I’ve received tons of requests to put together a video showcasing my puzzle collection. I’ve resisted for a while, since I frankly don’t find it that interesting to watch someone talk — and for thirty minutes at that!?! — about their puzzles. But, as one subscriber noted, I do have a few unique cubes in the collection. So, why not? Here’s a video of my puzzle collection as of June 2014:
In my last post, I wrote about new custom stickers from Olivér Nagy. Besides some great new custom logo stickers, he and I worked on a sticker template for Rubik’s-brand Void Cubes. The OEM Void stickers have a ridiculous pattern of concentric circles and the color scheme is a bit funky — with white replaced by red and red replaced by a magenta-purple. Re‑stickering to a familiar color scheme made it a lot easier to solve!
As long as I had the camera rolling, I decided to do a quick walk-through video. A lot of folks think the Void Cube is some alien beast when it comes to solves. In reality, with one key parity exception, it solves just like a 3×3. The video walks through that parity issue, which is more fully explained after the jump.
I’ve been a little obsessed with finding the perfect logo and the perfect logo stickers to go with it. I think this is my third or fourth post about logos and stickers, having previously written about stickers from both Olivér Nagy and (the now-defunct) Puzzle Addictions.
Time to order new stickers, I turned to Olivér’s store again. I ordered stickers to match my more refined (drop-shadowed and “glared”) logo. I also developed new variant to match my unique color scheme on white cubes — switching yellow to gray, white to black, and the black gridlines to white to emulate white plastic. As shown in this video, the stickers came out great!