is a new puzzle with which you may build many shapes. Nothing was left to chance in the
initial shape. Each piece of the 3x3x3 cube has been logically designed. The twenty-seven
unit cubes all have a hole. Nine of those do not have a dowel, nine have a 1 unit-long
dowel and the last nine have a 2 unit-long dowel. Each group of 9 cubes may be divided
into 3 sub-groups of three cubes with different colors corresponding to different wood
species. Thus we end up with twenty-seven pieces, as pictured page 2 of the original
For each problem, all the holes and dowels
must be used (every dowel should fit inside a hole). Their actual position on the visible
sides are not shown though. One of the possible solutions to problem #1 is the
initial shape of the puzzle. Most of the other shapes should be built outside the wooden
stand using all the pieces.
The difficulty level is indicated for some more
difficult problems (see range of difficulty page 15). A solution to the problems marked
with an S is provided (see pages 11 & 12). The other problems always have
at least one solution.
Thanks to the many possible combinations of
pieces, you can also build your own shapes, as long as they contain twenty-seven unit
cubes. Pages 13 & 14 are left blank for you to add your own designs.
We wish you much pleasure with the exciting