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Cubed 8 [message #25326] Sun, 27 March 2011 18:33 UTC
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Some time ago I printed a puzzle designed by Frank Worrel, "Cubed" ( http://www.shapeways.com/forum/index.php?t=msg&th=4691&a mp;start=0&), this time I printed its bigger brother, called "Cubed 8" (http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~uy7t-isn/Puzzle/666/Cubed8/).

Cubed consists of 6 pieces that form a 5x5x5 cube. Cubed 8 has 8 pieces to form a 6x6x6 cube.

The assembled puzzle has a side of 3.6cm. The pieces don't align very precisely on the exterior, so it doesn't look as elegant as it could.


The difficulty is much higher than Cubed. It takes a total of 35 moves to take out the first piece, and an amazing 21 moves just to get here:


The puzzle works fine; it was a bit tight initially, but the excess material came out after rubbing the pieces against each other a few times.
I made the pieces hollow to save on material, using 0.7mm walls, but I think that this way the pieces are a bit too flexible which gives the puzzle sort of a rubbery feel. Here are all the pieces after disassembly:


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