Rubik’s Mirror Blocks Review

By |2018-05-06T03:10:06+00:00November 17th, 2008|All Puzzles, Rotational / Twisty Puzzles|4 Comments

Almost two months ago I wrote about Rubik’s Mirror Blocks and finally I received Rubik’s Mirror Blocks as a present last week. Of course I directly scrambled Rubik’s Mirror Cube and started to solve the cube.

As usual the first two layers were no problem, but as I didn’t remember all Rubik’s Cube solving techniques, it took me a while to refresh my memory before I was able to solve Mirror Block completely.

To solve Rubik’s Mirror Blocks you can use the same techniques as for Rubik’s Cube, but it’s much easier with colors (Rubik’s Cube) than with different size and heights of blocks (Rubik’s Mirror Block). Next to that I found it sometimes hard to align all block to be able to turn a side especially when the largest and smallest blocks are next to each other. This even as it’s very easy with my version of Mirror Blocks to turn a side.

I think it’s easier for the mind to remember the positions of the block when there are colors on them then there are differences in heights. Probably when people start speedcubing with Rubik’s Mirror Blocks it will show that it takes more time to solve Rubik’s Mirror Blocks than to solve a normal Rubik’s Cube, at least that’s what I expect.

Rubik’s Mirror Blocks Cube is now available from Happy Puzzling!

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  1. Tom November 18, 2008 at 17:08

    As for speed cubing you might be surprised. Use of the colors requires looking at them and that is slow. the ability to feel the different blocks to identify position could actually speed things up. I haven’t see the cube, but I would think the movement issues could be solved with lube.

    One thing that might slow speed cubers is that with differing sizes of cubes your fingers might “trip” and make a wrong turn.

  2. passionforpuzzles November 18, 2008 at 19:30

    I am not sure, as I tried it myself. For me it’s easier to remember where all colors are and where the end up after the solving sequences. With the differences in heigts and sizes of cubes it’s was much hard. Maybe because it was the first time, but still I expect that Rubik’s Mirror Blocks will take more time …. anyway time will tell as Rubik’s Mirror Blocks will also available in the USA and Europe.

  3. Adrian July 21, 2010 at 15:43

    i’ve tried to solve my Rubik’s Mirror Blocks, but the third layer is more difficult. how to solve the third layer? use the same technique of a Rubik’s cube?

  4. passionforpuzzles July 22, 2010 at 08:06

    Adrian, You can indeed use the same technique for Rubik’s Mirror Blocks as for Rubik’s Cube.

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