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 Post subject: The Blob - Run for your life!
PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 9:13 pm 
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Just kidding, you don't need to run for your life. :lol:

The puzzle is basically a 3x3x3 with pieces glued on all over the place, and with two "arms".

Each arm comes out of the center, and turns like the hand of a clock. As the puzzle is scrambled, the extensions get in the way of these arms, preventing certain moves. I've solved it a couple times before stickering, and even without stickers it makes me think. I don't have any scrambled pics yet, I'll post some when I have the guts to scramble it. :P

Here it is:

The orange thing on the top is one of the arms.
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A better view of the arm.
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The other side and arm.
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Now this arm is blocked between two extensions!
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Checkerboard pattern.
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EDIT:

Scrambled!
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 Post subject: Re: The Blob - Run for your life!
PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 9:14 pm 
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I can't see the pictures...

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 Post subject: Re: The Blob - Run for your life!
PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 9:15 pm 
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Novel is the word that comes to mind. Not in an insulting way though. Does that arm move, or is it stationary?

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 Post subject: Re: The Blob - Run for your life!
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katsmom wrote:
Novel is the word that comes to mind. Not in an insulting way though. Does that arm move, or is it stationary?

It rotates, but only if it's not blocked in by the crazy extensions.

I'll post scrambled pics shortly, I can't stand having this thing look so pristine! :lol:

EDIT: Scrambled pics now up!

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 Post subject: Re: The Blob - Run for your life!
PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 10:31 pm 
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The arm looks like a band-aid. :)
Clever design!


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 Post subject: Re: The Blob - Run for your life!
PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 10:31 pm 
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Scary... Are there only 2 arms? One on top and one on bottom?
Way to think out of the box(Or in this case the cube :lol: ), very unique, and great job, haven't seen any truly unique mods in awhile.

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 Post subject: Re: The Blob - Run for your life!
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elijah516 wrote:
Are there only 2 arms? One on top and one on bottom?

Yes, one on the blue center and one on the green center.

On a different note, at some point in the future, I may make a more intense version of this puzzle, with bandages attached to the corners in such a way that they can't be turned to the point of uselessness. I'm not sure if I'll be able to or not, since the arms on this puzzle were made from a piece of plastic that was shaped a certain way, and I don't know if I'll be able to find this again. I might be able to build it, though, in which case I'll make at least one more puzzle with rotating arms like this!

By the way, I solved it a few times today, and it really isn't that much harder than the 3x3x3, just a bit more awkward to hold and turn. Occasionally, the arms do get in the way and make me use bizarre setup moves... :D

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 Post subject: Re: The Blob - Run for your life!
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I'm interested in having a video.

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