The QiYi Windmill Cube is a variation of the classic 3x3 shape mod from QiYi. This puzzle is based on a speed cube design, meaning that it has an adjustable core and can perform some small corner cuts.
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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.
The corners on 2x2 puzzles should not be twisted as doing so may snap the piece. Damage caused by corner twisting is not considered to be a defect.
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I love this cube it solves just like a 3x3x3 cube and it easily impresses non cubers turning is also great would recommend
From a design standpoint, if you're interested in 3x3x3 shape mods, this is a good one to start with. You have to learn to solve corners and the red/blue/green/orange edges with one fewer colors for reference (so you need to learn the basic color order on the cube), and the red/blue/green/orange centers also have orientation (so you need to develop/learn an algorithm/rule to rotate them, both in increments of 180 and 90 degrees). You also have to handle the skewed nature of the cube and not let it disrupt your usual 3x3x3 algorithms. These are surmountable challenges, even for someone new to 3x3x3 shape mods (or shape mods in general)! On top of getting a puzzle that pushes you to grow a little, you get a puzzle with a fun checkerboard pattern (looks like a pinwheel).
There are some downsides: the cube will be a little tight at first, but it will loosen up tremendously with use and lube. The cube will also catch and may also send you into some unwanted turns that make you lose your place in the solve. Finally, on my cube, a counterclockwise turn of the yellow layer gives a metal (spring?) sound. It's not enough to ding a $6 puzzle a full star. With a little patience, you can manage these issues, and while I wouldn't argue that suffering through managing construction problems is a good thing, it does help prepare you for 3x3x3 shape mods that (regrettably) have bigger problems.
In all, it's a loveable cube. It construction might break your heart a bit at first, but it's a good puzzle to learn after nailing down a 3x3x3, and it will make other (harder) shape mods more accessible for you.
The windmill cube is certainly a favorite of mine, and it seems to be a really iconic mod that many people have, so it’s a nice addition to any collection. The turning is so buttery smooth and I can’t say anything bad about it. It’s a welcome challenge that I think everyone should consider getting.
A fantastic puzzle. Larger than I expected. Super fast shipping. My new go to for twisty puzzles
fun puzzle that solves like a 3x3 except the centers can be flipped which just needs a small alg or for you to use center safe PLLs. Cube is pretty unstable and catchy so jot amazing for speed solving but fun nevertheless.
I bought the stickered version, superflip pattern looks neat on it, those stickers are high quality. Turning is smooth and most importantly, NO PARITY!
Qiyi always makes great quality puzzles, and this one is no different. Very fun puzzle. Not too difficult, similar level of difficulty as the 3x3 Fisher Cube, and easier than the 3x3 Axis Cube. I turned mine into a Windmill Cutter Cube by flipping the center layer, which adds a slight challenge over the standard Windmill Cube. Highly recommended.
I love the turning, pretty damn smooth. I love that it can turn into a legit windmill when you checkerboard pattern. Im new to cubing and this was a surprisingly easy to solve. Highly reccomend this brand and this puzzle.
The turning is very good. Ootb it has sandy turning. Great puzzle over all!
Fun puzzle. Turns great. Shapemod everyone should have in their collection, especially for the price. I can't say anything negative about it.