Since the Rubik’s Cube was introduced worldwide, back in 1980, we’ve seen countless variations, some better than others. Uwe Meffert, who’s known for his popular Twisty Puzzles, launched in 2011 a very interesting version of the 3x3x3 cube we all know and love, the Wellness Ball.
In essence, the Wellness Ball is a Rubik’s Cube with an extreme makeover. The core is the same 6-axis “spider” (see video of its internal mechanism), but pretty much everything else is different. For one, instead of a classic cubic shape, the Wellness Ball features 27 spheres and sports a [Read More...]
Can’t believe it’s over a year since I reviewed my last Twisty Puzzle. I guess I neglected this category a bit, and considering it all started with the one and only, the Rubik’s Cube, it definitely deserves a little more attention. Well, what better way to resume the Twisty reviews than a puzzle based on the Rubik’s Cube itself, Meffert’s 3x3x3 Bandage Cube.
The puzzle dates back from 1999, and while it’s produced by Meffert’s, I don’t have any information about its inventor. The mechanism is basically the same as the classic 3x3x3, but has a [Read More...]
WCA (World Cube Association) announced that The World Rubik’s Cube Championship 2011 will take place on October 14-16, 2011 in Bangkok, Thailand.
More information will follow shortly. Happy Puzzling!
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Pillowed Holey Skewb Cube by Meffert’s is a pillowed face puzzles, designed by Tony Fisher, that fit perfectly into the palm of ones hands (which are not flat).
Pillowed Holey Skewb Cube uses a new spherical core (also designed by Tony Fisher) which when turning has a camera like shutter effect of opening and closing the lens in the Holey Skewb cube. Itís a great new mechanism for the new Pillowed Skewb range.
Buy Pillowed Holey Skewb Cube puzzle at PuzzleMaster. Happy Puzzling!
Rubik’s Bank is a lovely variation on the world famous Rubik’s Cube.
Rubik’s Bank is an over-sized replica of the original Rubik’s Cube and has space for up to a hundred •500 coins inside. You can only get to your saved money until you solve the green side of Rubik’s Cube.
Rubik’s bank is for now available in Japan only, for around • 3.500 (approx $ 45 / 35 Euro. Happy Puzzling!
Magic Cube is a rotational puzzle just like the original Rubik’s Cube.
Magic Cube is not a 3x3x3 Rubik’s Cube but a Rubik’s Cube with just one side 1x3x3. Object is to mix Magic Cube up and put back just as it looked like when you started. Happy Puzzling!
MultiCuber achieves another world’s first. This LEGO robot demonstrates a timed relay solve of 2x2x2, 3x3x3, 4x4x4 and 5x5x5 Rubik’s cubes. This hopefully explains why the robot was given it’s name!
This version of MultiCuber can solve cubes between about 5cm and 6cm. A second version has also been created that can solve physically larger cubes including the 6x6x6 V-CUBE 6 (buy V-Cube 6 Multicolor at Amazon).