The puzzle you see here was based on an idea
by forum user Arch Wolf from over three years ago. It’s something of a combination of a Square-1 and a Nightmare Cube in that it has internal blocking that is not visible on the outside.VIDEO
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I won’t bore you with more pictures showing the turning of the puzzle, since externally it looks identical to a regular Square-1. Instead, take a look at these pictures of the mechanism:
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As you can see in the picture above, there are small blocking tabs that can be inserted into slots on the center pieces to create internal blocks.
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There are two piece types: restricted and unrestricted. Unrestricted parts have a taller groove and can rotate freely above the internal blocks, while restricted parts cannot. If you’re still confused about how it works, I explain it demonstrate it better in the YouTube video.
I designed this puzzle to be customizable. The Shapeways model comes with enough parts to have anywhere from one restricted edge and one restricted corner to three restricted edges and three restricted corners, giving you the freedom to position these as you like. Additionally, it comes with plenty of blocking tabs that can be inserted into any of the slots along the center pieces.VIDEO
This puzzle is for sale
from my Shapeways shop from $65 in WSF.
Once again, I’d like to thank Arch Wolf for the idea, and for allowing me to offer it for sale to the public.
Only on this forum would people use a V-cube 7 as a size comparison for a cat
My Shapeways shop