Are you ready for the Mirror Blocks Rubiks Puzzle?

September 30, 2008

Over the last year I’ve picked up a couple of Rubiks Cubes – the original 3x3x3 puzzle – just to learn how to solve it (which I have, hundreds of times over now).  I’ve thought about buying one of the 4x4x4 or 5x5x5 cubes, but a colleague sent me a link to something that is far cooler – “Mirror Blocks”: http://www.techeblog.com/index.php/tech-gadget/rubiks-puzzle.

Instead of the sides being colored, the individual blocks are all different sizes so solving it involves getting the puzzle back into a nice, neat cube.  To make things even more challenging, the sides have no color at all – they are all mirrored.

Unfortunately Mirror Blocks are only being sold in Japan at the moment, so I’ll have to wait, but the link above has a short video of someone showing one off.  What amused me most was that this person spent nearly the first full minute of the 3 minute video just trying to get the cube out of the box.  Ahem.  Are you really ready for the puzzle when the packaging it arrives in stymies you for sixty seconds?


One comment

  1. Those look amazing! The Mirror Blocks reminds me of the square-1.

    I’m curious now how they engineered the Mirror Block to stay together and change shapes.

    Thanks for the post!

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