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Hazard Hex
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A Curvy Copter II modified into the shape of a hexagonal prism with hidden rhombic pieces.

The designer named it Hazard Hex because the stickers on the hexagonal faces resemble the biohazard symbol.

He was inspired by the subset of hexagonal turns present on puzzles with Rhombic Dodecahedral symmetry: the six rectangular faces can be scrambled like a "Floppy Hex Prism". The puzzle is mechanically identical to the Curvy Copter II, with the same external parts.

The puzzle uses a 6-axis core, with the actual center pieces hooking into a sphere. This provides greater overall stability, while sacrificing the ability to fine-tune tensions on each individual face. This allowed for the much smaller size.

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