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 Post subject: #50- Apollo's Tetrahedron (Video Added)
PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 1:58 pm 
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Hi everyone,

Some of you may have seen my video here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZ33I3m857s

So this puzzle would be my 50th (different) puzzle mod. I call it Apollo's Tetrahedron. I am pretty sure that it is the first of its kind but please correct me if I am wrong.

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The puzzle was made from a white Golden Cube. All of the pieces were capped with 1mm thick polystyrene plastic. The puzzle was built up by making a frame with 2mm thick ABS plastic sheet and then filled with Smooth Cast 300. The stickers were machine cut using Arlon Vinyl. It is slightly thinner than Oracal, but it works quite nicely. I thought all black would suit this puzzle since all the pieces are unique. This puzzle has been in a work in progress for about a month and a half. It is definately the hardest puzzle that I have made to date.

I will have a video hopefully finished tonight so you can see the rotation. I hope you enjoy and thank-you everyone. This forum is such a great place to share ideas and show each other our work and love of puzzles. I doubt very much that I would be still building and loving it if this great community wasn't here. I hope you all have a great weekend. Take care.

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 Post subject: Re: #50- Apollo's Tetrahedron
PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 2:01 pm 
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:shock: Wow, Apollo! I've been waiting for your 50th mod, and this is a great surprise!

This is one of if not the best puzzle you've created.

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 Post subject: Re: #50- Apollo's Tetrahedron
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Like evey other mod from you: P E R F E C T!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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 Post subject: Re: #50- Apollo's Tetrahedron
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WOW! i love this sooo much! my first thought was it was a ghost cube mastermorphix. i would actually love to see it next to one of those in a picture.

anyways, just beautiful! you said the 3x3x5 is the only one youve kept cause it was the first, you going to keep this?

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 Post subject: Re: #50- Apollo's Tetrahedron
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B E A Utiful! when will their be a video? I want it!!!!

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 Post subject: Re: #50- Apollo's Tetrahedron
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This puzzle looks fantastic with the black stickers. A brilliant 50th puzzle! :D

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Very beautiful, and looks awesome, and it even has the same off-setting as the golden cube! :D

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 Post subject: Re: #50- Apollo's Tetrahedron
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Now this is Puzzle Ninja stuff!!!

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 Post subject: Re: #50- Apollo's Tetrahedron
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So this is the one you talked to me about :)

Looking amazing Kyler! Good job, seriously it's perfect as every single mod you make :)


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 Post subject: Re: #50- Apollo's Tetrahedron
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This one sort of looks like a Ghost cube but in a Tetrahedron form. May be you should call it Ghost Tetrahedron.

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 Post subject: Re: #50- Apollo's Tetrahedron
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Thanks for the kind words everyone. Here is the video for the puzzle.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6lpyN5OSo8

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WOW! i love this sooo much! my first thought was it was a ghost cube mastermorphix. i would actually love to see it next to one of those in a picture.

anyways, just beautiful! you said the 3x3x5 is the only one youve kept cause it was the first, you going to keep this?


no unfortunately, it will hopeful go to a good home soon. Ebay link will be up soon.

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 Post subject: Re: #50- Apollo's Tetrahedron (Video Added)
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Wow this thing is great! Brilliant execution, it looks beautiful with the black stickers, and the close-ups of the blank pieces really show how perfectly it is made. And love the video of course, I´m quite a fan :)

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