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 Post subject: 125 cubes
PostPosted: Sun Aug 08, 2010 8:14 am 
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I found this puzzle on holidays :
the 125 cubes puzzle

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 Post subject: Re: 125 cubes
PostPosted: Sun Aug 08, 2010 9:07 am 
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MAN! That must take ages to solve! :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: 125 cubes
PostPosted: Sun Aug 08, 2010 9:46 am 
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yes, the big HEADACHE !!!


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 Post subject: Re: 125 cubes
PostPosted: Sun Aug 08, 2010 10:38 am 
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Atleast it has the checkerboard pattern on the pieces. Otherwise it would be almost impossible :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: 125 cubes
PostPosted: Sun Aug 08, 2010 3:02 pm 
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PuzzleMaster6262 wrote:
Atleast it has the checkerboard pattern on the pieces. Otherwise it would be almost impossible :lol:


I think, like the Soma Cube, it gets IMPOSSIBLY DIFFICULT when you add the checker-boarded pieces. :D

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 Post subject: Re: 125 cubes
PostPosted: Sun Aug 08, 2010 4:16 pm 
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no, checker-boarded pieces don't add difficulty.

It's just very hard to build the cube. Then just exchange pieces to get the checkerboard pattern.


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 Post subject: Re: 125 cubes
PostPosted: Sun Aug 08, 2010 9:20 pm 
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Checker-boarding actually makes it easier, because it reduces the number of possibilities. The main thing making this puzzle hard is that it's in a 5x5x5, which for a packing puzzle is huge. I prefer puzzles which are a bit more reasonable, like this one -

http://www.scribd.com/doc/30142210/Bram ... g9exchange

Although if you want unreasonable, there are some 4x4x4 ones as well -

http://www.shapeways.com/model/33595/hi ... ant_1.html
http://www.shapeways.com/model/33596/hi ... ant_2.html

But really, the right size for packing puzzles is 3x3x3. Here's my somewhat exhaustive study of the genre -

http://www.scribd.com/doc/30142210/Bram ... g9exchange


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