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Cuboid, made after the original cube craze, first customly from a 3x3x3, then mass produced.
- Inventor: Unknown
- Mechanism: 2x3x3
- Patents: Unknown
- Producer: QJ
- Year: Unknown
- Original Price: $8.99 USD
- Current Price: No Data
The first 2x3x3s were produced during the original cube craze and were named "Rubik's Domino". See the separate entries.
After the cube craze the Domino became very rare and so enthusiasts resoted to custom builts from a 3x3x3. The resulting puzzle is identical in complexity and rotations to a Rubik's Domino.
The method to customly build cuboids from bigger puzzles was invented by Tony Fisher and is described in great detail by Dieter Gebhardt in an article available on this website. This created the misconception that Tony Fisher created a 2x3x3 that does not look like a Domino but is a true cuboid. But Tony never used his method to build a 2x3x3. The first person to do it is therefore unknown.
Thanks to searches with the wayback machine this must have happened before 2004.
After the first decade in the 2000s (after all patents have expired) mass produced versions hit the market. The earliest trace known so far dates back to 2010. All three mechanisms (spindle, grooves and the one from the soviet union) used for the Dominoes are used for mass produced versions, including at least one new one.
Images 2-5 show a mechanism akin a spindle.
Size: 38 x 57 x 57 mm
Weight: 64 grams
Build Your Own
Instructions on constructing a 3x3x2 or a 3x2x2 cuboid around a 3x3x3 kernel can be found here.
Rubik's Puzzle Building
Ton Dennenbroek has created a great set of tutorials on puzzle building, inlcuding one for this puzzle.
Thank you to the following people for their assistance in helping collect the information on this page: Joshua Bell.
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