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 Post subject: New Borg on the Block
PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 6:11 pm 
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Ok, you're probably wondering what I did with the weenicons twizzle puzzles (actually platypus puzzles) I had spare. Here's one of them...

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Scheme is red opposite orange (small, looks similar to the red), white opposite yellow (small), green opposite blue (small) and purple opposite gold (small).

I'm going to auction it starting tomorrow on ebay (in the original weenicons box).

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 Post subject: Re: New Borg on the Block
PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 6:13 pm 
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I really love these Borg mods, keep them coming.

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 Post subject: Re: New Borg on the Block
PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 6:14 pm 
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Now make a Pyraminx Borg!!

Looks good btw! :)

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 Post subject: Re: New Borg on the Block
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your borgs always amaze me heiowge

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 Post subject: Re: New Borg on the Block
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Now make a Pyraminx Borg!!


Seconded! Maybe a Skewb/variant too. :)


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 Post subject: Re: New Borg on the Block
PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 6:35 pm 
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Dude, I love it! I had one but it was total junk and eventually it broke. :(

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 Post subject: Re: New Borg on the Block
PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 6:43 pm 
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Awesome. My new favorite borg.

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 Post subject: Re: New Borg on the Block
PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 6:48 pm 
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Thanks guys. My borg mods tend to start with what I've got spare. The platypus puzzle is a case in point. I have 2 spare, so when they're gone... who knows. Pyraminx, skewbs, whatever takes my fancy. Thanks for the ideas. See what happens in the future...

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 Post subject: Re: New Borg on the Block
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Beautiful! I think it's even more amazing applied to the mechanical-looking body of the Platypus. The level of workmanship on your Borg 'cubes' still never ceases to amaze me.
Congratulations on another great puzzle :D

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 Post subject: Re: New Borg on the Block
PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 7:53 pm 
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Have to echo what others have said, this looks great. Your experience with these really shows in the finish.

If you have any spare spherical puzzles, perhaps there's a Death Star mod in our future?


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 Post subject: Re: New Borg on the Block
PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 8:07 pm 
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Gorgeous as always keep up the amazing work! I want one of your Mirror Borgs so bad!


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 Post subject: Re: New Borg on the Block
PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 8:18 pm 
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You should Borg yourself for Halloween.

Nice work! Star Trek would be proud.

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 Post subject: Re: New Borg on the Block
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:shock: I likey!!

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 Post subject: Re: New Borg on the Block
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That looks great. I like to see a new twist on old things, in this case the original Borg cube, where the sides were coloured and was done on a normal 3x3x3. This may have to be another puzzle added onto my list of Borgs. :D

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 Post subject: Re: New Borg on the Block
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Nice. The Borg effect looks just as good on other types of cubes.

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 Post subject: Re: New Borg on the Block
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heiowge wrote:
Thanks guys. My borg mods tend to start with what I've got spare. The platypus puzzle is a case in point. I have 2 spare, so when they're gone... who knows. Pyraminx, skewbs, whatever takes my fancy. Thanks for the ideas. See what happens in the future...
So are you willing to do the Borg modification as a service? That is, if we send you a puzzle, will you assimilate it for a fee? I'd pay for your artistry.

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 Post subject: Re: New Borg on the Block
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Wow, I love this!!! I think the best to make would be a borg morphix, that would shapeshift and it would be very hard to colve :)

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 Post subject: Re: New Borg on the Block
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Thanks for that.

Its something I'm considering, although it's a matter of whether or not I have the time to make all the orders! :lol: I've just finished this platypus mod. I'm making one more, but it'll be different. No hints as yet... After that I have 2 more cubes to make (both different to the standard mirror borg). Then I can start to consider what to do next. Busy busy.... :D

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 Post subject: Re: New Borg on the Block
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Definitely my favorite of the Borgs so far. I love the colors, and it just looks so sharp! Well done!

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 Post subject: Re: New Borg on the Block
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I had a feeling that you'd be modding this but no idea you'd turn it into a Borg puzzle. I hope it sells well as it really is awesome. :D

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 Post subject: Re: New Borg on the Block
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This is awesome.


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 Post subject: Re: New Borg on the Block
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I wish that one of the borgs would contain some egyptian symbols that contain a meaning.

That would be cool!

Very nice though!


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 Post subject: Re: New Borg on the Block
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? :D
I've been in love with this code ever since I read the Lost Symbol (Dan Brown). It looks like it can be applied using your 'borg-ing' techniques, if you're careful enough.

(and sort-of off topic- has anyone made a laser-engraved cube before?)

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 Post subject: Re: New Borg on the Block
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Monopoly wrote:
? :D
I've been in love with this code ever since I read the Lost Symbol (Dan Brown). It looks like it can be applied using your 'borg-ing' techniques, if you're careful enough.

(and sort-of off topic- has anyone made a laser-engraved cube before?)



What a wonderful idea! I love Dan Brown. I think your on to something!

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