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 Post subject: Kite Cube I & Kite Cube II
PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2005 10:42 pm 
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I named them Kite Cube because ... look at the pictures


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Cool puzzle, and especially clever name of the puzzle! 8-) I wish I had this puzzle! :oops:

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Aleksey wrote:
Cool puzzle, and especially clever name of the puzzle! 8-) I wish I had this puzzle! :oops:

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On the next week you can see them on E-BAY.


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Oleg, are these skewb based?

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What a great puzzle. The quality is fantastic as well.
Well done, Oleg.
I think I want one more than anyone else! :lol:

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Wayne, somehow I think it's not made from skewb. I vaguely remember seeing a patent for it, most probably russian. Maybe Tom Lohe can help with that? The beauty of the puzzle is that all elements of it have the same form and shape.

Vadim, don't you see an end of the line for this puzzle? 8-)

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It has to be made from a pyraminx, white plastic and deep cuts. The four faces were built up to form four corners and the pyraminx tips were made into the other four corners.


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Looks more like a 2x2x2 to me, no?


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StefanPochmann wrote:
Looks more like a 2x2x2 to me, no?


Looks more like a Rubik's Ufo to me.

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Well, what ever it's made from, it looks very cool! Are those tiles on there, Oleg? I wonder how much these will go for on Ebay... :roll:


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Jaap is right. It's based on Rubik's Ufo. This puzzel has vinyl stickers. Size 2.5x2.5x2.5 in (6x6x6 cm)


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That is really a fantastic transformation.

Thanks to Aleksey for clarifying a few things. A very nice puzzle.

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I am stunned. This is fabulous. Please tell us the story about how you thought of it and how you are building them, Oleg.


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Oleg wrote:

On the next week you can see them on E-BAY.


Whats your ebay Id? It sure looks like were going to have a bidding war next week. I thought it was skewb or pyraminx based but not a Rubik's Ufo. I'm still confused on how it works.


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Carter wrote:
I am stunned. This is fabulous. Please tell us the story about how you thought of it and how you are building them, Oleg.


I tried to cut a cube so that at rotation the form of a cube was kept. And to my surprise I have found as to cut a cube that its each side looked equally. And this cube had 12 parts as well as Rubik's Ufo. My first variant has turned out very much greater, nearby 3 ". Then I have reduced it up to 2,5 ".


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Oleg, would you please make sure you pay attention to personal messages (PM)? The link to the messages is in the Forum's menu. Thanks!

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Darren Grewe wrote:
Oleg wrote:

On the next week you can see them on E-BAY.


Whats your ebay Id? It sure looks like were going to have a bidding war next week. I thought it was skewb or pyraminx based but not a Rubik's Ufo. I'm still confused on how it works.



My ebay ID alehik.


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Kite Cubes on ebay:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 05173&rd=1

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 05173&rd=1


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Aleksey wrote:
Wayne, somehow I think it's not made from skewb. I vaguely remember seeing a patent for it, most probably russian. Maybe Tom Lohe can help with that? The beauty of the puzzle is that all elements of it have the same form and shape.

Vadim, don't you see an end of the line for this puzzle? 8-)

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Maybe you remembered SU1253658 with similar cuts but other mechanics ?


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jaap wrote:
StefanPochmann wrote:
Looks more like a 2x2x2 to me, no?

Looks more like a Rubik's Ufo to me.

Yeah ok next time I'll either look at all images or shut up ;-) But they were so large...


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Tom wrote:
Maybe you remembered SU1253658 with similar cuts but other mechanics ?


Thanks, Tom. But that's not it. These are the pictures that I've remembered. The puzzles pictured are not quite what Oleg did. His Kite Cube puzzle is an original design.


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Aleksey wrote:
Tom wrote:
Maybe you remembered SU1253658 with similar cuts but other mechanics ?


Thanks, Tom. But that's not it. These are the pictures that I've remembered. The puzzles pictured are not quite what Oleg did. His Kite Cube puzzle is an original design.


Thanks, Aleksey. I had never seen this pictures before. Could you share the patent number ?


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Thanks, Aleksey. I had never seen this pictures before. Could you share the patent number ?


Tom, it's SU1378879 and SU1787475. Enjoy! 8-)

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It looks like these cubes fetched a nice price. Do you plan on making any more for sale?

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Dodd wrote:
It looks like these cubes fetched a nice price. Do you plan on making any more for sale?


Yes, I think so. But it will take some time.


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Congratulations, Oleg. Nice prices you earned for nice puzzles!


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