# Rubik's Cube PuzzleMarch 8, 2009 3:52 AM   Subscribe

Already solved the Rubik's Cube? Try to solve a rubik's cube mosaic puzzle then!
posted by Smaaz (17 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

There's a cube version??? Damn, I just finished the square.
posted by twoleftfeet at 4:43 AM on March 8, 2009 [2 favorites]

There's a square version??? Damn, I just finished the line.
posted by le morte de bea arthur at 6:22 AM on March 8, 2009

There's a square version??? Damn, I just finished the point.
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 6:33 AM on March 8, 2009

Actually that looks quite do-able if you understand the concepts of solving the 3x3x3 cube and can do substitutions, but tedious looking at how many cubes are involved.
I found the Sodoku Cube to be challenging and very frustrating, a really good mix of logic puzzle and spacial relationships.
Anyone know if the 3x3x3 concepts translate to other variants like the 4x4x4 or 7x7x7 cubes? I have never tried these larger cubes for fear of my last shreads of cool and street cred evaporating completely, or maybe that already happened when I replied to this post.
posted by Don't_deceive_with_belief at 6:46 AM on March 8, 2009

On the plus side, you can now boast of Mefi Cred, or Credifilter if you prefer.
posted by mannequito at 7:06 AM on March 8, 2009

Frequently Bought Together:
Sudoku 3D Puzzle Cube by LIZARD PRICE
Original Rubik's Cube by Drumond Park
Mamma Mia! [DVD] [2008] DVD ~ Meryl Streep

...what?!
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 7:18 AM on March 8, 2009

Actually that looks quite do-able if you understand the concepts of solving the 3x3x3 cube and can do substitutions

Solving the 3x3x3 is a sufficient but non-necessary condition to making the mosaic. You just need to solve a side (not even a layer). Anyone could do this. Now if you mounted the mosaic on a glass table and viewed it from beneath to get another (or the same) picture, THAT would be hard(er).
posted by DU at 8:45 AM on March 8, 2009

Why link to dsgnworld which picked it up off of the Make blog which picked it up off a real person's website? Here is the original source, and seems like it's just a silly joke.

But it's actually more interesting than that, since the silly joke was stolen without attribution. That picture is actually the RubikCubism work of Parisian street artist Space Invader. He had a show at the SixSpace gallery in LA of it. A bit more on this video interview.
posted by Nelson at 8:53 AM on March 8, 2009 [4 favorites]

Some potentially NSFW there in the RubikCubism link.
posted by DU at 9:02 AM on March 8, 2009

Now if you mounted the mosaic on a glass table and viewed it from beneath to get another (or the same) picture, THAT would be hard(er).

I had the same thought, as doing a two sided picture would require a specific solve and mean you couldnt just chance it. As a child I had a puzzle like that, it had two different solves, a picture on each side of the finished puzzle. I think between me and my siblings we managed to finish it.

Would it be possible to have 6 different pictures by rotating each cube once to the right / left, up / down or flipped from the original solve? That would be REALLY impressive...
posted by Don't_deceive_with_belief at 9:11 AM on March 8, 2009 [1 favorite]

The Teraminx.
posted by Acey at 9:22 AM on March 8, 2009

No matter how hard I try, I can never solve Rubik The Amazing Cube.
posted by Fuzzy Monster at 9:29 AM on March 8, 2009

Where is the robot for me to buy so I can pay it to do this on a weekly basis?
posted by Rubbstone at 2:55 PM on March 8, 2009

Right here.
posted by Suparnova at 7:59 PM on March 8, 2009

Awesome.

It'd almost certainly take a robot solver, but I'd like to see a one-cube-thick mosaic with different images on the front and back.
posted by fantabulous timewaster at 8:09 PM on March 9, 2009

"There's a square version??? Damn, I just finished the point."

Huh, I must've missed that one.
posted by Eideteker at 8:38 AM on March 10, 2009

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