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Pipe dream?????
i think that there is not enough patience here...



soon...

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Pipe dream?????
i think that there is not enough patience here...


Please don't be offended. I think a lot of us were/are on the edge of our seats waiting to see these puzzles be produced. When your projected date of September came and went, I suspect some people began to wonder if it was too good to be true.

How about giving us an update so we don't lose faith? How is production going? What has been holding you up?

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NEWCUBES wrote:
i think that there is not enough patience here...
http://www.olympicube.com



I don't know how patient we are but I can tell you we are all very eager to try out these NEW CUBES.

Please any info would be greatly appreciated.

-future customer
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Will all the cubes be available at the same time or are they going to be released in a certain order?

Do you have any of the cubes ready for sale? Even when 2 <= N <= 5?


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Can you post a picture of a prototype? I know there must be one. Blueprints are one thing, but I highly doubt anyone would risk patenting and mass producing such a puzzle without a working prototype to prove its integrity to at least yourself if noone else. If you could just provide us with something we would be less likely to be skeptical.


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Just some thoughts that are probably obvious to most but haven't been stated here:

The New Cubes people may be at a place in their design and business processes where it is better not to discuss the state of things until they make it over some more hurdles or complete some next tasks. Some twists may have come up that are making things take longer than expected, and there could be many reasons for that. They proudly announced completing part of their patent process, which is great, and it seems reasonable to think they are looking forward to announcing their next steps and showing their work when they can.


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Kid_With_Teh_moHawk wrote:
ive seen the site before a while back and i am just as excited as the rest of you.. although my measily 20 bucks a weeks might not be fast enough to buy such large cubes...to think a 5x5 is $30-$50 a 6x6 might be over a months savings...i dont even want to think about 11x11 *passes out*
your lucky you get that much you pouseur! jking, havent talked to you in a while though get on line a little more

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Am i pipedreaming?
the products will be GUARANTEED

http://www.olympicube.com


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w00t!!!

Looks great, I can't wait to get my hands on one.

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Thanks to Darryl I have seen the vid and I'm astounded at the quality and robust nature of this puzzle.

NEWCUBES, please accept my appologies in doubting your claims. EXCELLENT job my friend. Please let us know when they are available for purchase.

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If anyone uses an eDonkey P2P network, I can easily share the file there. My client is eMule, but there is plenty of other clients.

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Hi,

when we load the video we made something like a test that's why we did not mentioned anything.
Although the 1+1/2 days were enough for some guys to find it and to announce it.
It's inventor's wish not to reload the video only because the product is not yet completely ready.
We will improve it a lot in the following months as at the same time building the No7 and the No5.
As a result we will appreciate if noone share the video on line via the web(on a network or on a web page).
If someone want to see it because he didn't have the opportunity please e-mail to info@olympicube.com and we will send him the video in private.

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Hi all puzzle friends!

This is the latest version of the Olympic Cube No 6a invented and created by Mr Panayotis Verdes in Greece.
We will present - not sale- this new cube for the first time worldwide during the summer.
We will also load a new video in the next few days.

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amazing =]
i'll be looking foward to watching the vid clip, i remember missing out on the 7x7 vid last time =/

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I require this to continue to exist. Must... acquire...

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I am looking forward to THE SALE!!!! Hopefully more details will be coming soon. :)

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I would still like to know the SIZE of this puzzle. Is it 70mm per edge? 65mm? 60? All I want is its dimensions. I don't know if this question was ever answered.

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Hmm... what do you guys think?
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 5214877984
(sorry for posting before the auction is over but...)


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StefanPochmann wrote:
Hmm... what do you guys think?
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 5214877984
(sorry for posting before the auction is over but...)


Is it just me or is that NEWCUBES ID for ebay because how may other auctions do you see a mixed white plastic 6x6x6 cube in a picture on a auction page. Coincidence I don't think so :wink: .

BTW!!! Thanks for posting auction. I was thinking about posting it somewhere. I like what there selling I just wish they had better stickers for the item there selling.


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The same or similar 6x6x6 is on http://www.pt.lu/geohelm/myweb/cubeold.htm (if it doesn't work google 6x6x6 cube and select the 2nd with georges helm mentioned). Various mixed up pictures are shown but you never see it part way through a move.


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No, they're different persons but indeed it's an Olypicube (I asked). Thanks Tony for the link, there are many good pictures (also an "evil twin" of the revenge, btw :)). Oh, and...
http://www.puzzleworld.org/DesignCompet ... ntries.htm


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Have a look at http://helmsoft.org/cube/cubcol2005/
Scroll down to the 6x6x6 cube pictures - there is one part way through a move.


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As I am a lucky person, I got a 6x6x6 prototype from the inventor, Mr Panayotis Verdes. This cube is of course an amazing addition to my collection. But it is more than that. I have been waiting from 1983 till now to have one . When I posted the news of the coming 6x6x6 cube on June 29th, 2004 at my cube page http://cube.helm.lu I was aware that I had to be patient still. A year or more didn't matter to me, because I believed in Mr Verdes. I was proven right 10 days ago when the postman brought me the cube. This is simply fantastic and I'm happy.


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 Post subject: web address for georges helm's cube page
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Tony Fisher wrote:
The same or similar 6x6x6 is on http://www.pt.lu/geohelm/myweb/cubeold.htm (if it doesn't work google 6x6x6 cube and select the 2nd with georges helm mentioned). Various mixed up pictures are shown but you never see it part way through a move.

The correct address is http://webplaza.pt.lu/geohelm/myweb/cubeold.htm , not http://www.pt.lu.... - or more simple cube.helm.lu


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Yowsa! I can imagine in my mind a stack of cubes with 11x11x11 on the bottom and 2x2x2 on the top -- or maybe a sugarcube.


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Hi again,

This picture of the O.C No6a is for Mr Georges Helm especially!

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A few questions that everyone's probably thinking:

1) What's the updated availability date?
2) What's the estimated cost going to be?
3) How are the other n 2..11 coming along?
4) Are you going to sell direct or through resellers?

Also, can I get a prototype too? I figure it wouldn't hurt to ask. The worse you could do is say "no". :)


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blogan wrote:
3) How are the other n 2..11 coming along?


Don't you mean 6 through 11? Or are they going to make the full run of 2 through 11 cubes. I didn't hear anything of that at all. I could be wrong though.

blogan wrote:
Also, can I get a prototype too?


Dear God I hope you do. Then I'll be walking to you house with 2 24 cases of coke 1 in each hand and the full 113 miles. Thats how deperately I would love to hold and see this beautiful 6x6x6 cube in my hand.:D :cry: Bring tears to my eye's just thinking about it. :D :cry:

I have 2 more questions to ask you.

1. Are these 6x6x6 cubes be in a Blister pack at all?

2. What are the 6x6x6 cubes going to be called because everyone before the 6x6x6 cube has a name. Just curious thats all. I'll give you a example below.

2x2x2 = Mini cube
3x3x3 = Rubik's cube
4x4x4 = Rubik's Master cube or Rubik's Revenge
5x5x5 = Professor or Wahn cube
6x6x6 = ???????????????????


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Hmm, what do you call a 6x6x6 that no one thought could be made?

Since these puzzles have a greek patient and are called Olypicubes. I think the 6x6x6 through the 11x11x11 should have some Greek or Olympic theme to them. You could have the Marathon Cube, the Decathlon Cube, Gold Medal Cube, etc. The 6x6x6 could just simply be called the Olympic cube. A suggestion for the final cube which I believe would be the 11x11x11 would be the Mt. Olympus Cube. Isn't that the tallest peak in Greece? You could not use the term "Rubik's" Olypic cube since Rubik's did not make it.

Any other thoughts for names??

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Dodd wrote:
Any other thoughts for names??


How about the "You Don't Want to Have to Resticker Cube"

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How about the "You Don't Want to Have to Resticker Cube"


Good One :lol:

A 4x4x4 is bad enough to resticker.

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I think "Olympic Cube" will suit the 6x6x6 fine and there is still some time left to name the other cubes, although "Mount Olympus" or "Óros Ólimbos" (in Greek) sounds good for the 11x11x11.


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Thanks for the info Georges. I still haven't quite got the hang of this http/www stuff yet. Is there any chance of you attending this years Dutch cube day on the 16th October in Eindhoven and showing off your new puzzle?


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mmh 280 km to drive and I will be back by then from Grece - possibly.


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Georges, would it be possible for you to measure the 6x6x6? I am very curious to know what its size is. It looks to me that it's about 72 mm in width but I would likely to know more precisely.

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The Olympic Cube No 6a designed 69x69x69 mm.
Although the versions vary due to to the machines.

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The Olympic Cube No 6a designed 69x69x69 mm.
Although the versions vary due to to the machines.

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What do you mean by versions? Sizes? Color scheme? Any other thing that I forgot to mention.

This is what size the cube will be in inches 2.7165 if anybody wants to know.


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I'm waiting cash in hand.

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Wayne, what's the latest on your 6x6x6? Is it definately not going to happen? I remember seeing some photos and it looked pretty good. I may have missed your last update.


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I see that the 6x6x6 has white cubes. Is white going to be the color of choice or will there be black too? The white would also distinguish between Rubik's products and Olympicube products. It looks very nice. Can't wait to get one :)

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Few people had the mental strength and the courage to try to built an 6x6x6.
No matter what the result is, they are definetely praiseworthy.
And they will be among the first who will try our cube.


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Does a completed 4x4x6 count?


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Tony, you may have not built a 6x6x6, but you have made more amazing one of a kind creations that no one else has ever thought of. My vote is that you qualify as a "Master Cube Builder and Designer" and should be entitled to "try out" this new cube design.

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I have a ton of questions, but can generally be distilled down to:

1. When can we order/preorder?
2. How much will it be?
3. How many can be ordered at once?

I just can't wait to get my hands on one, that's for sure. Man I am certainly a "mechanism" geek.

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Nah I won't be bothering any more with that project I don't think. Not if one is being produced commercially. It's really not worth it. I came up what I believe was the first proven design at the time and I'm pretty happy with that.

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Has anyone seen the new demo avi movie file on the http://www.olympicube.com/ site?

The new prototype in action looks pretty impressive.

http://www.olympicube.com/NewCube.avi

I think the photos are the same ones that were posted to the forum earlier. There is also a statement on the site that the The Olympic Cube No. 6a will be available within the next few months (I don't remember seeing that a couple weeks ago when I last checked).

Of course he doesn't actually mix it up, which I take it is because he's worried he can't solve it? :)


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I know for sure he CAN solve it 8-).
You better see the layers when the cube is not mixed up imo


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WOW!


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This is the second most exciting thing in my life at the moment. Please please please make them available in time for chrimbo!!

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Very impressive, but the guy seems to be extremly nervous. :wink:


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