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Grant's new 2x2x2x2x2

5D Shape: Hypercube

Physical Shape: “Rectangular prism”

Pieces: 32 5c

Designed: 2023 Feb 13

The Physical 2x2x2x2x2 (25) is a valid design that represents its virtual counterpart, designed by Akkei, Grant, and Andreas. Unlike the restricted 2x2x2x2x2, this puzzle would have the full freedom and moves of the virtual puzzle.


In the Hypercubers Discord, Akkei and Andreas were discussing how to represent the symmetries of a 5D 5c piece in 3D. They came upon a certain colouring of the rhombic triacontahedron that worked.

Akkei's 2×2×2×2×2


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Akkei quickly finished rendering the full puzzle, with all 32 pieces: Akkei's 2×2×2×2×2

A few hours later, Grant figured out a simpler way to arrange the stickers that still worked: Grant's 2×2×2×2×2

And 2 days later, after an extensive vc discussion, he rendered this different version where the pieces are oriented in a more readable way: Grant's new 2×2×2×2×2

This works because the rhombic triacontahedron can be viewed as 5 cubes circumscribed within it.