16 Sep 1999
Many people ask, Where can I buy a SOMA puzzle?
From Lluis Rubio Suárez-Pazos I received the idea, that dices can be used:
Actually he gave me a package of dices to do the test.
SOMA sets can be made with parcheesi or poker dices: These come in mono or bi-color, and as each dice is 1 cm, the size of the cube will be about 3 cm.
I think it could be difficult to build with so
small pieces, but I'm sure they will make pretty
Bigger dices can be used of course, 3 cm. (1") will be a really handy size.
The numbering of the dices is only helpfull in
building the cube itself, but it's a great way to
produce extra SOMA sets, so that you can start solving
Double set SOMA's, and it's also a fine way to
May I suggest two cubes, One RED and one YELLOW
When you glue the dices I suggest that you place them so that they form the cube
/166/446/244 /117/356/222 /377/357/355
Turn ALL dices so that they have: 5 at the top, 1 to
in this way "One side is all 1, the next all 2, etc". in the same order as the dice themselves.
With such two cubes, it would be possible to solve/build some of the figures shown in the - 'Multi Specials DS001025' group (Color Banding)
- submitted by Lluis Rubio Suárez Pazos and Thorleif Bundgård
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