Another modification of twisty puzzles involves restickering a puzzle cube to do things like maze puzzles, color-sudoku, and such.
I decided to do a take on this. I had a "stickerless" DaYan 2 Guhong "speed cube" that I had bought to see what this design of cube felt like. I'm by no means a speed cuber, but I figured I'd check it out. I decided that this cube would be a platform for trying a few different puzzle mods.
Being "stickerless", this meant that each piece's plastic is actually the cube's color (red, orange, blue, green, yellow, white) rather than having stickers applied to a black plastic cube. I kinda like the look of the stickerless cubes.
The first one I did was to shuffle up the cube, and put stickers (in this case, vinyl electrical tape diamonds) on it to look like pips on a die. In its solved state, it looked like a multicolored die, 6 opposite 1, 3 opposite 4 and 5 opposite 2. I didn't leave this cube in this state for very long, as I found that it was impossible for me to solve once it was mixed up. I cannot find a picture of it.
Next I decided to do something with it that I'm pretty sure hasn't been done before. I made it into an "Inverted" cube. Rather than it having colored stickers on a black cube, I have black stickers on a colored cube. Unfortunately, I ran out of black stickers, and had to use purple for the white side, but I've got some stickers on order to replace that and "complete" this cube.
It's a nice fun challenge to only be able to partially see the colors of the sides. I really like solving this one.
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