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 Post subject: Chilen Cube by Oskar
PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2011 6:16 am 
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Hi Twisty Puzzles fans,

Chilen Cube was suggested by Chilen Chen on the Twisty Puzzles Forum. It can be considered a deep-cut Pentagonal Prism. Grégoire Pfennig used this mechanism as the core of his Prisminx Crystal.

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 Post subject: Re: Chilen Cube by Oskar
PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2011 6:27 am 
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Extremely cool. Great work Oskar. I presume you used the shells mechanism for this, because that's what Greg used with his Prisminx Crystal.

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 Post subject: Re: Chilen Cube by Oskar
PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2011 6:41 am 
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Luke wrote:
I presume you used the shells mechanism for this ...
Correct, two shells. Oskar

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 Post subject: Re: Chilen Cube by Oskar
PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2011 6:59 am 
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I really like this. Especially the non jumbling shapeshifting simplicity of movement.

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 Post subject: Re: Chilen Cube by Oskar
PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2011 9:00 am 
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Who knew Oskar could make a puzzle we can all understand? :lol: Great work, Oskar!

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 Post subject: Re: Chilen Cube by Oskar
PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2011 2:07 pm 
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I love the turning, it reminds me of those physically-impossible puzzles from gelatinbrain's applet where some circles go underneath each other (I don't quite remember it, though). Wait, you aren't supposed to call things "physically impossible" around Oskar... :o

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 Post subject: Re: Chilen Cube by Oskar
PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2011 3:25 pm 
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GoombaGeek wrote:
I love the turning, it reminds me of those physically-impossible puzzles from gelatinbrain's applet where some circles go underneath each other (I don't quite remember it, though). Wait, you aren't supposed to call things "physically impossible" around Oskar... :o
A quote like that belongs in my signature.

What I like about this puzzle is how if you haven't seen an Oskar puzzle before you don't have a clue how it's supposed to turn.

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 Post subject: Re: Chilen Cube by Oskar
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Rentlix wrote:
What I like about this puzzle is how if you haven't seen an Oskar puzzle before you don't have a clue how it's supposed to turn.


A quote like that belongs in my signature. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Chilen Cube by Oskar
PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2011 1:58 am 
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Simplicity rules!
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 Post subject: Re: Chilen Cube by Oskar
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Andreas Nortmann wrote:
Simplicity rules!
:?:

I now have a feeling he's going to come out with something that will destroy our perception of reality :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: Chilen Cube by Oskar
PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 11:32 am 
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mitchblahman wrote:
I now have a feeling he's going to come out with something that will destroy our perception of reality :shock:
To late!
I should have defined:
simplicity = "non-fudged, non-jumbling, non-destroying clear view of the universe"
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 Post subject: Re: Chilen Cube by Oskar
PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 11:51 am 
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Great! I think I'll be getting this one as soon as I can!

And pardon my ignorance, but I still don't quite get the shell mech... What would the profile cut look like, similar to a K-ball mech?

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