Twisty Puzzle Patterns
I have allocated a separate page to list the prettiest Rubik's Cube patterns and their algorithms to help you reproduce them on your own. Going further to other twisty puzzles we can open new dimensions and unleash our imagination even wider. In this gallery I present some ideas on how to create stunning patterns on various shapes of puzzles. In this case I will only give you one or two examples of each cube, letting you figure out the algorithms and come up with even more awesome schemes.
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Even the 2x2 small brother of the Magic Cube is enough to form a nice pattern. Find the algorithms for these nice motives on the page about the Pocket Cube. ~
The Professor’s Cube comes with a nice spiral design. This one looks great on bigger NxNxN puzzles as well. ~
Probably the most popular puzzle patterns are the snakes, where an uninterrupted line runs around the puzzle, making one or more turns on every face. On the right side you can see the "8 Void Cubes". ~
A gift wrapped and another spiral on the 7x7x7 big cube. ~
The 7x7 grid is enough for us to draw a Super Mario head. ~
The "Checkerboard" and the "Cube in cube" combined on a 9x9 cube. ~
We can make nice Rubik's Cube mosaics on a large 13x13x13 cube. RedKB explains in a YouTube video how to create a mosaic on each face of a big NxNxN cube.
This is how the SuperFlip looks like on a 13x13x13 cube. ~
Another popular shape mod is the Mastermorphix where you can invent great sculptures or schemes if you have one with colored stickers. ~
Tablecloth pattern on a 5x5x5 Mastermorphix. ~
Gem pattern on an axis cube, another 3x3 mod. ~
The flower model looks great on the Pyraminx.
Try the Flipped Edges: F L U' F L U' F L U' and the Checkerboard: F U F L' R U' F L R' ~
Plus signs on a Square-1 puzzle. ~
A Master Kilominx with a snake. ~
The dodecahedron-shaped Rubik's Cube is the Megaminx with a serpent wrapped around it. ~
A Gigaminx, wearing a checkerboard. ~
It takes quite a large snake to cover the Teraminx. ~
Marteen's is the longest reptile in our list and it's wrapping around a Petaminx. I couldn't find any image with a snake on a Yottaminx but I will be more than happy to publish it if you send me one. ~
Checkerboard pattern on a 30-color Petaminx. ~
A Crystal Pyraminx puzzle looking fabulous wearing flower patterns. ~
A "triangle in a triangle" and "two eyes" on a Rex Cube. ~
5x5x4 Cuboid wearing rings. ~
Cross on the 3x3x4 Cuboid Puzzle. ~
Circles on David's Gear Cube. ~
Chess board on a Gear Cube. ~
Blocks on a Helicopter Cube. ~
A Dayan Gem puzzle. ~
Checkerboard on the Master Skewb. ~
Exchanged centres on the Okamoto & Greg Lattice Cube. ~
Four points on the Box Cube. ~
Two examples of the Curvy Copter Skewb. ~
6 dots on a Mosaic Cube. ~
Magic Octahedron. ~
Hexagonal Prism. ~
4x4 Octahedron. ~
Chimera 2x2+6x6 (a bandaged 6x6x6). ~
Circles on the Crazy i-Cube 3x3x4. ~
Crazy 3x3x3 Plus schemes. ~
The Real Bi-5 puzzle bandaged cube. ~
Latch cube. ~
Cross on the 3x3x3 Mixup Plus Cube ~
A Crazy Tetrahedron. ~
For more stunning examples of twisty puzzle patterns join the Puzzle Photography Facebook group, browse the CubePatterns BlogSpot page or look around in the TwistyPuzzles forum in the allocated thread where you can find algorithms for most of the examples.
The Master Mixup cube wrapped with a checked ribbon. ~
Check out the 3x3 Cube Patterns gallery with algorithms.