Cube-A-Libre (Super Deluxe Bewildering Blocks) by Harries(c. 2001)
I have owned a few different Cube-A-Libre effects and this one, from those fine magic manufacturers Harries in Sweden, might not be quite the very best, but it is very close and I have found it the easiest to use. The other ones I have used worked on a pressure principle. This one uses a simple hidden lever and it makes the mechanism very smooth.
So from a practical stand point this is the most likely to be performed. The gimmicks are made of a fairly light plastic, but they appear to be durable and I have no issues with them. The blocks themselves are wood with numbers stuck on, and the case is plastic. All done with the usual Harries’ quality that we have grown to love. I would probably say that this is one of the nicest items Harries produces. That being said, when it comes to performing I personally prefer their smaller Crazy Cubes to actually perform because I think 4 cubes is a more manageable and easier number for audiences to follow.
Effect: The performer shows 2 sets of blocks numbered 1-6 on each. Each block is shown separately and stacked one on top of the other. A decorative wooden tube is introduced and shown to be empty. It is then placed over one of the stacks of blocks. Performer has spectators call out different numbers and the uncovered stack of blocks is then rearranged to correspond with the numbers the spectators have selected. When the tube is instantly removed, both sets of blocks are in precisely the same order! And if that isn’t startling enough, you can repeat this several more times. Each and every time both stacks of blocks end up in the same numerical sequence. If you have ever seen this classic routine you already know how it devastates an audience. There is no explanation in their mind as to how this can possibly happen.
Approx. Price: $449.95 (06/2007) ***Notice: I am not a dealer and this item is not for sale on this site. It maybe available in the links below or at our sister site: qualitymagicsales.com, but not from here so please do not ask.
If you want to submit a product review, but don't have an account yet, click here
Photos + Text © Martin's Magic. All Rights Reserved.