These seven cubes provide a sturdy square base for your own Q-BA-MAZE design experiments. This base is from one of the designs that comes with each 50-pack. It is a good base for beginners. I use this when introducing Q-BA-MAZE to five-year-olds or sixty-five-year-olds : )
For a bigger design challenge, you can make structures that have only a single cube as the base.
When the lowest cubes in a structure are bottom-exit cubes, the marbles will gather in these. If you want the marbles to shoot out of the base, use single-exit or double-exit cubes as the lowest cubes instead.
See the Q-BA-MAZE plans page for examples of many structures and many different base designs.
Starting from the seven-cube square base, the photos below show a few steps in the construction of an experimental tower design using the cubes of a 50-pack:
In the first photo, notice how four cubes can cantilever out to the one side of the seven-cube square base. See this earlier blog post for more ideas about cantilevering with Q-BA-MAZE.