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One Answer Cuboid and Shape Mods thread

DNF_Cuber

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Do you mean holding the twisted corner on front right on the top with the duplicate piece on bottom directly below it and doing R’ D’ R D until solved? That’s not working, is there another twist alg you’re referencing?
Ok, I thought that might work, but I guess I was wrong. Try using the R' D' R D twist technique on both the tiny top corner and the twisted one.
 

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still no luck. I'm convinced because there are pieces that fit in multiple places and there is no color scheme you can get odd parities on this shape mod; cases that would result in an edge or corner obviously in the wrong place on a 3x3 with color but are not distinguishable here because there is no reference to tell which of the pieces is off. After all, the single corner twisted case I originally posted is not possible on a standard 3x3. I'll report back with any groundbreaking info should I find it.

Edit: This is becoming one of the hardest shape mods I have ever worked on. Nearly 100 puzzles on my shelf and this one's got me stumped.

Edit2: @DNF_Cuber good call with the tiny triangle corner. I realized it can be in position and have 3 different orientations and appear solved in all of them. I put my clearly misoriented corner and my tiny triangle in the top layer and just did beginner method a few times until solved. Cheers!
 
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cuboids have always look really fun to me, which one(s) should i get? do any of them solve similar to a sq1?
some cuboids do solve similar to a sq-1. The one that I can think at the top of my mind is 3x3x4, which has CP similar to the sq-1.

3x3x4 is also conducted weekly in cubers.io comp, it is a fun cuboid to compete and get better times in.
 

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cuboids have always look really fun to me, which one(s) should i get? do any of them solve similar to a sq1?
Lots of good replies already. I personally had no idea cuboids and square-1 solve similarity. I have many cuboids but never been into squan; maybe that’ll change now.

I also recommend the 3x3x4. It is a great puzzle and you’ll learn lots of fundamental cuboid concepts with it. I actually have the old cube4U version and with a few drops of DNM it’s extremely fast and still a bit sandy. I can’t speak to other manufactures 3x3x4 but witeden is a reputable cuboid manufacture.

If you want to start with something smaller and cheaper, The domino 3x3x2 is a classic and the 2x2x3 is a great small puzzle despite being the easiest on this list to solve (its the “2x2 “ of cuboids)
 

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I prefer non-shapeshifting cuboids myself, but 3x3x4 is the largest i can solve fairly comfortably, although I only attempt it rarely.
 

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Lots of good replies already. I personally had no idea cuboids and square-1 solve similarity. I have many cuboids but never been into squan; maybe that’ll change now.

I also recommend the 3x3x4. It is a great puzzle and you’ll learn lots of fundamental cuboid concepts with it. I actually have the old cube4U version and with a few drops of DNM it’s extremely fast and still a bit sandy. I can’t speak to other manufactures 3x3x4 but witeden is a reputable cuboid manufacture.

If you want to start with something smaller and cheaper, The domino 3x3x2 is a classic and the 2x2x3 is a great small puzzle despite being the easiest on this list to solve (its the “2x2 “ of cuboids)
Cool! Ill just but a few cuboids, especially the 3x3x4 on my next order. Also sq1 is extremely fun, i love basically everything about it. Might even be usable as an e perm trainer lmao bc bottom layer
 

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Is it just me, or do many cuboids seem unstable (except 2x2x3 & 2x3x3), lots of pieces simply coming loose or popping?
 

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Well, I can now tick another puzzle as 'can do'... :)

Solved a 3x3x5 for the first time today - I didn't time it, but it must've taken me about 25-30 mins, with various cock-ups along the way! :p
 

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Well, I can now tick another puzzle as 'can do'... :)

Solved a 3x3x5 for the first time today - I didn't time it, but it must've taken me about 25-30 mins, with various cock-ups along the way! :p
Congrats! It took me much longer to figure out how to solve that one. It’s a great puzzle!
 
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