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A restricted hexagonal prism in shape of a hexahedron
Like the name suggests this puzzle is a follow-up of the Twisted-8. Like the latter puzzle this one started as a vertex- and edge turning puzzle. As shape a trapezohedron was choosen. This time a trigonal trapezohedron. The hexahedron (aka cube) is a special case of the trigonal trapezohedron so this well known shape came out as the result.
The puzzle allows twists around two opposing corners (of 120°) and twists around 6 edges (of 180°). Since the axis system is identical to a hexagonal prisms the corner twists should allow moves of 60°. The cuts of the puzzle also seem to support these twists but the mechanism which relies on magnets does not.
This puzzle can therefore be called restricted. Furthermore it does not change its shape what it would have done if the 60°-turn had been possible.
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