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Make a classic Soma puzzle

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Looking for a homemade gift or just a fun game. Try making this classic Soma puzzle.


  • Saw
  • Wood glue
  • Sandpaper
  • Tape
  • Paint or oil finish
  • 16-inch-long board, 1 inch thick and at least 3 inches wide


Step 1: Cut 27 1-inch-cube blocks

Step 2: Sand each piece

Step 3: Assemble and glue the 7 separate shapes A through G as shown. Use tape to hold the pieces together until they are dry.

Step 4: After the glue dries, remove tape and do a final sanding of the 7 puzzle pieces.

Step 5: Oil or paint the shapes.


See if you can assemble the pieces into a cube. In addition to building the cube, you can click here to learn to make other Soma structures.


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11 Comments on Make a classic Soma puzzle

  1. tht is awesome man.. i want 2 build myself 1 of those… very koool….. =)

  2. guys….its not a rubicks cube. if it was, it would say so

  3. I have seen those

  4. isnt it called a rubicks cube?

  5. bunnyman11(archer flame yoshi) // December 9, 2008 at 3:47 pm // Reply

    is a soma puzzle kind of like a rubix cube? or do you slide the pieces out?

  6. my schoolteacher made one of those in class

  7. This rocks! I’ll be doing this every single day! Even my cats love this! Someday I’d like to do this again and again and again!

  8. I love it it’s so awesome!

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