Categories: Origami

Origami SOMA Cube Puzzle

Designed by Jo Nakashima (07/2019)
Difficulty level: simple
My paper: 12cm x 12cm origami paper (27 sheets)

The SOMA Cube is a puzzle invented by Piet Hein in 1933. It has seven different pieces made from unit cubes that must be assembled into a 3x3x3 cube (and a variety of other shapes).

More shapes

There are hundreds of different shapes that you can assemble with the SOMA cube. You can see below 40 sample shapes that you can try. I recommend you visit Thorleif’s SOMA page for more info and different figures.

Helpful videos

To make the origami SOMA Cube Puzzle you’ll need to fold a 5×5 grid on every sheet of paper that you’ll use. In the tutorial I show the “origami way” to do that, without a ruler or any kind of tool. But the videos below can help you in this task:

Jo Nakashima @jonakashima

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