In the search for harder and harder puzzles many puzzlers have discovered that one way to achieve this is to join cubes together. Not long after Enro Rubik released his basic Rubik’s Cube people started looking for something harder and within a year the first Siamese Twins Cubes joined cubes was created. And they’ve been getting harder ever since!
Joining more and more and more just makes everything that much more complicated. So why not go to the Quadruple 2x2x2 twisty puzzle? Four 2x2x2 cubes joined together makes it really hard!
And joined multicubes are a bit like transformer toys. They don’t always stay in a line like you see when you get the puzzle. They can turn back around on themselves and make very interesting shapes like the double stacked cubes that look like two sets of 2 cubes in the photo. Can you get them into this shape… then back again?
We’ve got double and triple joined cubes as well if you want the whole set.
Invented by Chen Sen Li and manufactured by Eastsheen Industrial Ltd. Eastsheen claim that their cubes have smoother rotation than the regular Rubik’s cube for very fast use.
Size of each 2x2x2 cube is 48mm x 48mm x 48mm
Eastsheen actually provide a printed solution sheet for solving the 2×2 cube. Most Twisty puzzles, Rubik’s Cubes, and others do not provide a printed solution. Usually, it requires a book or a video. But the basis of this puzzle is the 2×2 cube so it is a little easier… that is until you attach two of them together! The basic steps they lay out in the solution to solve the 2×2 twisty cube is in these steps.
More details on the printed solution sheet.
1. Decide the top colour
2. Undo the colour at the side of the top layer
3. Turning the uncompleted bottom layer to the top
4. Position the cubes correctly
5. Switch the colours of cubes without switching their position
The solution also details a couple of handy hints depending on different situations you may find your cube in. Also for solving clockwise or anti-clockwise. All in all it seems very helpful. But there are also lots of You Tube videos on the internet to help to solve twisty puzzles these days.