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 Post subject: Hinged Gift Cube by OSKAR and WILL
PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 4:04 am 
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Hi Twisty Puzzles fans,

Hinged Gift Cube is a variation to the original Gift Cube theme. Will Pulford suggested to add hinges. As the hinges keep cube pairs together, the puzzle is solved like a bandaged Rubik's Cube. This makes the puzzle harder to solve than a regular Rubik's Cube. Once solved, the puzzle can be hinged open. The lid of the puzzle stays with the bottom thanks to the hinges.

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 Post subject: Re: Hinged Gift Cube by OSKAR and WILL
PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 5:33 am 
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WOW! I'm so happy to see it in "person".

I'm not much of a solver, so I was wondering, how hard is this type of bandaged cube to solve, compared to a normal 3x3? I mean, how many more steps?

Thanks for this Oskar.

-Will

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 Post subject: Re: Hinged Gift Cube by OSKAR and WILL
PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 5:55 am 
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Awesome puzzle Oskar! Very cool. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Hinged Gift Cube by OSKAR and WILL
PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 8:50 am 
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Nice... I'd love to see Mefferts produce this one.

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 Post subject: Re: Hinged Gift Cube by OSKAR and WILL
PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 8:14 pm 
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Doing that as a Homer Simpson head would be cool!


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 Post subject: Re: Hinged Gift Cube by OSKAR and WILL
PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 2:21 am 
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DudeHuLubeDaRubeCube wrote:
WOW! I'm so happy to see it in "person".

I'm not much of a solver, so I was wondering, how hard is this type of bandaged cube to solve, compared to a normal 3x3? I mean, how many more steps?

Thanks for this Oskar.

-Will
Do you want to solve the puzzle completely, or just open it? If you just want to open it, you only need the top two layers solved. The bottom layer rotates freely when the hinges are in their solved positions, so it shouldn't be too hard to do.

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 Post subject: Re: Hinged Gift Cube by OSKAR and WILL
PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 3:36 am 
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Well, both solutions require you to solve te bandaged two layers, so how hard is that to do?

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