Liberal Cube

RELEASED: 12.16.2015
PRODUCED: 40 Copies
DESIGNER: Markku Vesala
CRAFTSMAN: Eric Fuller
MATERIAL: Purpleheart, Nylon
COMMENTS: The 3x3x3 cube is pretty played out. With only 27 units there are only so many things you can do with it. That's assuming tradition block glued to blocks...if you open up edge connections, a whole new world of complexity appears! Markku's excellent Liberal Cube makes good use of these dynamics, with a very confusing and difficult seven piece serial assembly. I would estimate that the difficulty is on par with Coffin's Convolution design which of course uses a 4x4x4 design format. This puzzle is a lot of fun and displays very well with the contrasting white dowels against the dark purpleheart.

The construction of this puzzle is good. Fit is good, with a bit of imprecision due to cumulative tolerance error. I ended up discounting the's still a very very nice puzzle, it's just not as perfect as I would have liked. It's so fun to solve you won't notice anyway. I promise :)

40 copies made for sale, each signed and dated. This puzzle is shipped assembled.

SIZE: 3"

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