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 Post subject: Puzzle of the Year 2007 Winner
PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2008 7:45 pm 
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Katsuhiko Okamoto's Void Cube!

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Topic Link: http://puzzle3d.hp.infoseek.co.jp/voidcube.html
Video Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LEpAujrMuE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sENBdCiFWAs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JoGp_-Bwmmo


Runners Up position is a tie between Lee Tutt's Icosaminx and and Adam Cowan's Super X 2.0.

Here is the finalist's thread.
viewtopic.php?t=8719

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I should have ran away with it when I had the chance last August...!
(JUST KIDDING!!! :P )

That puzzle is indeed a miracle of engineering.
Thank you Noah for organising all of this!!!

:)


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PS And it is puzzle, not pussle??! LOL

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kastellorizo wrote:
PS And it is puzzle, not pussle??! LOL


And next month we'll have the Puzzle award not the Pussle award.

Just kidding

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I had a feeling that the Void Cube or the SuperX would run away with this. Nicely done by all the puzzle builders!


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Congratulations!

This puzzle certainly deserves an award.


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This puzzle got an award. :wink:


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Pembo wrote:
This puzzle got an award. :wink:
Not from this competition. 8-)

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Katsuhiko Okamoto can make his own very cool trophy. That transforms. And costs $8000. And would win the 2008 puzzle of the year running anyway. Which would prompt yet another cool trophy that would cost thousands and win 2009...

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Did you pick out that price from thin air, or is that the price he was selling some Void Cubes for?

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The day I see a custom puzzle made out of plastic and epoxy that goes for $8000 is the day I will eat my own hat...

... made out of delicious pie dough baked to flaky, tender perfection. Mmm.. I could go for some pie right now.

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Jin H Kim wrote:
Katsuhiko Okamoto can make his own very cool trophy. That transforms. And costs $8000. And would win the 2008 puzzle of the year running anyway. Which would prompt yet another cool trophy that would cost thousands and win 2009...


Not quite what you had in mind - but there was a trophy/puzzle for the IPP, made by Brian Young. I do have one, and it's a pretty awesome burr puzzle.


http://www.mrpuzzle.com.au/webcontent41.htm

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Anyone know how many of these void cubes were made or is this a one-of-a-kind? If multiples were made does anyone know if some were sold and if so what the going price was?

I'd love to get my hands on one of these,
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Anyone know how many of these void cubes were made or is this a one-of-a-kind? If multiples were made does anyone know if some were sold and if so what the going price was?

I'd love to get my hands on one of these,
Carl

Nick Baxter has one (and brought it to the Berkeley meet up) but I am not sure how much he paid for it :)

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 Post subject: Re: Puzzle of the Year 2007 Winner
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Fumiki Koeski told me around 10 were actually made. I'm glad I got to play with one!!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/flowmo/1571663573/

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i wonder how to take a void cube apart, lol

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 Post subject: Re: Puzzle of the Year 2007 Winner
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TheCube wrote:
i wonder how to take a void cube apart, lol


There is an easy way to take any puzzle apart. Isn't there Darren?

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im not darren, if you were talking to me....


but then how would you put the void cube back together?

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Tony Fisher wrote:
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i wonder how to take a void cube apart, lol


There is an easy way to take any puzzle apart. Isn't there Darren?


Yes there is Tony!!! :wink: Drop it by accident. I was getting ready to show Noah when he came over to my house and I was do to much at once and it only dropped somewhere around a foot. The corners came off.

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im not darren, if you were talking to me....

but then how would you put the void cube back together?


No he was talking to me. Sorry about that!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Puzzle of the Year 2007 Winner
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Just for clarification, Darren dropped a Halpern-Meier Tetrahedron, not a Void Cube.

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