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 Post subject: Cubes from the Frozen Tundra
PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 10:05 pm 
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I decided to buy cubes for my grandchildren. I was unable to find one for my 10-year old granddaughter. So I asked her what I should make. She said, "A presidential cube". So here is my first self-made cube. I used official portraits of all the presidents (public domain), with the exception of Obama. (You must be out of office before your portrait is unveiled.) For him I used his official photograph (also public domain). I added several public domain images to complete the cube.


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File comment: Washington to JQ Adams
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File comment: Jackson to Pierce
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File comment: Buchanan to Cleveland
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File comment: Harrison to Coolidge
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File comment: Hoover to Ford
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File comment: Carter to Obama
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 Post subject: Re: Cubes from the Frozen Tundra
PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 10:20 pm 
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Wow! This is cool. So the cube is solved when all of the presidents are in order, right? Because that's what it looks like to me.

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 Post subject: Re: Cubes from the Frozen Tundra
PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 10:23 pm 
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Very nice! How did you make the stickers?


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 Post subject: Re: Cubes from the Frozen Tundra
PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 10:24 pm 
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BelcherBoy2000 wrote:
Wow! This is cool. So the cube is solved when all of the presidents are in order, right? Because that's what it looks like to me.


Yes, it is solved when all the presidents are in order AND the center cubes are in the proper orientation!


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 Post subject: Re: Cubes from the Frozen Tundra
PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 1:18 am 
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rplass wrote:
Very nice! How did you make the stickers?

I'm not sure how involved you want my answer to be. The best way I can answer is to show exactly what I did. It may be more than you wanted to know, but I hope you (and others) find the information useful.

I purchased the blank cubes (already made) and the printable stickers from rubiks.com. (They also sell blank cubes, with printable stickers included, which are a few dollars cheaper. Or you can purchase the printable stickers alone from them.) The website has directions and a template for the stickers, which are free downloads.

I used 54 separate images for this cube. I have made others cubes that use only 6 images.

I'll try to save you a few missteps, if you decide to use Rubiks.com stickers!

1. Purchase more stickers than you need for the cubes you plan to make. This covers misprints and mistakes. For each Rubiks.com blank cubes with stickers, they include enough stickers for 4 cubes. (Two sheets, two cubes each.) That's a good idea. I usually use the top 6 large squares (one cube) for my actual print, then the bottom 6 large squares (second cube) for mistakes, reprints, etc. Each large square is 9 individual stickers, or 54 stickers per cube.
2. Rubiks.com includes a Rubiks trademark image on one individual square for each face of the cube. They are required to print this trademark, but you are not required to include it. I replaced each one with a blank individual square from the bottom 6 large squares.
3. The Rubiks.com stickers and template are in A4 page format. (This is European page format.) You must set your word processor and printer to that page format for the stickers to print correctly. If you plan to do a lot of your own cubes, consider buying a pack of A4 paper to test your prints before using your stickers. (You can purchase it online.)
4. I took each presidential portrait, trimmed it as necessary, resized it, and placed it in the proper place on the template. I tried to have each picture slightly larger than the square, but not overlapping the next picture.
5. I grouped all 54 pictures together in the template, copied them, and then pasted them to a blank (A4) paper. I printed that paper onto my printable stickers. (If you instead print from the template, it may include the template lines along with the photos. This may vary depending on your printer settings and your word processor. I suggest a test print before using your stickers.)
6. I placed each sticker in its proper place on the cube, then added laminate (included with the stickers) to each sticker.

Let me know if you have other questions.


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 Post subject: Re: Cubes from the Frozen Tundra
PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 6:48 am 
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You lost me at "I purchased the blank cubes from rubiks.com."

No, just kidding!

Thanks for the detailed response. I love this President cube. I'm into US Presidential history as a very amateur hobby and it's nice for kids out there to know what Polk, Tyler and Hayes look like!


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 Post subject: Re: Cubes from the Frozen Tundra
PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 1:15 pm 
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Very cool idea! While on the subject of U.S. centric cubes, I may consider doing a 50 states cube. I suppose Alaska and Hawaii could be two of the centers along some other images.

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 Post subject: Re: Cubes from the Frozen Tundra
PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 1:59 pm 
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darryl wrote:
Very cool idea! While on the subject of U.S. centric cubes, I may consider doing a 50 states cube. I suppose Alaska and Hawaii could be two of the centers along some other images.

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Good idea! Maybe I'll "steal" it!

You might consider putting the states in the order they became states, with the original colonies in the order of their ratification of the Constitution.


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 Post subject: Re: Cubes from the Frozen Tundra
PostPosted: Tue Feb 04, 2014 1:18 am 
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Our cat Riley rarely climbs on the table. But when he sees my camera, he wants to pose. So while I was photographing my Presidential Cube, he checked it out. But then he decided the birds outside the patio were more interesting!


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 Post subject: Re: Cubes from the Frozen Tundra
PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 1:41 am 
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I previously displayed my first self-made cube, a Presidential Cube, which I gave to my 10-year old granddaughter. I also created an additional cube for her. She had studied the First Ladies in Fourth Grade, and received letters from several living First Ladies. So I surprised her with a First Ladies Cube, my second self-made cube. There are 54 First Ladies, so a portrait for each square!


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File comment: Hannah Van Buren to Abigail Fillmore
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File comment: Jane Pierce to Mary Arthur McElroy
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File comment: Rose Cleveland to Ellen Wilson
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File comment: Margaret Wilson to Jacqueline Kennedy
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File comment: Claudia (Lady Bird) Johnson to Michelle Obama
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File comment: Front, Top & Left of Cube
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File comment: Top, Right & Back of Cube
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 Post subject: Re: Cubes from the Frozen Tundra
PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 12:29 am 
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I don't want to imagine solving this without deep knowledge.


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 Post subject: Re: Cubes from the Frozen Tundra
PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 3:04 am 
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Andreas Nortmann wrote:
I don't want to imagine solving this without deep knowledge.

Besides the 6 faces, I always take photos of the 8 corner cubes, showing the 3 adjoining sides. (2 corner cube photos are shown above.) That helps if the cube gets scrambled.

After my granddaughter scrambled hers, I was able to solve it. But I reminded her that the cube is a Display Cube, not a Scramble Cube!


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 Post subject: Re: Cubes from the Frozen Tundra
PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 10:08 pm 
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My next 2 self-made cubes involve the intersection of Mathematics & Art. The pictures for these cubes were obtained from the intriguing website: http://bugman123.com and his mathematical art page: http://bugman123.com/Math/index.html. (These images are copyrighted by bugman123, and I am grateful for his permission to use them.)

The first cube is from the mathematical art page section: Geodesic Sphere Knots. It includes 3 B&W and 3 color faces: Weave, Rings & Braid.


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File comment: Color Weave
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File comment: Color Rings
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File comment: Color Braid
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File comment: B&W Weave, Rings & Braid
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File comment: Color Weave, Rings & Braid
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 Post subject: Re: Cubes from the Frozen Tundra
PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 10:17 pm 
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The second cube (also from bugman123.com mathematical art page section-http://bugman123.com/Math/index.html) involves Siefert Surfaces. Although a Siefert Surface definition is provided, and multiple links listed for those seeking further information, I must limit my understanding to merely an appreciation of their beauty.


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 Post subject: Re: Cubes from the Frozen Tundra
PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 11:32 pm 
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Those are some of the coolest stickers that I've seen! :D
I love mathematical art.

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 Post subject: Re: Cubes from the Frozen Tundra
PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2014 12:10 am 
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E-Cubes Designer X wrote:
Those are some of the coolest stickers that I've seen! :D
I love mathematical art.

Thanks for your kind words. I've passed your comments on to bugman123, who is the originator of these mathematical art images. His website (http://bugman123.com) is loaded with an eclectic mix of these images.


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 Post subject: Re: Cubes from the Frozen Tundra
PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2014 3:28 am 
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Wow.. looking great!

Next: fractals ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Cubes from the Frozen Tundra
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Kattenvriendin wrote:
Wow.. looking great!

Next: fractals ;)

I appreciate your comments.

About fractals, I might consider them, but I imagine they're quite complex!


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 Post subject: Re: Cubes from the Frozen Tundra
PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2014 4:26 am 
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Complex is what makes it loads of fun! :)

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 Post subject: Re: Cubes from the Frozen Tundra
PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 4:05 am 
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The next 2 cubes (which I purchased) celebrate the achievements of the United Launch Alliance (ULA), a joint venture between Lockheed Martin and Boeing. ULA combines 2 rocket families, the Atlas and the Delta, which for the last half century has been the bedrock of America's space program. Missions include weather, telecommunications, national security, and space exploration satellites.

The first cube shows the launch of 2 Atlas V and 2 Delta IV rockets.


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File comment: Atlas V (SBIRS GEO 1): Cape Canaveral, FL, May 7, 2011
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 4:14 am 
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The second ULA cube repeats 4 of the previous ULA cube's rockets (2 Atlas V and 2 Delta IV); plus a 5th rocket, a Delta II. But these rockets come with a twist: an intriguing feature of each rocket is included in background text and imagery.


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File comment: Atlas V (SBIRS GEO 1): Cape Canaveral, FL, May 7, 2011
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File comment: Delta IV Heavy (NROL-15): Cape Canaveral, FL, June 29, 2012
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File comment: Delta IV (NROL-25): Vandenberg AFB, CA, April 3, 2012
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File comment: Atlas V (MUOS-2): Cape Canaveral, FL, July 19, 2013
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File comment: Delta II (GRAIL): Cape Canaveral, FL, September 10, 2011
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File comment: ULA Rubik's
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 Post subject: Re: Cubes from the Frozen Tundra
PostPosted: Sun Feb 16, 2014 4:32 am 
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I purchased this cube on ebay. It commemorates the horrific attack on the World Trade Center on 9/11/2001. I have found no other information about the cube; I do not know who made it or when, or how many exist. The cube measures 2 3/4 inches (7cm), and the images are imprinted directly onto the plastic.


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File comment: Firemen Raising the Flag
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File comment: Stunned & Exhausted Fireman
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File comment: Flag, Eagle and Statue of Liberty
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File comment: 9/11 Collage
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File comment: Twin Towers Photomosaic. The pictures of the victims are incorporated into this image, which is taken from a poster displayed at the Library of Congress.
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File comment: Close Up of Twin Towers Photomosaic
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 Post subject: Re: Cubes from the Frozen Tundra
PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2014 12:48 am 
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This USS Dwight D. Eisenhower cube (purchased on ebay), is the same type (images imprinted directly onto the plastic) & size (2 3/4 inches / 7cm), as the previous 9/11 cube. It includes 6 photos of the nuclear powered aircraft carrier that was launched in 1975, and is still in service today. As with the 9/11 cube, I have found no other information about this cube; I do not know who made it or when, or how many exist.


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 Post subject: Re: Cubes from the Frozen Tundra
PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2014 1:23 am 
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I purchased this O2 cube on ebay a decade ago, thinking it was a "science" cube. I was surprised to discover it was a promo cube for a British telecommunications company. This was my first picture cube, and I promptly scrambled it. I then learned the difference between a regular (one-color-per-face) cube, and a picture cube. I put the cube aside until last year, when I found an Internet solution that rotated the center squares without disturbing the remainder of the cube. Since this purchase I have collected a few interesting picture cubes (and made a few myself), but I have always enjoyed the beauty of this my first picture cube.


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File comment: O2 Squares
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File comment: O2 Triangles
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My daughter-in-law gave me this keychain cube for Christmas. (So I gave her a 6-color mirror cube!)


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This OKITOKI cube is from Thailand. On two sides of the cube is the message: Have a nice day. Let's laugh loud together.


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Valentines Day is past, but it's never a bad time for a Valentine Cube. This simple cube was purchased on eBay.


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 Post subject: Re: Cubes from the Frozen Tundra
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This second Valentines Day Cube, the Pink Hearts Void Empty Cube, was also purchased on eBay.


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 Post subject: Re: Cubes from the Frozen Tundra
PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 12:19 am 
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The first Valentines Cube must be this:
http://twistypuzzles.com/cgi-bin/puzzle.cgi?pkey=4177
I will use your images to extend the entry.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 2:29 am 
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This Ivory Maze Closed Path Cube uses stickers of only two types to create loops around the cube. There is a large blue stripe with two small white corners, or a large white stripe with two blue corners.


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File comment: Ivory Maze Closed Path Cube
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 Post subject: Re: Cubes from the Frozen Tundra
PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 3:07 am 
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The AME Baltimore 2010 Cube is from a conference sponsored by the Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME), with the overall theme: Excellence Inside. I did not attend the conference, nor am I in manufacturing, but I found this cube (and the AME website) to be fascinating and thought provoking.

The registration website for this conference (http://www.ameconference.org/2010-baltimore/) includes a rotating Rubik's Cube, where one can click on 24 squares to see the various Attributes of Excellence. (Note: registrations are obviously closed.)


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 Post subject: Re: Cubes from the Frozen Tundra
PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 4:56 pm 
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Looks like an E-Cube! :lol:

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I hope you have a miserable day
I hope everyone is a pain
I hope it rains on your parade
I hope you have a lousy day today

Just Kidding! Have a great day!

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 Post subject: Re: Cubes from the Frozen Tundra
PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2014 1:51 pm 
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E-Cubes Designer X wrote:
Looks like an E-Cube! :lol:

I sure walked into that one!


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 Post subject: Re: Cubes from the Frozen Tundra
PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 2:53 am 
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I work in a medical laboratory, and often interact with the American Red Cross for various blood products. I purchased this American Red Cross Cube on eBay; three sides feature their three main blood products: Red Cells, Plasma and Platelets. I have no other information on the cube, although a co-worker suggested it might have been used as a convention promotion.


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 Post subject: Re: Cubes from the Frozen Tundra
PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 3:00 am 
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When my daughter-in-law gave me a keychain cube for Christmas (shown on a previous post), I gave her this 6-color mirror cube! (I also gave myself one!)


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 Post subject: Re: Cubes from the Frozen Tundra
PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 8:11 pm 
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When I purchased this Sterling Software Liquid Dexterity Cube, I forgot to postpone the shipment. It arrived partially frozen, which broke apart the inner chambers. Still, I'm glad I bought this beautiful and unique cube; but if anyone knows of a similar cube for me to purchase, let me know. (I'll wait until July to ship it!)

One side says, "STERLING SOFTWARE / Systems Management Division" and another side says, "SOLVE / managing the business of IS".


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 Post subject: Re: Cubes from the Frozen Tundra
PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2014 1:43 am 
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I enjoy a wide variety of cubes (and an increasing variety each day, it seems). When choosing a twisty puzzle, I prefer one that has a pleasing shape and color. This 18-side Black Tetra Pyramid has both a pleasing shape and color, and is my first non-cuboid twisty puzzle.


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 Post subject: Re: Cubes from the Frozen Tundra
PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2014 1:49 am 
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I've shown the Venus Pillow Cube to many friends. It's a beautiful cube that is fun to scramble and to solve.


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 Post subject: Re: Cubes from the Frozen Tundra
PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2014 2:04 am 
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My Granddaughter bought me the Bubble Laser Cube (middle), to join the Spiral (left) and the Hearts Laser Cubes.


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 Post subject: Re: Cubes from the Frozen Tundra
PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2014 2:38 am 
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The White Rainbow Pillowed Pyramorphix has a smooth and simple appearance, but then I haven't scrambled it yet!


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 Post subject: Re: Cubes from the Frozen Tundra
PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2014 2:41 am 
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In the Black Lanlan Flower Rex Cube, only the corners rotate (instead of the faces); and each corner rotates 3 of the adjacent center strips with it. Although I have not yet scrambled this cube, I realize it is not solved like the regular 3x3 Cube.


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 Post subject: Re: Cubes from the Frozen Tundra
PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2014 11:59 pm 
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Now that summer has finally arrived in the Frozen Tundra, it's time to display 2 summer sport-theme cubes. The first is a Golf Cube, which includes the image of the Swilken Bridge at St. Andrews Golf Club, Fife, Scotland; and Hogan Bridge over Rae's Creek at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. (The scrambled Golf Cube photos are courtesy of the previous owner.)


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 Post subject: Re: Cubes from the Frozen Tundra
PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2014 12:08 am 
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The second cube commemorates the 26 World Series Championships of the New York Yankees from 1923 through 2000 (they were also champions in 2009). It includes their logo, their distinctive pinstripes, and Babe Ruth's retired number, 03. (The scrambled NY Yankees Cube photos are courtesy of the previous owner.)


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 Post subject: Re: Cubes from the Frozen Tundra
PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2014 12:13 am 
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Due to my previous submission of a Golf Cube and a Baseball (NY Yankees) Cube, I can tell the last Golf/Baseball joke I heard:

The difference between Golf and Baseball, is that in Baseball, you hit the ball and someone else chases it.


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