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).
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.
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: