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Multidodecahedron
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The all-in-one face turning dodecahedron which collects all the pieces of the Megaminx and Master Pentultimate.

This puzzle implements the concept of the Multidodecahedron first conceived and presented by Carl Hoff in 2009. This should collect all pieces which are present in all face turning dodecahedra with planar and equidistant cuts. Therefore the Megaminx, Pyraminx Crystal, Starminx, Master Pentultimate and Pentultimate are "only" subsets of this puzzle.

In fact the Master Pentultimate designed by Tom van der Zanden already has all these pieces although the pieces of the megaminx are hidden under the rest. The designers challenge was to find a way to make this inner pieces visible to the outside again. He introduced the "wire frame"-pieces to make the inner pieces visible and still allow good rotation of the complete puzzle.
Images 8-16 show how the puzzle is assembled phase by phase. Please not that in image 12 the first set of stickers is applied although not all pieces are in place.
This puzzle consists of 197 pieces and needs 312 stickers.
Edge length: 36 mm
Weight: 150 grams

On the last days of 2011 Brandon Enright presented a sticker variant, basically a Super Multidodecahedron. That means all pieces are distinguishable and have a visible orientation. Image 17 shows detailed view of this variant.

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Thank you to the following people for their assistance in helping collect the information on this page: Andreas Nortmann, Jack Lieberman.

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