I wasn't really sure where to post this one. I did this for my 3d design class. The project was to construct a functional piece of furniture based on a toy. We had to use wood and this is my very first experience using the wood shop, which I now LOVE! (Thank God for wood putty though!!!)
We made these in pairs, but my partner was nice enough to let me keep it. So my piece was inspired by a rubick's cube, and I really wanted movable parts, so we installed a lazy susan between the first and second layers, which was a little tricky. So after a whole lot of trouble and a few mistakes, it was a good thing we didn't try to make all 3 layers spin.
Anyway, it is only INSPIRED by the rubicks cube, not meant to copy it. A lot of critiques in class were that it wasn't colored, and that they couldn't immediately tell what the toy was.... seriously? anyway, it's probably better that it's not immediately recognizable, because that means we did the project right. Also I was afraid if we did colors it might get a little tacky.
So I pretty much absolutely love it, and I'm already planning more furniture to make for my apartment.
I've never tried this, but here is a video of the lazy susan in action:http://s241.photobucket.com/albums/ff29/lauras_crochet/?action=view¤t=PICT0049.flv