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 Post subject: Timur's Junior Trignis (Vulcanito)
PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2011 7:46 am 
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Hi!

This puzzle has been long available at Shapeways and shown on YouTube, but I haven't posted it here yet.

So, because every puzzle should have a lower order variant, this puzzle should exist too.
Solvingswise it is equal to Platypus or Dino Cube.

Because of the simplicity, I never expected big sales at Shapeways abd put small mark-up at Shapeways.
The size of the facelets is the same as in Meffert's Vulcano.

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 Post subject: Re: Timur's Junior Trignis (Vulcanito)
PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2011 8:32 am 
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Ahh I remember seeing this in your shop quite a while back. Glad you decided to post it.
I'd love to have one. Maybe I will order one as soon as I have enough money.

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 Post subject: Re: Timur's Junior Trignis (Vulcanito)
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 Post subject: Re: Timur's Junior Trignis (Vulcanito)
PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2011 9:34 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Timur's Junior Trignis (Vulcanito)
PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2011 10:46 am 
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Timur wrote:
Solvingswise it is equal to Platypus or Dino Cube.
NICE!!! I like it. And it was fun to think about this a minute to figure out how it relates to the Platypus and Dino Cube. After looking at it a bit I'd say this falls right between the Dino Cube and the Compy Cube. The Dino Cube has all 8 pieces that are directly attached to the core hidden so you don't need to solve the orientation of those parts. The Compy Cube has all 8 exposed and solvable. The Vulcanito (love that name) has 4 exposed and solvable and 4 hidden.

As I don't have a Compy Cube on hand, I'm curious is it possible to solve a Compy Cube all except for the 4 non-adjacent corners (the pieces which would match the hidden pieces on this Vulcanito? Parity might come into play there... I'm not sure. So I'd say this is a bit harder then the Dino Cube and maybe a bit easier then the Compy Cube.

A very cute puzzle and I'm glad to see this made. A 100 times better looking then the Platypus if you ask me. IMHO.

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 Post subject: Re: Timur's Junior Trignis (Vulcanito)
PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2011 10:48 am 
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ждать пластиковый вариант?


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 Post subject: Re: Timur's Junior Trignis (Vulcanito)
PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2011 10:57 am 
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wwwmwww wrote:
As I don't have a Compy Cube on hand, I'm curious is it possible to solve a Compy Cube all except for the 4 non-adjacent corners (the pieces which would match the hidden pieces on this Vulcanito? Parity might come into play there... I'm not sure. So I'd say this is a bit harder then the Dino Cube and maybe a bit easier then the Compy Cube.l
It is possible to twist a corner independent of any other corner on the Compy Cube. The reason is that a normal turn on the Compy cube twists a corner and does a 3-cycle in the edges. You can undo the 3-cycle with a commutator that doesn't affect the corner which leaves and excess twist in the corner.

I agree with you that this is halfway between a Compy and a Dino cube and the missing pieces have no effect on the solve.

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 Post subject: Re: Timur's Junior Trignis (Vulcanito)
PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2011 5:42 pm 
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Finally; I've been waiting to see a post on this puzzle for ages. Although simple, it is really good looking, and I hope Meffert's will pick this up seeing as the Dino Cube has recently been mass produced.

Now, let's see if you can design an identical looking puzzle but is instead a Cross Pyramorphinx. :P

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 Post subject: Re: Timur's Junior Trignis (Vulcanito)
PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2011 7:56 pm 
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Luke wrote:
Finally; I've been waiting to see a post on this puzzle for ages. Although simple, it is really good looking, and I hope Meffert's will pick this up seeing as the Dino Cube has recently been mass produced.

Now, let's see if you can design an identical looking puzzle but is instead a Cross Pyramorphinx. :P


Or more similar, a cross Halpern-Meier?
EDIT: Disregard that, I was thinking of the Vulcano :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Timur's Junior Trignis (Vulcanito)
PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2011 1:23 am 
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aww they're so cute!

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