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 Post subject: My Latest Creation: Mega HC Plus!
PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 10:07 am 
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Here are a couple of pictures of my latest puzzle creation, the Mega HC Plus!

It turns like a 2x2x2 and a Helicopter Cube, but with deeper slices on the edges than with the standard Helicopter Cube. The movement is good, but not optimal, and due to the large number of pieces (360) it ended up being very large. I also put two triangular stickers on the corner pieces to match the pattern of the rest of the puzzle. This is only for looks.

I will be making more of these in the future, and the estimated cost of this magnificent creation will be about $2000.


Enjoy the pictures!

p.s. I have included a UMC version for those wanting to play with one today! Just remove the ".txt", and it is ready to go.


Note to self: Trim sideburns...


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 Post subject: Re: My Latest Creation: Mega HC Plus!
PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 10:11 am 
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Add me to the waiting list, please.


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 Post subject: Re: My Latest Creation: Mega HC Plus!
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I'll take four of them. :)

BTW, turning a first-layer edge slice must be really cool.


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 Post subject: Re: My Latest Creation: Mega HC Plus!
PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 10:39 am 
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Oh man. That is just amazing. Very, very well done.


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 Post subject: Re: My Latest Creation: Mega HC Plus!
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Not to sound like an idiot but are you guys kidding? :D

How much can I get one of them Helicopter Cubes for? Yours always looked like they had superior quality.

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 Post subject: Re: My Latest Creation: Mega HC Plus!
PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 10:56 am 
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Im guessing its just a bunch of regular helocopter(sp) cubes together, look at the first picture of it turned, they aren't lined up correctly, there are some that just don't fit on correctly, like the cube was turned a bit more but then the other layer, front isn't turned extra

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 Post subject: Re: My Latest Creation: Mega HC Plus!
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 Post subject: Re: My Latest Creation: Mega HC Plus!
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This made my day. :lol:

I still want those Helicopter cubes, though.

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 Post subject: Re: My Latest Creation: Mega HC Plus!
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That's amazing Adam! Do you mind explaining how you could possibly get the first layer edge turn pieces to stay in :lol: :lol:.

Wonderful joke, made my day :D.

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 Post subject: Re: My Latest Creation: Mega HC Plus!
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EMarx wrote:
Not to sound like an idiot but are you guys kidding? :D


Wait, this isn't real??????? :?: :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: My Latest Creation: Mega HC Plus!
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oh god, I feel for it first time I saw it :lol:

The second picture gave it away, proper alignment of the helicopter cubes would of made it look more realistic :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: My Latest Creation: Mega HC Plus!
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Sorry, but I don't think it is =P

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 Post subject: Re: My Latest Creation: Mega HC Plus!
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Nice one!

At least it's not photoshopped! :P :lol: 8-)

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 Post subject: Re: My Latest Creation: Mega HC Plus!
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Well, crap.


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 Post subject: Re: My Latest Creation: Mega HC Plus!
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I will take 1 April of them!

No wait, I will take 32 March of them!

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 Post subject: Re: My Latest Creation: Mega HC Plus!
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Adam, did you end up using the Fisher "clip and slide" technique for the outer helicopter layer?

Congrats on an impossible build. I can't believe it.

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 Post subject: Re: My Latest Creation: Mega HC Plus!
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Aha! Nice! Saw in on the net before this post. Envious! 8-) :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: My Latest Creation: Mega HC Plus!
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One of the picture even shows a sticker on the inside of the puzzle. Just a freaking lot of HC cubes there, but nothing more. But it does look cool.

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I'll trade you for my 25 TB external hard drive :D

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 Post subject: Re: My Latest Creation: Mega HC Plus!
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I've been snagged by too many elsewhere to be held for more than a second on this one, but part of me still hopes it isn't a joke :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: My Latest Creation: Mega HC Plus!
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Before I even looked at the topic, I knew it was a joke. In the second picture, there's a yellow sticker underneath one of the "layers", which also gives it away.

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 Post subject: Re: My Latest Creation: Mega HC Plus!
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Very nice April Fools' topic, it almost looks real! I can almost imagine it actually turning...

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 Post subject: Re: My Latest Creation: Mega HC Plus!
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Doesnt this belong in new puzzles? :wink:

Yeah, that 2nd pic gave it away.

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 Post subject: Re: My Latest Creation: Mega HC Plus!
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The only reason I realized it was a joke was it was in General Topics. :P


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 Post subject: Re: My Latest Creation: Mega HC Plus!
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:facepalm:

You really had me there for a minute! :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: My Latest Creation: Mega HC Plus!
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Does this mean that the Helicopter Cube will be for sale soon? :)


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 Post subject: Re: My Latest Creation: Mega HC Plus!
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Well, if I'm correct, this can be made by simply gluing 8 helicopter cubes together

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 Post subject: Re: My Latest Creation: Mega HC Plus!
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I think I just died. The heli cube is my single favorite twisty puzzle ever. Seeing 8 of them in one pic is incredible.

Yes, that includes certain large order dodecahedrons :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: My Latest Creation: Mega HC Plus!
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Thanks for all the fun comments!

Here are some answers:
Real Puzzle? No.
Photoshop? No.
Is this just 8 Helicopter Cubes stacked together? No, there are only 7...
Are they for sale? Yes.
Are any available? Not right now. The ones in the picture are all sold/reserved.

The part count and estimated cost are accurate, so those with a calculator can do some figuring and start saving pennies.

I think the puzzle represented in the UMC file I posted is at least possible. The puzzle creation with 8 Helicopter Cubes would also be interesting, but tedious to scramble and solve due to individually turning the 6 puzzles affected by the edge turn. I think it would also end up with strange scrambled states due to the internal stickers. If anyone wants to make a computer simulation of the stacked HCs, go right ahead.

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you should have said that it combined a 4x4x4 and a master skewb. :twisted: :twisted:

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