Mefferts Mosaic Cube

Well, I got my new Mosaic Cube from Mefferts today.  Honestly the cube, though manufactured professionally, is still highly unstable.  The puzzle exploded several times on me after the first couple turns and isn’t very easy or fun to maneuver.  Which is too bad, as for a puzzle, this is a fun one to solve.

My first attempt, before the cube exploded, was to solve the corners, solve the edges, and then solve the centers.  But when the pieces went flying I learned that the centers aren’t floating pieces but actually joined together to the centers on the adjacent sides.  So after seeing the mechanics I realized it might be easier to solve corners, then centers, and then the edges.  This solution proved to be quite efficient, and I had the puzzle solved before leaving the post office parking lot.

Small Corner Turn on the Mosaic Cube

Single Edge Corner Turn

Jake Rueth's Mosaic Cube

Double Edge Corner Turn

The Mosaic Cube, turns in a unique way where you can turn 2 edges deep or 1 edge deep.
The one edge corner turn will be useful as it doesn not effect the inner center pieces.
This is how I go about solving this puzzle:

Step 1 –  Solve the Corners.

Mosaic Cube Step OneI start off by solving the corners.   This is pretty simple as the corners can never move, they are stationary, they simply rotate.

Step 2 – Solve the Centers

Solve the CentersNext step is to solve the Center pieces.

Each center square is not an individual piece but joined to the center on the adjacent side.

Knowing that the centers are joined, means you can position them amongst the corners and solve similarly like the “Dino Cube” or “Rainbow Cube”.

Step 3 – Solve the Edges

Jake Rueth shows how to solve the mosaic cube.This final step is also pretty easy. You can manuever the edges easily without destroying the solved centers and it is fairly easy to come up with your own algs for solving.  You can use similar concepts like the “SUNE” from the 3×3 cube.   Or you can use an easy 4 alg move similar to what we used to solve the rex cube, or pyraminx/pyraminx crystal.  Here is one easy alg that I’ll share with you:

Permutations on Mosaic Cube

Good luck, and have fun with this new puzzle!  Let me know if you have any questions while solving 😉


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