Gear Cube Extreme - White
|Object||Mix up and than put back to start|
|Difficulty||Level 10 - Mind Boggling|
|Types||Oskar van Deventer, Meffert's Rotational Puzzles|
|Dimensions||2 1/3 in x 2 1/3 in x 2 1/3 in / 6 cm x 6 cm x 6 cm|
|Packaging||Clear Plastic Box|
The Gear Cube Extreme is made with a white ABS plastic body. The Idea of this puzzle is to scramble all of the colors and then organize them backmto the start position. This cube has gears throughout its mechanism which causes edge pieces to rotate out of their normal square position, unlike the original Gear Cube, this puzzle has four pieces that are non-geared, which allow two of the six faces to turn at a 90° angle, as opposed to the other four faces that rotate at an 180° angle. The designer of Gear Cube Extreme, Oskar van Deventer from Leidschendam in the Netherlands, started designing puzzles when he was 12, and has now been designing for over 30 years. Oskar originally designed the four non gear edges independently, so that one could convert their Gear Cube into the Extreme version, which he called the Anisotropic Cube. The Gear Cube Extreme is now manufactured by Meffert’s Rotations Puzzles. Uwe Meffert, born in Wernigerode, Germany, not only manufactures the puzzles, but has designed many of his own puzzles as well.
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This puzzle is excellent. If you can solve the Gear Cube, you'll be ready to take a stab at the Gear Cube Extreme... but it really is much more difficult. It has fewer gears than the Gear Cube... in fact, the four non-geared edges allow you to make quarter-turns along one axis. But this actually makes the puzzle much, much more difficult. It combines the gearing fun of the Gear Cube with the ridiculous difficulty (mine said "12 out of 10" for difficulty on the box...) of other puzzles. Buy it to impress your friends and/or if you want a very difficult puzzle.