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Belt Cube 3

5 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
(1 customer review)


Designer: Osanori Yamamoto

This puzzle measures: 55 mm x 55 mm x 55 mm

Material: depends on product variant below

Move: 10.2

Kevin Sadler wrote about it:

“I began my puzzling with Belt Cube 3 (my copy came with a gorgeous Purpleheart box and Wenge pieces but it will also be available with the reverse colouring). This takes the usual packing puzzle which we love so much to a whole new level of frustration and cleverness. With a box/frame and holes in it and a few simple pieces to be placed inside which completely fill the aforementioned holes leaving no gaps visible, we usually have to create a 3x3x2 shape inside which, despite such simple shapes, is quite a tremendous challenge. This time we have a 3x3x3 cube to be constructed and two HUGE diagonally opposite windows to put pieces in and then fill. There is so much space to use that I expected this not to be much of a challenge… Oh, how wrong I was! Your usual play outside of the box reveals several simple shapesthat can be used to fill the visible 2×2 cubes on opposite sides. Getting these 2 cubes opposite each other proved quite a challenge. I found a few possibilities quite quickly and began to try assembling them in the box. Oh boy! That doesn't work quite so easily! I spent a couple of days playing with this with my Bash Street Kids, Plug face on and amusing Mrs S before I had a very unexpected Aha! moment. What
I realised was really very clever and just perfect Osanori – he has made a bigger better version of all the puzzles we have tried before.”


1 review for Belt Cube 3

  1. 5 out of 5


    Hmmmm, delicious! Wenge and Purpleheart – such a perfect contrast. So much space the three pieces can enter. 1 perfect solution with beautiful moves. You can start with pieces out looking for the right construction, next step is to find the right sequence of moves to put everything into the same shape inside the frame. Amazing little design by Osanori and top craftsmanship by Pelikan team.

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