A fully functional, reproduction of a Rubik’s Cube, hand cast in white bronze. It was cast in such a way as to have even shrinkage, but an unstable and rough surface.
After being cast in bronze, and assembled, it was treated by being buried in a mixture of dirt, various acids and salts, inside of a hand made birch box designed to keep the environment moist, but also to allow some passage of air and water, for about a year.
Marshallastor completed this piece in college, in 1999. He just finally got around to properly photographing it. A long winded breakdown can be found at Marshallastor. More pictures of this bronze Rubik’s Cube can be found at Flickr. [Via Daily DIY]. Happy Puzzling!
Tags: Bronze | Rubik’s Cube