The Shengshou Mirror Block is a fun 3x3 shape mod, being a normal 3x3 cube with layers and pieces of different sizes, allowing it to shape shift. The colors are all the same, so it can be confusing to solve, but once you wrap your head around it, it's just like solving a normal 3x3.
Like most Shengshou products, it was very greasy and over lubed out of the box and required cleaning to remove the excess lubricant on the surface of the puzzle. It turns quite well for a mirror block, although the thinnest top layer is slow and hard to turn compared to the other thicker layers. After loosening the tensions a bit it helped, but the top layer still felt quite slow. The layers could corner cut to a small degree, although you won't really be needing lots of corner cutting on a mirror block anyways.
I enjoyed this cube until one day it got dropped and one of the corner pieces completely snapped off and broke, although it wasn't even dropped hard or from a large height, making me think the puzzle was cheaply built with brittle plastic. I have since replaced it with a QiYi mirror block, and overall the QiYi one is faster, has better corner cutting, and feels heavier with better quality plastic, not to mention its cheaper than the Shengshou one and also comes in more color options.
Overall this is a fun cube to solve, but the overall quality of the Shengshou version isn't the best. I would recommend the QiYi one instead. I still think this is a nice puzzle and it is very fun to solve, but there are better versions of it out there.
2017-05-22 02:10:56 UTC
Aidan Mckenzie said:
Fun to solve!
Fun to solve! Not the best but it's good. The stickers can peel a bit but it's not a big problem. It's solved just like a normal 3x3 but it's shapes instead of colors.
2017-04-15 22:20:43 UTC
Charles Gagné said:
A really good choice
Can't stop playing with it. It follow me everywhere. Simply WOW
2017-02-22 14:49:25 UTC
Jared Blackman said:
Very nice cube! I like how the sides move unequally and it is fun to solve! Very Good!
2017-02-18 16:48:32 UTC
Jeremy Blackman said:
very good cube!
This is a fun cube! Never jams and is crazy to solve. It's so unique and a nice addition to my collection.
2017-02-12 02:00:51 UTC
Leo Wang said:
smooth cube. Never cool color
2017-01-20 00:58:28 UTC
Gans Hands said:
looks cool when solved-no
cool looking when mixed up . . .
2016-11-11 16:45:30 UTC
this was a great cube out of the box. at first it was kind of confusing to figure out how to do it, but then i figured out that it was solved like a 3 by 3!
2016-10-13 00:39:14 UTC
Vincenzo Antonio Longo said:
Shengshou Mirror Block
This puzzle is excellent, the stickers look awesome, and from what I can tell should last a long time. This puzzle is insanely cheap for what you get and it turns very smoothly. You should buy it!
2016-07-25 18:59:49 UTC
Keali'i Transfield said:
Very cool shapeshifting cube and non-cubers go nuts when they see you solving it. Just the other day at work I was playing with at my desk and someone I knew saw it and was like "What the heck is that." I told him it was a rubik's and he just stopped and looked at it wondering how I solved it with no colors on each side. The puzzle is really smooth and actually really easy to solve as long as you know how to solve a regular 3x3. Would recommend.
2016-07-07 08:58:10 UTC
Matthew Harris said:
Shengshou Mirror Block
The Shengshou Mirror Block is a great 3x3 shape mod! It comes with some nice and shiny stickers (if you get the gold of the silver) and I have had no problems with them. The solve is pretty easy and overall it is a great puzzle. This is also great for getting into shape shifting and non WCA puzzles! I would totally recommend this.
2015-11-14 14:05:03 UTC
Do you have a mirror? If the answer to this question is no, then just get it! Awesome puzzle, not so difficult but still harder than a normal 3x3.
Only 7 dollars, just buy it!