* Rainbow Cube *

* Purchased from PUZL.co.uk 2007. *

(plastic, 2.25 inches)

This puzzle is shaped like the
*Cuboctahedron*
(a cube with the corners cut off);
there are six square faces corresponding to the faces of a cube
(opposite pairs are colored
*red*, *yellow*, and *orange*)
and eight triangular faces corresponding to the corners of a cube
(opposite pairs are colored
*green*, *blue*, *light blue*, and *purple*).
However,
the operation of this puzzle is different.
Here, triangular faces
(formed from 4 little triangles)
can be rotated.

*Jaap's Page*
gives a solution,
notes that this puzzle has eight axes of rotation like the
Skewb,
and discusses the relationship of this puzzle to the
*Dino Cube*,
*Brain Twist*,
and
*Platypus*.

**Further Reading**

*Jaap's Page*,
from: http://www.jaapsch.net/puzzles