This is a puzzle I set about designing years ago. It started as a simple 3x3x3 assembly cube that had to fit inside the box. The pieces were randomly chosen and then worked with until I ran into a solution. After reflecting upon the puzzle a year later, I realized that I wanted it to be more unique (hence the name Uni-Cube), and I came up with some restrictions that I would have to follow to redesign the puzzle. The restrictions are as follows: <p> -Three of the puzzle pieces must contain 4 "cubes" <p> -Three of the puzzle pieces must contain 5 "cubes"
<p> -All puzzle pieces must not have 2x2 blocks contained in them
<p> -All puzzle pieces must be 2-dimensional (that is with a maximum height of 1 cube in a single direction) <p> These restricions led to the creation of the Uni-Cube Black. The Black puzzle has 2 solutions, both only slight variations of each other (and an additional 2-dimensional solution as well). <p> After completing the Black Uni-Cube, I decided to make a white counterpart that had all of the same restrictions, except that all of the pieces must NOT be 2-dimensional. The White Uni-Cube was much simpler to design and build, and has a few more solutions than the Black Uni-Cube. <p> I am very proud of the two Uni-Cubes, and they have gone through extensive re-designing (especially the black one), so any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
About this creation
The goal is to fit the pieces into the 6x6x6 cavity inside the 8x8x8 box.
The orientation of the smooth tiles were designed to aid in finding a solution. Good luck!