Over on TP a young lad made a puzzle out of cardboard and good for him! What a creative idea. Seriously, I love what he did.
The photos that he posted got me thinking because I remember doing something similar ages ago. After a bit of discussion, the puzzles needed for the transformation were found and sods law, I couldn't find what I was looking for! But that has never stopped me! I made the puzzle any way. So today, you get photos of Rox "building a puzzle". (actually it's two puzzles, but whose counting?)
To begin with you need two different puzzles-a skewb diamond, and a skewb cube. Preferably the Meffert's brand rather than the Mozhi but hey, I'm not going to tell you what to buy. Be warned though, the Mozhi breaks easily.
So the first step is to tear those puzzles apart. Skewbs are easy that way. You just twist a bit and stick a flat head screwdriver edge in there and off you go. Pieces every where!
Next step, choose your core! To make the cubeoctahedron version, you need the core from the diamond. To make a star (of sorts) you need the core from the skewb. Yes, they really are different.
Step 4: put the bits back into the cores! Easy as pie.
Repeat the entire process for the next puzzle. Done!
And now you have two new puzzles to play with.
Ok, so if you really want it to look nice, you need to take the stickers/tiles off and completely redo them. Which leads me to my next idea...I'm off to email Uwe and ask for a few more puzzles.
Solving? There is none with what I have made here. maybe the star shaped one could be solved-I vaguely remembered it as being the case from when I really thought about it ages ago. But the other-not at all unless the stickers are fixed.
Two new puzzles out of two old puzzles. An easy transformation that even Rox can make! (did you see that I made it easy for you Kevin by adding the links to purchase these?)