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 Post subject: My "Tower Cube"
PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 3:08 pm 
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Hi again!

The second build is my Tower cube, my longest project to now!

The Tower Cube has 48 highly modified pieces with 148 stickers :).

All the Sides of the octagon are the same size so when we do a 45 degrees rotation, it does not
change shape.

Ps.: This is unimaginably difficult to solve! I solve very easyly a 4x4x4, but this one, I can't even place the centers.

Difficult because....

1.every centre has his place. In a normal 4x4 they only need to be regrouped by colour.
2.The and 45 degrees to all the layers causes you to don't know what colours go together for the edges and the centrers.
3.The changing shape.
4. 8 colours for 10 sides

I hope that you will enjoy it!

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Thanks!

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 Post subject: Re: My "Tower Cube"
PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 3:09 pm 
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wow... really cool


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 Post subject: Re: My "Tower Cube"
PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 3:11 pm 
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reminds me of the wall cube. great mod

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 Post subject: Re: My "Tower Cube"
PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 4:06 pm 
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You just blew my mind. That is an awesome build. Great stickering, too.


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 Post subject: Re: My "Tower Cube"
PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 4:11 pm 
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I like the offset slices - 45 degrees between top and bottom etc. That's going to require some concentration to solve.

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 Post subject: Re: My "Tower Cube"
PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 5:37 pm 
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Wow. I verbally expressed my joy for this puzzle at first site. The video made me feel like how I did when I first started puzzling. I really am tempted to make one just for myself.

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 Post subject: Re: My "Tower Cube"
PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 5:51 pm 
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Great work


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 Post subject: Re: My "Tower Cube"
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Very nice puzzle and video. Good luck solving it :)


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 Post subject: Re: My "Tower Cube"
PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 7:47 pm 
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did you calculate how much you had to truncate to make it a regular octagon (is it a regular octagon?) or just sand untill it matched up?


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 Post subject: Re: My "Tower Cube"
PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2008 8:25 am 
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Cool thing!
Sometime I will rebuild this thing.
...And QUINBLZs question could have been asked by me, too.


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 Post subject: Re: My "Tower Cube"
PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2008 8:39 am 
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So, For the cutting, I've not calculated anything. But, it's not arbitrary. I've looked for an precise mark on the cube itself, and I've found!. When we look on the 4x4x4 centre, we see a little demarcation. It's like a 3x3x3 centre cap but glued i think. I've first sanded all the centres of the octagone do I know that they have exactly the same size. I've done the same thing with the up and down edges.

All those done, I've started by one edge of the 45 degres side. I sanded the edge and 2 center, to the moment that I have the identical side on both sides of the octagone. After, the corner Just over the edge.

Now that I had one "master" piece of each different piece. I've modified all the others one by one using the models.

I hope that you understand! ( For everyone :) )

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 Post subject: Re: My "Tower Cube"
PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2008 11:40 am 
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thanks for responding


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 Post subject: Re: My "Tower Cube"
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I like it! :D By looking at this puzzle, I just learned how that misaligned look is made. A lot more simple than I thought!

Nice job, I love the color scheme. :)


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 Post subject: Re: My "Tower Cube"
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A beautiful mod! Like the name too! Really good job Dragan! :)

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 Post subject: Re: My "Tower Cube"
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I hate to bump something in my first post but I am planning on building this with a spare 4x4 and have a quick question. Is this made by turning every other layer of a 4x4 by 45 degrees and then cutting the corners that stick out in half? Thank you

Doug


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 Post subject: Re: My "Tower Cube"
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Nice job. I love it .


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 Post subject: Re: My "Tower Cube"
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Great mod, but absolutely terrifying to even consider solving!

Six Flags Elitch Gardens (the roller-coaster park in Denver, CO) contains a ride called the Tower of Doom. I get the feeling that if you were to scramble this Tower Cube, then "Doom" is exactly what would probably happen :twisted: .

Good luck! Let us know when you've solved it!

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I just realized how old this topic is! Oh well. I guess it's nice for a hidden gem to be unearthed every so often.

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