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 Post subject: 4x5x6 New type of cuboid.
PostPosted: Sat Nov 16, 2013 3:46 pm 
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Hello cubers.
As I was trying to find a way to mod a 6x6x6 into a 4x5x6, I came up with the idea of gluing the center pieces of one direction together. I thought that the produced puzzle would be a 4x5x6 cuboid. But as I was making it , I found out that the produced puzzle was rather unique. The interesting thing about it, is that it can shape shift in every direction but not all layers are allowed to do so because of the glued center pieces. Of course this idea can be generalized in order to produce other dimensions of cuboids as shown in the picture below:
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After a "controlled" scramble I did (don't want to scramble it yet) I found that the puzzle turns into a 3x3x3 and not into a 4x4x4, which I think is very interesting.
Anyway here are some pictures of the puzzle and also you can view video of it here:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRc-uQQ7SmU.
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All the searches I did across the internet didn't return a puzzle like that, but of course I could be wrong. So if someone has already made this kind of puzzle, I apologize in advance. Also I would like your recommendations for the name of the puzzle.
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 Post subject: Re: 4x5x6 New type of cuboid.
PostPosted: Sat Nov 16, 2013 4:14 pm 
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This should be called the soft brick. Why? Well, first of all it is a brick cuboid. Second, it is pillowed, and pillows are soft. Third, it is an oxymoron name, and I like oxymorons. :D

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 Post subject: Re: 4x5x6 New type of cuboid.
PostPosted: Sat Nov 16, 2013 8:02 pm 
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So it's a bandaged cuboid. A bandaged 664. A lot of them are constructed with bandaging, but this is bandaging in the centre of the puzzle. Interesting.

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 Post subject: Re: 4x5x6 New type of cuboid.
PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 3:26 pm 
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Hello again.
I finally solved it, it took me a while but it was really fun to do.
Basically it solves like the "ultimate shape shifters" like the 3x5x7 but because of the pillowed shape and the bandaged centers you have to deal it like a super cube, which makes it even more challenging.
Anyway I enjoy it a lot.

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