GeekDad Challenge of the Week: Lego My Ego!

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After getting a box of goodies at a garage sale, I spent 30 minutes trying unsuccessfully to explain the difference between Optimus Prime and Voltron to my five-year old. And then I found myself supremely challenged to metamorphasize the new-school Transformers. In other words, my ego (or “geek-go”) is bruised and battered. What do I do when my self image is threatened? I turn to Lego, which is much more than you needed to know about the following puzzle:

With the following standard Lego pieces, how can you form a regular hexahedron, aka a cube?

12 of the following: brick 2×4′s

8 of the following: brick 2×3′s

8 of the following: brick 2×2′s

The correct answer must use all the pieces and, like a good cube, the answer must have six, defined, planar faces all of equal dimensions.

Send your answer to GeekDad Puzzle Central, preferably in picture or diagram form, by the end of the day on Friday and you could win a $50.00 ThinkGeek gift certificate!

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