The Z Bandage Cube 3x3 A is a 3x3 shape mod where a single 2x2x2 block has been bandaged.
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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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This is a nice mod. It came well tensioned, and is easily adjustable. However, I feel I could do better with a nicer 3x3 and some super glue.
The puzzle itself is an interesting challenge, and requires some cube understanding to get the f2l pairs done. Unfortunately, if you know a good amount of cfop, it is really simple for the last layer
Difficulty: 6/10. The main challenge comes from the bandaging, which prevents you from using many of your go-to algorithms.
OVERVIEW: The main challenge is that you can't use the algorithms you learned 3x3 with. You'll have to look up OLL/PLL algorithms that don't use the bandaged layers in order to solve it, or (for a fun solve and more gratifying experience), come up with your own. OLL/PLL algorithm lists are available online, which helps make solve easier. Good build quality.
PROS: Doesn't lock, good movement, and the colors are nice.
CONS: The frosted texture may feel weird or look cheap to some.
Out of the box this puzzle turns quite well. My main complaint is that the puzzle had several visible and somewhat sharp sprues on the side of the plastic. They were easy enough to remove with a metal file, but the molds for some of the pieces make the puzzle look somewhat cheap (which, granted, it is cheap so I can't complain much. Otherwise, it's a very fun puzzle. Also, I was amused to find that the internal mechanism is just a 3x3x3, including separations between the pieces that don't move independently.
My first solve was easy because I got a pll skip on the corners, but I got an A perm the second solve and still can't solve it... very carefully disguised challenge would recommend to any mid-level 3x3 solver