Bubbloid Barrel Puzzle

Tony Fisher's Bubbloid Barrel Puzzle
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Final design

Finished

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Original concept

Dimensions

26th July 2016

30th July 2016

30th July 2016

Tony Fisher / Carl Hoff / Anthony Villaveiran

7.2 cm high / 2.8 inch

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In July 2016 Calvin (HKnowStore) released factory made versions of Carl Hoff's Bubbloid 4x4x5 and 4x5x5 puzzles (available here). Shortly after receiving one of each I transformed the 4x4x5 into a barrel (or cylinder) shape. All work was done by hand including the stickers. The puzzle works fine though it's a little stiff and sometimes catches. This matches the quality of the original Bubbloid it was made from. Puzzles with very sharp angles typically have movement problems since they can obviously catch more easily than a Rubik's Cube for example.

Tony Fisher's Bubbloid Barrel Puzzle
Orange end of my Bubbloid Barrel.
Tony Fisher's Bubbloid Barrel Puzzle
In the hand.
Tony Fisher's Bubbloid Barrel Puzzle
A part turn.
Tony Fisher's Bubbloid Barrel Puzzle
My Bubbloid Barrel shapeshifts.
Tony Fisher's Bubbloid Barrel Puzzle
After three or four moves.
Tony Fisher's Bubbloid Barrel Puzzle
The shapeshifting enables some interesting shapes.
Tony Fisher's Bubbloid Barrel Puzzle
Fully mixed Bubbloid Barrel.
Tony Fisher's Bubbloid Barrel Puzzle
These are the two Bubbloids Calvin released in July 2016. I made my version from the left one. Click on photo for purchase details.

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