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 Post subject: Star Cross and Diamond (3x3x3 mods)
PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 3:25 pm 
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Hello, today I was messing around with my 3x3x3 rhombic dodecahedron and a normal Rubik's cube, and made the two puzzles shown below. Both are color matching puzzles- the first I call Star Cross. The second I call Diamond. The goal of Star Cross is to match the colors of the edges to the color of the centers. It was made by taking the caps off of the 3x3x3 rhombic dodecahedron and arranging them in such a way that there would be one color pair for each 3x3x3 edge- this in itself was a puzzle, and took me about half an hour to get the correct configuration. The puzzle is extremely difficult to solve as there are many identical centers, and there is no real 'marker' to tell the positioning of the edges. Meanwhile, the Diamond has a similar goal. Each cross must contain five of the six colors, and identical colors can not touch. This is a simplified version of the Star Cross, and since the pieces have no permutation it is much easier to solve. I'll stop talking now and let the pictures speak for themselves :D

both puzzles
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thanks for looking here!
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 Post subject: Re: Star Cross and Diamond (3x3x3 mods)
PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 2:10 am 
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where are the corners???

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