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Silent Hill 2 Cube Puzzle Papercraft
Report filed by Aug 1st, 2016

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This is a papercraft project to make a moving (mostly) paper cube puzzle like the one in the labyrinth in Silent Hill 2. First, you need to print out both pages. I used pamphlet paper, which is a bit thicker and glossier than regular paper. In addition to the printouts, you need:

  • scissors
  • glue/tape
  • about 12″ of thick wire, I bought some that is for jewelry but the kind for flower arrangements or other semi-thick/rigid wire would also work. It shouldn’t be too flimsy though, because you want it to keep its shape.
  • a drinking straw

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1. Cut out the shapes on the outer lines. Once you have the cube part cut out, crease it between the square faces and along the lines for the tabs.
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2. Using a knife or sharp pencil, poke a hole in the middle of the noses of the green and yellow-eyed faces where indicated. This is where the wires will go so it can rotate vertically.
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3. Using tape or glue, fold it together to form a cube with the tabs on the inside so you can’t see them.
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4. Cut a piece of drinking straw to about 2″. On one end, make four cuts 1/2.” Cut the hole out of the middle of the circle for the base.
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5. Stick the straw through the hole in the base. Spread out the cut ends of the straw on the underside.
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6. Tape these down as shown to the underside. For added weight, you can also trace the circle onto cardboard and glue that to the underside, or tape a heavy coin underneath.
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7. Other side of the base should look like this now. Cover it with the rectangular piece, attach with tape so you can’t see the straw anymore.
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8. Using the template on the 2nd sheet, fold the wire in half and twist it so you have about 1/2″ of twisted wire. Then follow the template to show you where the other bends should go.
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9. Cover the wires with the folded pieces. Attach with glue or tape.
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10. Mine turned out a bit wobbly because I’d bent the wires so many times, and the wire was a bit bendy to begin with. I will make another base when I buy more wire
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