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 Post subject: Megaminx Mod: Identity Crisis
PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 7:37 pm 
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Identity Crisis? Well, it is a dodecahedron, and a Megaminx...

Unlike Andreas' excellent Rhombicinx, this puzzle is completely custom and 3D printed.


Many thanks to Jason for prototyping this. Puzzles and kits will be for sale on Shapeways, and my upcoming website very soon!


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 Post subject: Re: Megaminx Mod: Identity Crisis
PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 7:41 pm 
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Beautiful! I love the name!

Are you sure you have the link right? It takes me to the topic "Alexander's Star" from waaaaaaaaay back in 2003, in the General Puzzle Topics forum.

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 Post subject: Re: Megaminx Mod: Identity Crisis
PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 7:42 pm 
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THis is a beautiful puzzle and i love the name.
Though i would have liked at least a post on my thread before you stole the attention :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Megaminx Mod: Identity Crisis
PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 7:45 pm 
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Lol, it thinks its a Rhombic Dodecahedron. :lol:

Great job!

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 Post subject: Re: Megaminx Mod: Identity Crisis
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pirsquared wrote:
Are you sure you have the link right? It takes me to the topic "Alexander's Star" from waaaaaaaaay back in 2003, in the General Puzzle Topics forum.


Fixed! (I lost a digit during a freak "cut and paste" accident)

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 Post subject: Re: Megaminx Mod: Identity Crisis
PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 9:05 pm 
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Beautiful! I love how, even though you've transformed the puzzle into a completely different shape, there is still a great deal of symmetry. I'm almost surprised this hasn't been done before - both shapes have the same number of sides, so each side can get a center, which should look relatively nice when scrambled (it will still more or less have the form of the rhombic dodecahedron).

The spherical cuts are also very nice. It could easily have been done with straight lines, but the puzzle looks so much nicer this way...

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 Post subject: Re: Megaminx Mod: Identity Crisis
PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 9:19 pm 
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Just look at this awesome megaminx transformation.

Just look at it.


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 Post subject: Re: Megaminx Mod: Identity Crisis
PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 9:21 pm 
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:shock: Great build! :P How do you get the angles so sharp? :?

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 Post subject: Re: Megaminx Mod: Identity Crisis
PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 9:47 pm 
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Wonderful :) I'm sure a full scramble would look very intimidating.

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 Post subject: Re: Megaminx Mod: Identity Crisis
PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 10:13 pm 
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Nice work! I had a version of this puzzle from long ago as well, not sure where it is anymore =(

looks fantastic

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 Post subject: Re: Megaminx Mod: Identity Crisis
PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 10:22 pm 
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Amazing Work!


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 Post subject: Re: Megaminx Mod: Identity Crisis
PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 11:13 pm 
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Absolutely beautiful.

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 Post subject: Re: Megaminx Mod: Identity Crisis
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very cool, Adam! Another great idea!


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 Post subject: Re: Megaminx Mod: Identity Crisis
PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 10:49 am 
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eye2eye wrote:
Though i would have liked at least a post on my thread before you stole the attention :lol:
He got 12 answers in one day and I got 16 just because clauswe posted his experiment.
And to top that, qqwref seems to have missed the link in the first post.
Lets moan together. :cry:

Anyway: Well done, Adam.
And please tell me if I inspired you or if I was just faster.

Edited a serious error.


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 Post subject: Re: Megaminx Mod: Identity Crisis
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I really like this puzzle. It's great! :D

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 Post subject: Re: Megaminx Mod: Identity Crisis
PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 3:42 pm 
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HAHAA! :D So great!
And the name is so perfectly chosen I think. I mean it doesn't sound like a name of something.
But "identity crisis" really made me laugh. And the puzzle looks really great.

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 Post subject: Re: Megaminx Mod: Identity Crisis
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I love it! A rhombic Dodecahedron Megaminx! How awesome! The name matches it perfectly.

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 Post subject: Re: Megaminx Mod: Identity Crisis
PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2010 12:19 am 
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This along with the Hexaminx are now my two favorite megaminx mods, beautiful work!

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 Post subject: Re: Megaminx Mod: Identity Crisis
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great job!!


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