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 Post subject: Lego Rolling Cubes
PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 8:00 pm 
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Being short of cash but still needing the buzz new puzzles bring means lots of lego puzzles! Here's a lego rolling cubes (edit: link should be fixed now)puzzle i made:
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Each cube is just two 2x2 pieces glued together with some flat 2x2 tiles glued around them. Unfortunately i didn't have enough of the correct colours to use the usual colour scheme so i had to use grey and beige instead of green and orange.
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The frame inside it helps to position the cubes when they roll but again i didn't have the correct lego pieces to use so i had to cut a flat piece, with uneven results! I will eventually get the correct pieces to finish it off better.

I also made a mini one with stickers but it's a bit hard to figure out where the colours are and i think the stickers will get worn quickly as they are quite tight - but the cubes actually move very well in this puzzle.
These cubes are just one 2x2 piece with flat 2x2 pieces on the top and bottom. (Edit: i've decided to make the two colour version mentioned on Jaap's page out of this puzzle - just need to order more stickers!)
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Check out my updated lego zauberkreuz here

Anyone have any other ideas for lego puzzles to make?


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 Post subject: Re: Lego Rolling Cubes
PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 9:02 pm 
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Nice job! Although, you're brave to glue things.

You can see some puzzles I made from Lego a while ago, posted at Brickshelf:
http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=24845

And on my website here:
http://robspuzzlepage.com/homemade.htm#lego

Also, check out Eric Harshbarger's site - there is a link on my webpage above.

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 Post subject: Re: Lego Rolling Cubes
PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 11:48 pm 
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Well you made your own puzzle! Brilliant thinking!


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 Post subject: Re: Lego Rolling Cubes
PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 1:18 pm 
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You do know that you don't need to glue the pieces to do that?

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 Post subject: Re: Lego Rolling Cubes
PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 4:17 pm 
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blueShinyApple wrote:
You do know that you don't need to glue the pieces to do that?


How would that work? Please explain.

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 Post subject: Re: Lego Rolling Cubes
PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2011 8:50 am 
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Sorry i have been overlooking this thread!

Thanks for all your nice comments and encouragement :D
Hopefully this summer when my exams are over i will make some "proper" mods!

@Rob - some of those puzzles look really cool - is there anywhere i could find instructions or a list of pieces needed? I have seen your web page before (several hours were well spent; drooling :lol: )


blueShinyApple wrote:
You do know that you don't need to glue the pieces to do that?


i too would like to know how to do this, if you know please share with us!


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 Post subject: Re: Lego Rolling Cubes
PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2011 8:53 pm 
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Sorry, no assembly plans or piece lists available for the puzzles I built.
For puzzle designs, I either had the puzzle and modeled it or found piece shapes at Ishino's website. I figured out how to build the pieces from Lego on my own.
They key is using plates and smooth tiles to make cubic units and extended pieces that have enough strength to survive handling without glue.

Good luck - hoping to see more puzzle creations from you!

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