego+bandage

The search engine is very helpful, please try to use it before posting. :)

It's also good practice (and good etiquette) to try putting ideas into practice before posting them, unless of course you're asking people to help you solve a specific problem that your struggling with in developing the concept. Otherwise the forum could get flooded with ideas that will never be made, as people tend to be less interested in developing other people's ideas...

Just a suggestion. :wink:

EDIT: I see Carl got to the Search Engine before me. :lol:

Thank you :)

And thank you even more for not posting a lmgtfy link in a sarcastic post :D

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 Post subject: Re: Lego Bandaged Cube (idea, not an actual product)
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GoombaGeek wrote:
Thank you :)

And thank you even more for not posting a lmgtfy link in a sarcastic post :D
No problem, but just to clarify, I'm talking about the TP search engine (see "Search" link at the top of this forum), not Google. :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Lego Bandaged Cube (idea, not an actual product)
PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 2:27 pm 
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Here are a few other closely related cubes:

From 2010: (I don't think this one can be bandaged like the others.)
http://twistypuzzles.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=19213

From 2009:
http://twistypuzzles.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=14638

From 2008:
http://twistypuzzles.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=10518

I guess its about time for the 2011 version...

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 Post subject: Re: Lego Bandaged Cube (idea, not an actual product)
PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2011 3:12 am 
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GoombaGeek wrote:
And thank you even more for not posting a lmgtfy link in a sarcastic post :D
I had to Google lmgtfy to see what it meant (see here) :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Lego Bandaged Cube (idea, not an actual product)
PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 11:24 am 
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Thank you Carl for relinking to version.
I want to add: That specific one is now property of Frank Tiex. I made a new one with more fitting colors.

BTW: You all know Why I could not answer earlier.


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 Post subject: Re: Lego Bandaged Cube (idea, not an actual product)
PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 9:17 pm 
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I've done one of these. I might post pictures when I can get back to my collection.

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 Post subject: Re: Lego Bandaged Cube (idea, not an actual product)
PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 4:12 am 
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I did it !

with a 4x4x4 Rubik's cube (6,4 cm) and 2x2 plate tiles from http://shop.lego.com.
I can bandage it with 2x4 or 4x4 tiles.

It just doen't turn very well. I think I'll have to sand corners of each tile.

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Sure I'll build one with a 3x3x3 cube (4,8 cm).


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 Post subject: Re: Lego Bandaged Cube (idea, not an actual product)
PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 11:46 am 
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This is one of the rare occasions where I have to ask for a video.
Do this plates slide smoothly along each other?


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 Post subject: Re: Lego Bandaged Cube (idea, not an actual product)
PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 12:02 pm 
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Andreas Nortmann wrote:
This is one of the rare occasions where I have to ask for a video.
Do this plates slide smoothly along each other?


No, as I said, it doesn't turn very well.
Right angles are too sharp.
I'm sanding corners of plates (between 300 and 400).
Then, I think it should turn better.
Video will follow. Maybe saturday or sunday, I'm not on holidays this week.


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 Post subject: Re: Lego Bandaged Cube (idea, not an actual product)
PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2011 5:46 am 
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here is the video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0EFnik-W28

at the end, you could see 2x4 and 4x4 tiles for bandaged versions.
Other videos, with bandaged cubes, will follow.


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 Post subject: Re: Lego Bandaged Cube (idea, not an actual product)
PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 12:32 pm 
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2 other videos :

4x4x4 bandaged as 2x4x4 - How to swap 2 corners


4x4x4 bandaged - From Wall cube to Burr cube in only 25 moves.


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 Post subject: Re: Lego Bandaged Cube (idea, not an actual product)
PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2011 1:36 pm 
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As promised, I built it on a small QJ 3x3x3 (4.8 cm).

With Andreas Nortmann's permission, here are somes pics and a video.

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Bandaged versions :

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video

As you can see, it turns very, very well.

Now, I'll try to solve all of them :
http://twistypuzzles.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=21654&start=0&hilit=3x3x3+bandaged


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 Post subject: Re: Lego Bandaged Cube (idea, not an actual product)
PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2011 11:04 am 
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WilliamF wrote:
At least two of them can't be simulated with a lego 3x3x3.

Besides that: Well done.


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 Post subject: Re: Lego Bandaged Cube (idea, not an actual product)
PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 10:51 pm 
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How about my Bandage-able cube?

viewtopic.php?f=15&t=14638

I made it with not Lego Blocks but Nano Blocks.

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 Post subject: Re: Lego Bandaged Cube (idea, not an actual product)
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That's what I thought so.

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I stick some lego pieces to a cube recently. But this is not my original idea. :D


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 Post subject: Re: Lego Bandaged Cube (idea, not an actual product)
PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 11:11 am 
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@otisheng:
Why did you use black plates? Why not white on the black body?


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 Post subject: Re: Lego Bandaged Cube (idea, not an actual product)
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Haha...It's actually a mistake. The lego pieces are bought by a friend of mine. When he gave me I didn't take a deep look at the colour. A period of time later I bought a black cube, just because I like black color cube. And when I started to stick the pieces........tragedy happen :D But I decide to go one coz don't have too much time that day.

The other reason is......This is the first mod in my life~Not experienced enough :D


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