Daily Archives: June 17, 2016

17.6.16

Crazy 2x3x3


IT’S FRIDAY!!!!

Today I have brought a Dian Sheng crazy 2x3x3. It was the first crazy puzzle I had before getting the crazy 3×3 set (using tutorials from Pete the Geek and Rline – see links page to find them). 

I think it was also possibly in the batch of first cuboids I got. 

It’s actually not a bad puzzle moves quite nicely and doesn’t really lock up (AND DON’T FORGET THE SECRET MOVE!!). 

A bit more interesting than a domino and not as difficult as one of the crazy planets. Still on sale in some places – worth a go for a few pounds. 

Here it is scrambled:


No posts on the weekend, but back to business on Monday. 

Have a great weekend!

17.6.16

10×10 woes


Well, for the sake of continuity, another update  on the 10×10. 


I went at it in earnest yesterday to get it finished. Made quick progress. 


Had a plan of attack to build up the sides, then infill the top. 


Things went swimmingly. Then came the last layer. Like any cube, where the problems begin…


I don’t have the smallest hands in the world, so had already really struggled with the internal pieces without the rest of the pieces to worry about. When they started coming out as I was putting external pieces in, I expected trouble. 


I got the first side filled in. With lots of bother. As I got closer to the end, I got more worried….


Yup. You guessed it – ANOTHER PIECE MISSING. 😦

Mucho sadness. 

Refund request to eBay. 

Order placed to The Cubicle

Tears. 

But. I’m still not sure how I’m going to get the last pieces in when they get here anyway!!

Oh well. Normal service will be resumed at lunchtime. 

I’ve added a new Facebook page. Please like and share here: Cube of the Day

Later.