With this puzzle I have completed the series with all three possible closed-loop types made
by using exactly 12-tiles AND which can actually lay flat.
The puzzle is named as Singa-Pura, which is the actual name for Singapore (in Malay)
and it means "Lion City". I did this puzzle because this city is one of my soft spots,
as I have way too many friends over there, and I visit them at least once a year.
Or maybe this is because it is strategically situated between my beloved countries
Greece and Australia.
Here, the puzzle has a parallelogram form and it shows:
The Singapore Flyer, a Singapore Airllines plane, the Singapore Girl image,
the Cable Cars at Mt Faber, and on the bottom a fantastic city night view.
This parallelogram form may scrambled too.
This is where someone can see the connection of this puzzle with the Flexible Tetragon
(It is essentially a natural extension of it!)
This is the other solution, which has the shape of a heart.
Here the two Merlions cover the name, while I also present some football game photo,
coconut juice, traditional (yummy) food, the Sentosa sign, and the Singapore Sling drink.
Note that the three 12-tile puzzles which can lay flat (1) Rubik's Master Magic,
(2) Singa-Pura, and (3) Magic Auto, have a mechanism which is not related.
For example, the shapes of Singa-Pura can never be made by using the Master Magic or theMagic Auto
. According to my classification
"The only cases where a magic can be completely flat, is when the puzzle belongs to the first Class
(i.e. planar magics), n=even, t2=0, and n is greater or equal than 4(t1+1)".
So the corresponding names according to this classification are:
(1) Rubik's Magic: M(12,0,0)
(2) Singa-Pura: M(12,1,0) (the Flexible Tetragon's name is M(8,1,0))
(3) Magic Auto: M(12,2,0)
I hope you like Singa-Pura as much as I do. And I may make another version, *only* with hearts.
(you can book one now for Valentine's Day LOL)