And yes, I totally cheated.
My dad found this book in his attic, and it is the very same book that I used as a child. As I mentioned before, this is the book that we had sitting around the house and even with that in front of me, as a little kid I still couldn’t get the cube to work properly.
I don’t know what planet I was on as a child, because as an adult it took about five minutes from opening the book to completing the cube.
I’m happy that it’s done because it was annoying me sitting there on the desk all half-finished. I’m annoyed that I had to use the book to complete it, but equally I know that I would never be able to do it without. I messed it up so many times and only ever managed to salvage the cube back to having one side complete and some odds and ends around the rest of the colours.