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A 3x3x3 truncated on twelve edges to create the shape of a dodecahedron.
This is not the first 3x3x3 in shape of a dodecahedron. The first was made by Tony Fisher. But that was made by extending the pieces of an existing 3x3x3.
For the variant in this entry only truncations were used. Therefore the distance between opposing edges equals 57 mm, the edge length of a standard 3x3x3.
The first version was made completely from wood by Shen Yueh-lin from 2007, see the fourth image. After Andreas Nortmann saw these images he created the first plastic version in 2008.
Diameter: 24 mm
Weight: 89 grams
In 2009 Josh Bostick followed with a variant out of white plastic. Finally in 2010 a mass produced version hit the market.
This puzzle is part of the series "Sharp Edges". All modifications of this series are made by truncating an 3x3x3 on its edges. These truncations are not symmetrically as in the octagon regularly. One dimension of the cut goes deeper than the other. The best example to view the cutting depths is "Idiots Windmill" which is in the museum too.
The technical signature (1810452882060) indicates where to cut the original cube.
This member of the series is made solely by truncating.
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