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 Post subject: My cube rack
PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2009 12:15 pm 
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I've been collecting twisty puzzles for a while now, and I have been keeping them in a plastic box with a blue cover. Then my wife got this idea of displaying them on a rack, and I like it very much:

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From left to right:

1st row: Square-1, Super Square-1; Meffert's Master Pyramorphi(n)x
2nd row: original 2x2x2 (the mechanism is very poor, sadly), Floppy Cube; Pyraminx (with a A&W label on it; not sure of origin, a friend gave it to me)
3rd row: Meffert's 3x3x3; Skewb Diamond
4th row: Meffert's 4x4x4 (best 4x4x4 mechanism ever), it's obscuring the slightly smaller Eastsheen 4x4x4 behind it, you can see its reflection on the back board; pyraminx crystal
5th row: V-cube 5, Meffert's 5x5x5 (behind); 12-color Megaminx, 6-color Megaminx (behind)
6th row: V-cube 6; C4U gigaminx (I just did the checkerboard pattern last night)
7th row: V-cube 7; 12-color Dogic.

My wife calls the rack the "cube within a cube". :D Which is especially funny to me, 'cos I dabble with 4-dimensional figures, and the most common projection of a 4D cube into 3D is also a "cube within a cube". (But I don't think she understands that.)

These aren't all the puzzles I have; quite a number has been loaned to a friend, including a Skewb Ultimate, a 10-color Dogic, the original Square-1 (the one here is Meffert's remake), and several others that I can't remember now. There's also an old, worn-down Rubik's Revenge (I broke a face center on it and glued it back, and now I don't dare to play with it anymore), a broken Skewb Diamond (I was an idiot to play throw-and-catch with it one day, and missed... it made a painful cracking sound :oops: ) and a few worn-down and/or broken 3x3x3's, all in a bad state not worth putting on display.

Edit: The puzzle I broke by throwing and failing to catch was a Skewb Diamond, not a Skewb Ultimate.


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 Post subject: Re: My cube rack
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I see some very rare puzzles in there, I mean seriously a pyraminx crystal and a dogic!!!! :D

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 Post subject: Re: My cube rack
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I see some very rare puzzles in there, I mean seriously a pyraminx crystal and a dogic!!!! :D

Two dogics, even. :-) (The other one isn't in there 'cos it's loaned to a friend.)

Anyway, they were both made by Meffert over the past few years, so it wasn't that hard to get them. (Although I concede that once you miss the opportunity, it may be a while before it gets produced again, maybe never.)


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IF I ever ownded 2 Dogics, I would NEVER loan one away. Too dangerous. Seroiusly though, your collection is small but mighty!

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 Post subject: Re: My cube rack
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IF I ever ownded 2 Dogics, I would NEVER loan one away. Too dangerous. Seroiusly though, your collection is small but mighty!

Thanks!

The Dogic I loaned away is a 10-color one, which isn't really my favorite 'cos there are multiple solved states (you don't have to solve the face centers). The 12-color Dogic, which i believe is the original scheme by Vecsei (sp?), is a more interesting challenge.


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 Post subject: Re: My cube rack
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Cant believe people have not noticed the biggest gem in your collection.

Skewb Diamond!

Mighty collection indeed.

Thanks for sharing quickfur <3 Love it

:arrow: QUESTION: Is that an original mefferts 6 color megaminx? My god I have been looking a long time for that! :)

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dextir wrote:
Cant believe people have not noticed the biggest gem in your collection.

Skewb Diamond!

In fact, that is the second Skewb Diamond I bought. The first one got broken because one day, I was being an utter idiot and tossing it up in the air and catching it, only to miss. Fortunately Meffert still had some in stock when I went to order a second one afterwards.

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Mighty collection indeed.

Thanks for sharing quickfur <3 Love it

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:arrow: QUESTION: Is that an original mefferts 6 color megaminx? My god I have been looking a long time for that! :)

I believe so; it comes with the ribbed stickers and the built-in edge parity that characterizes all 6-color megaminxes. :P


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 Post subject: Re: My cube rack
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I really really regret that I started to mod my skewb diamond into a wellknown puzzle. I should have let it go to one of you guys :D

today I like my new replica just as fine with custom color stickers.

I want a dogic tho! This puzzle will never be produced again :cry:

very nice collection! What I miss to see is some custom puzzles and more cuboids! :) and a SKEWB!!

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Doubleyou wrote:
[...]I want a dogic tho! This puzzle will never be produced again :cry:

That's sad; it's really a very nice puzzle. The mechanism is a little delicate, and needs careful adjustment to work well. My 10-color Dogic turns much better than my 12-color Dogic, although I prefer the color scheme of the latter. Oh well.

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very nice collection! What I miss to see is some custom puzzles and more cuboids! :) and a SKEWB!!

I will be acquiring a face-turning octahedron soon, plus a few other recent puzzles. Is Meffert still producing the Skewb? I may have missed the chance to get one. :-(


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 Post subject: Re: My cube rack
PostPosted: Fri Oct 09, 2009 7:27 am 
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These are my own puzzle shelves made from some stacking boxes I found in a charity shop...

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These photos are from May of this year -- there's a lot more puzzles now but not enough boxes!


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Oooh, I like those shelves, msemtd! And it looks very nice when you're able to display the puzzles one or two on one shelf. Mine are all cramped onto one.


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msemtd wrote:
These are my own puzzle shelves made from some stacking boxes I found in a charity shop...[...]

I see you have Meffert's 4x4x4, too. Good choice! :)

And you have two V-cube 7's? Wow. A dedicated collector!


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 Post subject: Re: My cube rack
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I built a "shelf" for my puzzles last weekend. I have about 40-50 more to put on the shelf.......and patch the holes on the other wall from the old one. :lol:
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Wow calzone! I had no idea you were such a collector! :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: My cube rack
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Calzone wrote:
I built a "shelf" for my puzzles last weekend. I have about 40-50 more to put on the shelf.......and patch the holes on the other wall from the old one. :lol:
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Thats a HUGE collection!I only have about 20 puzzles :oops:

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 Post subject: Re: My cube rack
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I'll probably NEVER have an impressive collection, considering I can never keep them all in one place. (as of right now, I have 4 cubes and megaminx on my comp desk, at least 7 3x3x3s and a cube 2x2 through 7x7 on a shelf, a square 1 and 3x3x3 in my bed, a Rubik's icon and a Pyraminx in my brother's room, a 4x4x4 and a bad turning 3x3x3 by the DVD player, and 6 2x2x2 parts of a cube I lost at least a year ago...) :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: </excessive use of smiles>

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Calzone wrote:
I built a "shelf" for my puzzles last weekend. I have about 40-50 more to put on the shelf.......and patch the holes on the other wall from the old one. :lol:

Mamma mia! :shock: :shock: :shock:

I can honestly say I've never seen a shelf like that before in my LIFE! The puzzles are nice too. :)

It takes a real man to buy a Rubik's Passion! :)

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LMAO!!! Yes, it's quite a shelf!


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I don't think it takes a real man to BUY a Passion, but it does take one to DISPLAY it. :lol:

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Calzone wrote:
I built a "shelf" for my puzzles last weekend. I have about 40-50 more to put on the shelf.......and patch the holes on the other wall from the old one. :lol: [...]

Whoa!! That is an IMPRESSIVE collection.


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Very nice collection :D
I don't have a nice shelf to display my puzzles but I have a 10 color dogic, black pyraminx crystal, skewb ultimate (is it all that rare?), 12 color megaminx from mefferts, alexander's star, bump cube, and a few more of the more common puzzles. I haven't been collecting in a while so I don't have some of the newer puzzles such as the floppy cube, void cube, and the golden cube.

I wonder if Georges has a picture of his collection...
DLitwin also has a nice collection of rare puzzles.

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I wonder if Georges has a picture of his collection...

He does, and it makes me sick every time I look at it!! :lol:
http://webplaza.pt.lu/public/geohelm/myweb/cubeold.htm


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Calzone wrote:
Myke wrote:
I wonder if Georges has a picture of his collection...

He does, and it makes me sick every time I look at it!! :lol:
http://webplaza.pt.lu/public/geohelm/myweb/cubeold.htm


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From that picture Georges, I can tell you have no small children,, no furry pets, and a very very nice wife :lol:

The one time I took everything out and dumped it on the bed, the guinea pig was locked in his cage, the bug was sent out to play and my husband was at work. There is no way that could happen in my house during say a lazy Sunday afternoon.

And what really makes me turn green is knowing that isn't the whole lot of them.

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:-) This year I abused the living-room for the cube books Rox!

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I have a nice little one written in Chinese-discusses the differences between type a-f if I am understanding the pictures correctly? do you have this?

Did you get that box? I've lost emails again. Got the computer working, but had to reinstall programs.

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hi Quickfur!
EDIT: YES there are skewb in stock at Mefferts! just go to page 6 on "mefferts puzzles" I think both hex box and display box is available!

at the bottom here:
http://sites.webec.com.hk/meffert/index ... 87&pfrom=6

I didnt find any skewbs at mefferts. but he is selling his "3d skewb" thingy. You should goo for this one! or actually go for the combo and get both a skewb and a skewb ultimate :)

I was so close to do this to get another skewb ultimate alone :)

btw. calzone, WOW! you are one heck of a collector!

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Doubleyou wrote:
hi Quickfur!
EDIT: YES there are skewb in stock at Mefferts! just go to page 6 on "mefferts puzzles" I think both hex box and display box is available!

at the bottom here:
http://sites.webec.com.hk/meffert/index ... 87&pfrom=6

Hmm. I've been wanting to buy a new 2x2x2 (the one I have has a really bad mechanism), so maybe I'll get it with the skewb. However, I've already bought a good number of puzzles recently; I might wait a bit before getting more. Gotta keep an eye on how much I'm spending on puzzles. :(

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I didnt find any skewbs at mefferts. but he is selling his "3d skewb" thingy. You should goo for this one! or actually go for the combo and get both a skewb and a skewb ultimate :)

I already have a skewb ultimate, it's just loaned to a friend right now. :-)

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btw. calzone, WOW! you are one heck of a collector!

I believe you're referring to Georges?


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I believe, having said Calzone, he means Calzone.

Everybody and their grandmother knows Georges has a gigantic collection. Calzones very impressive display was unknown prior to this point.


Boy do I feel bad for quickfur. This is his collection topic after all :D

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From that picture Georges, I can tell you have no small children,, no furry pets, and a very very nice wife :lol:

The one time I took everything out and dumped it on the bed, the guinea pig was locked in his cage, the bug was sent out to play and my husband was at work. There is no way that could happen in my house during say a lazy Sunday afternoon.

And what really makes me turn green is knowing that isn't the whole lot of them.



Yeah, his 3x3s (all 857 of em) alone would fill that room.




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Delayed but, I like the dragon :)

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I believe, having said Calzone, he means Calzone.

Everybody and their grandmother knows Georges has a gigantic collection. Calzones very impressive display was unknown prior to this point.

Ahh, I stand corrected. :-)

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Don't feel bad; I'm happy about the amount of traffic it generated. :P


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He does, and it makes me sick every time I look at it!! :lol: http://webplaza.pt.lu/public/geohelm/myweb/cubeold.htm

Thanks David.
I meant that in the nicest way possible. :lol:

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THANKS! Consider this the 'before' picture. You'll notice that most of the puzzle that I offer for sale aren't there........yet. :D I'm working on quite a few new ideas as well.
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Delayed but, I like the dragon :)
He keeps an eye on things when I'm not around. :D
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Don't feel bad; I'm happy about the amount of traffic it generated. :P
Whew! Glad to hear it. I didn't jack your thread intentionally.


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Callo, can we have an update picture then please? that would be really awesome!

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My cube rack has been updated with more puzzles! I got the 3 puzzles back from the friend I loaned it to: a Skewb Ultimate, an old Square-1 (hidden behind the two newer Meffert ones), and a 10-color Dogic. Since my last post, I've added to my collection the FT Octahedron, a Pyramorphi[n]x, a 4d8, and a Holey Megaminx.

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(There's an Eastsheen 4x4x4 hidden behind the larger Meffert's 4x4x4, not visible in this photo. I find Meffert's 4x4x4 wayyyy better than Eastsheen's, so I haven't touched the Eastsheen for a long time now.)

My new favorite puzzle is the FT Octahedron, by far. Its difficulty is roughly that of the 3x3x3, but different enough to be an enjoyable challenge to solve. The way it turns is just awesome. It's the way a higher-order octahedron ought to turn! :lol: I wish somebody would come up with the 4x4x4 equivalent of the FT octahedron. I guess it would add the movable face centers like the ones on the Skewb Diamond, plus a new set of face pieces, which I think will be quite fun to solve. (Has somebody made such a mod already? I wouldn't be surprised.)


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