I am delighted to be able to present one of the most original interlocking cube puzzles to be designed for many years. Once again, Tom Jolly has kindly given his permission for for this design to be made available through the microcubology shop.
The solution is described as requiring 20 moves (1-2-3-12-2). However, the most unusual feature of this puzzle is the sequence of seven rotations required in the middle of the solution.
This budget version of the cube has a width of 2.0 cm and although it is a little smaller, it still has a reasonable weight and good strength.
The puzzle design can be viewed at http://bit.ly/cvsxev , and although it can be constructed from a set of LiveCubes, the rotations involved can make the pieces break apart rather easily. This version in White Strong and Flexible plastic is virtually unbreakable.
You can read more about this puzzle in Brian's (excellent) Damn Puzzle Blog at http://mechanical-puzzles.blogspot.com/2010/06/twist-night-away.html
7.986 w x
3.986 d x
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1.569 d x