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Cube In Cage 333 by Eric Fuller
Photo courtesy of Cubic Dissection
Name
Cube In Cage 333
Limited to
22
Dimensions
4.2 x 4.2 x 4.2"
Year
2008
Cost
$237
Availability
Not Available
# of Pieces
8 3x3x3 Cubes of varied piece count + Cage
Material
Mineyuki Uyematsu version: Tamo Jindai, Japanese Oak, Purple, Wenge
Eric Fuller version: Walnut (Cage), Bloodwood/Red Palm, Yellowheart, Marblewood, Wenge, Indonesian Rosewood, Zebrawood, Chakte Viga, Leopardwood
Objective
Assemble each of the eight 3x3x3 cubes inside the cage
IPP Design
Competition
IPP23 (August 2003 - Chicago)
IPP Gold.jpg

"I have always been a huge fan of this design. The simplicity of the concept combined with the amazing result of the implementation leaves me in awe. I wish I could think up stuff like this!! This puzzle is really eight challanges in one. The goal is to assemble each cube inside the walnut frame. Solving the cubes outside of the frame is trivial, but the limitations the frame introduces makes inserting the cube difficult and confusing. The frame movement is limited by four protrusions which restrict the range of two of the available axis. Compounding the difficulty is the fact that it is very easy to lose your orientation once you get started down a path.

There are two variations available...both are identical except that one of the cubes was made in both Bloodwood and Red Palm." -Eric Fuller