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 Post subject: Tony Fisher's Really Really Big Rubik's Cube
PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2010 2:32 pm 
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For sometime now I have been working on my new "Really Really Big Rubik's Cube". I finally finished it a few days ago and can now show off some photos and a video. They show me with the puzzle. They are not photoshopped or digitally altered.

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The Cube is about 27x27x27 cm. It's made from one of those 9cm Jumbo Cubes using high impact polystyrene sheet. I wanted to see what the limit is for using this technique. I believe this is pretty much it since any bigger would put too much strain on the mechanism. Movement is strictly average and it locks up a bit.
The bottom two pictures below shows the puzzle with the one I took to DCD 2009 which Erno signed and Erik solved on video.
I will probably sell the bigger one and then make another but it took weeks to make so won't be cheap.


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Great video, as always!
Great cube, as always!
Bravo!!

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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's Really Really Big Rubik's Cube
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SPOILER ALERT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I was like OMG!!!!!THATS HUGE!!!! at the beggining of the video but then you picked it up and it wasn't 8 feet tall :(

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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's Really Really Big Rubik's Cube
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And I was thinking "If you ever sold it on eBay, I'm guessing it would be pick up only!" :D

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:D This is great.

The effect isn't too hard to work out at the beginning, but it's cool nonetheless.

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i did not see that ending coming

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I thought it was a photoshopped picture, how wrong I was :lol:

Awesome!


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I like it :lol:

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that would be ALOT of vinyl.

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Oh... My... GOD! It's so... ENORMOUS! Great Job Tony! :D :lol:

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I was suspicious when It didn't cast a shadow :lol:

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Through the video I kept on thinking to myself "something's not quite right...." and then all was revealed.
At least they really weren't altered in any way :lol:


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Thank Tony this was so much fun. Please amuse us with a teamspeedsolving video!

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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's Really Really Big Rubik's Cube
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You call that a really really big rubik's cube?
after creating this illusion at first.
I was like
OMG it is sooooo biiiiiig.
And than you walk up to the cam and it's like: ....Ohhhh. That's... LLAAAME

Of course not! :lol: really great video. and the puzzle is obviously really cool. (and big)

But now. I mean. Since I have seen it now. Seriously you could make one that is lets say... taller than you! :lol: :lol:

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thescreem wrote:
I was like OMG!!!!!THATS HUGE!!!! at the beggining of the video but then you picked it up and it wasn't 8 feet tall :(

Thanks for spoiling the surprise before I got to watch the video. How about a spoiler alert if you're going to reveal the end of something like this?

It's still a big cube. Nicely done Tony!


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That was absolutely brilliant!

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I had a feeling that was coming ... especially after the forced perspective on the giant 2x2 video

That said ... NICE!


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Two things impressed me:

1. the way you managed to keep in focus both the cube and its background.
2. Your athleticism! (it was very risky to jump from such a height).

100% entertaining and (in my opinion) it was better than the one with the falling V-Cube LOL

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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's Really Really Big Rubik's Cube
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Great video!

Though you should have saved it for April 1!

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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's Really Really Big Rubik's Cube
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Oh my god you got me again. ._.

Great work as always Tony.

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I can't believe that peoples always trust Tony Fisher, sometimes people were not serious, people can't always be serious.

BUT I was surprised too when I saw the picture!

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I wrote:
I can't believe that peoples always trust Tony Fisher, sometimes people were not serious, people can't always be serious.

BUT I was surprised too when I saw the picture!


But, until I saw this picture! It's very strange that the cube does look like a big one! What a brilliant joke!
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Looking forward to seeing this one at the Cube Day in October.

Excellent.

Wouldn't mind doing one myself one day. Need to persuade certain people though.

From memory it looks bigger than the one at IPP 25 in Finland.

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I have updated the original post with more photos and information.
This won't be going to Cube Day Anthony.

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This won't be going to Cube Day Anthony.


That's a shame. It could be used as a children's seat, and you could Erik Akkersdijk put up a world record on it :wink:

Yet another masterpiece. No, that's an understatement at this size, let's go with Drewseph's way of naming puzzles and call it your elite-piece.

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Ha ha! That was awesome! I thought it something was up when I first saw the thumbnail in my YouTube subscription box, lol.


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I thought it was your 18cm cube when I saw the end, and that you didn't really make a new puzzle. However, after reading your update, I'm amazed! :D

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Tony Fisher wrote:
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Tony you look like your in a coffin. I love this puzzle


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well, 27cm is very awesome! could you please make it even bigger?

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well, 27cm is very awesome! could you please make it even bigger?


Probably not without using a different approach.

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Tony, you must make a really really big pyraminx. That would be awesome!!!

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Anthony wrote:
Looking forward to seeing this one at the Cube Day in October.

Excellent.

Wouldn't mind doing one myself one day. Need to persuade certain people though.

From memory it looks bigger than the one at IPP 25 in Finland.

Anthony


Be careful, Anthony!
It could happen that the competition will be between Tony and Laura's cakes :)

And it would be fun to see you bringing a larger Tetrahedron to the DCD than Frédéric did ;)

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I have now uploaded a proper video of the Cube- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmCroNc3j30 as I never really showed it working before. Since the first video I had to modify the parts to improve movement. I am now very happy with it. I may sell it sometime in the future though the price tag would be around 500 GBP due to the many many hours it took to construct.

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You still haven't posted how you made your 'How I made my "Really Really Big Rubik's Cube" Video' video.

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No he hasn't. His second link is his 'How I made my "Really Really Big Rubik's Cube" Video' not his "How I made my 'How I made my "Really Really Big Rubik's Cube" Video' Video".

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O haha sorry thats what i thought you meant at first but than i re read it and confused myself


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ndiamond wrote:
You still haven't posted how you made your 'How I made my "Really Really Big Rubik's Cube" Video' video.


That would just be silly but there will be an extended unrated directors cut with extras including interviews and a special DVD box.

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Thast REally really Big Rubiks cube should be in the Next Avatar movie... :lol:


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