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Recent News Post: 420 by tohno - 4th May 2017
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ITT: General collectibles / Random objects you keep as dear.
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>> No. 3037 [Edit]
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I'm waiting for another great n-ary puzzle, but it takes too long.

Meanwhile, Shengshou mirror cube.

I'm also considering to start making mods, as soon as I have the time.
>> No. 3040 [Edit]
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Finally here: Zahnradlaby (Double Gear Maze), by Jean-Claude Constantin (1st version).

After the first movements, I quickly realized something was wrong. In this case, it was assembled correctly but one of the ball was placed in the wrong spot and so the puzzle couldn't be solved. It was a bit hard but I managed to get the ball out and now the puzzle works correctly. Very beautiful...
>> No. 3041 [Edit]
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... and so, here's my Jean-Claude Constantin and Jürgen Reiche puzzle collection so far. I might give it a rest for a while.

Post edited on 22nd Mar 2016, 4:27pm
>> No. 3042 [Edit]
I really wanna try this thing!
>> No. 3043 [Edit]
>> No. 3044 [Edit]
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It came out way too easily, specially for a Constantin puzzle. Pretty enjoyable all the same.
>> No. 3047 [Edit]
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Hellraiser 3x3 sticker mod:

It only works on Rubik's brand cubes (slightly larger) and now they all have tiles instead of stickers, so the borders of the new stickers can get a little messed up. Nice looking all the same and harder to solve than I thought.
>> No. 3048 [Edit]
I've love to have one that works the way it does in the movie, even if it is impossible.
>> No. 3049 [Edit]
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If you mean the mechanism: yes, it's very appealing.
If you mean the results: I'm already in Hell, so...
>> No. 3050 [Edit]
Didn't it also turn at the corners?
>> No. 3051 [Edit]
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Actually, you could do that one with a Dino Cube sticker mod. Might get it done someday.

Post edited on 30th Mar 2016, 12:46am
>> No. 3053 [Edit]
If you're a wealthy hardcore fan, you could comission one of these:
>> No. 3054 [Edit]
I've seen those before, they're pretty neat. I'm not 'that' big of a fan of the series though. I stopped watching them after the forth or fifth film.
>> No. 3056 [Edit]
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Shengshou 7x7 mini
>> No. 3058 [Edit]
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Another sticker mod: Answer (42) cube, which is a homage to The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy...

In order to really shine, it must use both white and black cubies in a very specific pattern.
>> No. 3060 [Edit]
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This is what I could put together with the remaining cubies: a bicolor to try some patterns on (I wanted a checkerboard but it was impossible with the available pieces). Not bad but not great either. I might do something else with it soon.
>> No. 3064 [Edit]
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So I gave the mid layer a metallized blood hue, making it a tricolor.

Very simple idea, trivial solve, but I think it looks neat.

I see it as a Snow-White (Schneewittchen) color scheme. It can also remind of the North German Confederation / Nazi flag, but the color order would be different.
>> No. 3067 [Edit]
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Cubo cobra camaleón.

It has 2 solutions. Could have 3 or even 4 with the same concept, but whatever. Nice one.
>> No. 3069 [Edit]
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Shengshou gigaminx (white base).
Gorgeous and incredibly soft-turning.
>> No. 3072 [Edit]
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Moyu Weilong GTS (brown base).

Amazing speedcube. A little too fast for me but I'll try to adapt to it.
>> No. 3073 [Edit]
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Babylon Tower.

Easier than expected, though not trivial.
Very pretty and quite fun.
>> No. 3074 [Edit]
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Flowerminx (black base).

I bought it in white from Mefferts long ago, but it got lost/stolen in transit. I saw this chance with a local seller and ended up liking it better.

Pretty damned stiff in the beginning, but a bit of tension-adjusting and lub gets it ready for use (although pieces still catch up frequently). Beautiful and very easy to solve.
>> No. 3080 [Edit]
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Finally here: Yoshimoto cube.

You can learn more about it here, also an excelent channel about maths:
>> No. 3081 [Edit]
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3x3 Magnetic Cube.

Fortunately I was still able to get one with squared corners in classical dice colors (i.e. none).

Nice video about the polarity problems their design involve:

Post edited on 27th Jun 2016, 3:24pm
>> No. 3082 [Edit]
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Armadillo cube.

I didn't like the original color code, so I changed it to look more like a gradient. Now I love it.

Post edited on 28th Jun 2016, 9:32pm
>> No. 3083 [Edit]
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All corners and faces.
>> No. 3084 [Edit]
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Z Ghost Cube transparent.

Actually an unstickered Ninja Cube, but I much prefer it like this, like a Crystal Ghost.
>> No. 3085 [Edit]
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Glow in the dark stickers 3x3 cube.

More like this at:
>> No. 3087 [Edit]
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6 color Glow in the Dark stickers 3x3 cube.

Colors are slightly better than in pic. Nice effect, but needs to charge for a while and runs out rather quickly (specially the red side).
>> No. 3088 [Edit]
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ShengShou Mastermorphix Stickerless.
>> No. 3089 [Edit]
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ShengShou Aurora megaminx.
>> No. 3090 [Edit]
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5x5 QiYi stickerless
>> No. 3091 [Edit]
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Hexaminx blue metallized (stickerless).

Hexaminx is a cubic mod of the classic megaminx, in which the 12 faces of the second become the 12 edges of the former. I took the stickers off to make this metallized version really shine; I much prefer it like this and it's still a challenge, cause getting back into the cubic shape gets even more confusing.
>> No. 3092 [Edit]
That's pretty cool.
>> No. 3108 [Edit]
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The entire collection finally in one place.

It really is.
>> No. 3109 [Edit]
You've got a really awesome puzzle collection.
>> No. 3114 [Edit]
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The first mod I've made (only covered it in wood really, but still). Might add varnish later.

>> No. 3115 [Edit]
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Pic during the making of.
>> No. 3116 [Edit]
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Testing 123
>> No. 3117 [Edit]
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>> No. 3118 [Edit]
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Wooden 3x3
>> No. 3121 [Edit]
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Gan365 Air.

EXCEDINGLY fast cube at its peek configuration, even more than >>3072.
>> No. 3122 [Edit]
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Carl Hoff's Bubbloid 4x4x5.

It popped out at the very first turn, on the bus. After some adjusting and lubbing it gets much better.
>> No. 3123 [Edit]
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Meffert's Nautilus puzzle.

Very pretty.
>> No. 3124 [Edit]
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Tuttminx (by Very Puzzle).

While lubbing it, I broke an internal piece but managed to fix it (otherwise it'd be USD 54 down the drain). Stickers are DIY, so I tried to make a gradient with them.

If anyone's interested, the main geometry is what you'd call the Goldberg Polyehedron G(1,1)...

Post edited on 22nd Sep 2016, 10:32am
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>> No. 3159 [Edit]
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Carni Chaak 3x3.
>> No. 3226 [Edit]
Just thought I'd give you a heads up, the latch cube is back in stock on hknow. Since it's more of a rarer puzzle now, I figured you may want to buy it.

I'll be posting my own collection once the card reader I ordered comes in.
>> No. 3255 [Edit]
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You might find this interesting.
>> No. 3256 [Edit]
very nice, thank you for sharing
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