The CubeTwist Bandaged 3x3 DIY Kit features a non-tiled CubeTwist 3x3 with a full set of special colored tiles that are designed to latch onto the cube. The tiles can be latched onto the cube in any pattern to design just about any kind of bandaged 3x3, which is a normal 3x3 that has its movement restricted based on how the tiles are arranged.
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Please note that some new cubes when being used for the first few times may experience what is termed a "pop". This is when one or more parts of a puzzle pop out without any damage actually being done to any of the pieces. This also occurs from time to time during normal usage. Pops are typically not considered a defect if the parts which come off can be reassembled by hand.
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This cube turns surprising well and comes with enough pieces to make at least 3 different bandage cubes as well as a regular 3x3. The only issue is that the pieces fit so closely to the puzzle that they are VERY difficult to remove and swap out. If the pieces had a notch in them near the base, it would make them easier to remove.
The puzzle is very good. The well known issue of tiles being hard to remove can be easily solved: sand every tile underneath the corners using a fine sandpaper while being careful not to sand the parts which inserts into the cube. You need to sand just a little bit, enough to be able to insert something underneath the corner to remove the tile.
For the 3x1 and 3x2 tiles you also need to sand the long edges because it makes easier to separate them from the center caps of the cube.
The whole sanding job took less than 30 minutes and the tiles are very easy to remove using any sharp plastic object (like a sticker removal razor).
Overall Quality Is Good And Tiles ARE Hard To Get Off, But Not Too Bad. My Biggest Issue, Im Missing 3 Parts. Theres Supposed To Be 6 2x2 Tiles, I Only Have 4, And 6 2x3 Tiles As well, Only Have 5. But Other Than A Minor Mistake I Think Its a Great cube! And It Didnt Come With The Stand, Which Is Pictured, But Im Not Sure If Included.
This puzzle is very good. It turns well and I can experiment with a large amount of 3x3 bandage variations without having to buy a mass produced version or make my own. I have solved this now once and have made a new puzzle. Getting the tiles back off of the puzzles was very difficult, but I found an easier way. If you take apart the 3x3, like any old 3x3 cube, all the pieces have a cap on the inside. I removed these caps and pushed the tiles of through the inside of the pieces with a small screwdriver. I attempted the floss idea posted by Zach Waycott, but i wasn't able to get the floss underneath the piece, maybe i need to use different floss. If anyone else who buys this cube is having trouble definitely try taking the caps off all the pieces. This made it 100x faster and easier for me to remover the very hard to grip tiles. Great puzzle otherwise, I can wait to solve this a few more times and look forward to thinking of new bandage puzzles.
You can make many bandage configurations using the included tiles. Also, 3x3x3 cube itself is good enough to play. It is really good option to experience the bandaged 3x3x3, especially, who can't make or purchase not-mass-produced puzzles. I really wish the manufacturer would make other kits for 4x4x4 or 5x5x5. My only complaint is that the tiles are really hard to remove. There is no grip or gap to pinch the tiles. Also, the tools to remove tiles make damage to the tiles sometime. Don't use your nail to remove the tiles, because it will hurt you.
It is pretty good, with better turning than expected, the only thing is that the tiles are kind of hard to take off if you put them on all the way, so don't expect to be moving between different bandages super fast.
turning is smooth, the tiles pop in nicely, there are only 2 downsides:
1. not enough tiles, like there are enough, and you can make a fair amount of puzzles but you cant make like a 3 colour cube or a face with 3 1x3 tiles on it, but its fine
2. the tiles are hard to remove
Colors are great
Love the tile textures
Super fun to try different random configurations
Only one con, the tiles are hard to get off... the solution I found was to use a flosser.
Overall I've really enjoyed mine and I highly recommend for the price.
Great turning and great learning tool.
Made me understand precisely the point of each 3x3 move, and the way to do it under constraints, with substitute moves
(I bandaged it first as a 2x2x2 cubelet with 1x3x3 layers around.)
Up from here, the same company makes a prebadaged 4x4x4.
Also, the planets series of cubes from Dayan has bandaged moves.