Online since 2002. Over 3300 puzzles, 2600 worldwide members, and 270,000 messages.

Asymmetrical Dino 2x2x2
Above:View 1
Click a thumbnail to see its larger version and description.
A hybrid puzzle which combines a 2x2x2 with a single rotating corner.

This puzzle is a 2x2x2 plus a single rotating corner. The rotating corner cycles 3 edge pieces on the adjacent corners of the 2x2x2. It is called the Asymmetrical Dino 2x2x2 because the corner slices do not extend past the center of the puzzle. Otherwise it would be a Asymmetrical Rex Cube.

Because of the shallow corner slices it is not difficult to solve however, other more complicate puzzles could be created from this idea of combining one puzzle such as a 2x2x2 with an additional axis of rotation. The puzzle solves like a Time Machine puzzle. When solving the only difficulty is a parity error of sorts that is a result of the rotating corner being rotated incorrectly when all of the edge pieces are solved.

The inventor created this puzzle using a 2x2x2 core. The corners of the puzzle are corners of the 2x2x2 itself. The rotating corner is attached to the core and is stationary besides its rotation. The only complication to create this puzzle was holding the edge pieces in their proper places. The edges of the 2x2x2 are similar to the hidden edges on a 4x4x4 because the have slots for the external pieces to slide in.
Width: 62 mm



Thank you to the following people for their assistance in helping collect the information on this page: Thomas Vagnini.

Found a mistake or something missing? Edit it yourself or contact the moderator.

join »login » Community