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 Post subject: ALEH'S STARMINX (V1).
PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2009 2:56 pm 
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Hi my friends,
Here is my latest creation Starminx V1. Now I'm working on V2, which should be smaller with better movement (I hope :) ).

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Wow, that is such a beautiful puzzle, really aesthetic. I reckon it's one of my favorites :D


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Wow! Kinda confusing too though :?.

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:shock: Amazing puzzle, can't waight to see a video and the v2!

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i thought it was a dino-dodecahedron at first, amazing.


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This puzzle is absolutely unbelieveable.


Edit: Is this a "FTO'ed" Pyraminx Crystal?

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 Post subject: Re: ALEH'S STARMINX (V1).
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This is beyond and over! Thanks for the amazing pictures!

Looks like a beast!!!! Good craftsmanship all the way! Impressive!

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This is one of the best puzzles you've ever made, Aleh, if not THE best puzzle.

And that is definitely saying something. :D :D

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That is absolutely beautiful! I can't believe how perfect it looks.
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That's is very cool! I was very surprised to see it also had the face turning functionality. Very cool.

After the pentultimate this is the deepest cut dodecahedron out there. Great on it's own, and the added corner twisting thing is a plus.

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 Post subject: Re: ALEH'S STARMINX (V1).
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this puzzle is legendary!
And now it's here!
I love, love, love it.
You, Aleh, are always thinking outside the box. :mrgreen:
Can't wait to see V2, and maybe this was just the inspiration I needed to stop procrastinating.

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TomZ, the puzzle is not a hybrid. It's only way of turning is the faces.

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 Post subject: Re: ALEH'S STARMINX (V1).
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Very sharp indeed!!


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OH MY GOD! :shock:
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A truely beautiful puzzle, I love how the star is turned in regard to the standard megaminx.
I first also thought it was a dino minx though :D

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So *what* is the mechanism?

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Wow this is awesome! At first I thought this was a dino dodecahedron, but then I saw the movement pictures.


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THAT is the best puzzle here I´ve seen in a very long time! And there have been some cool ones... looks absolutely perfect.

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Magnificent looking puzzle!


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Could we get a comparison picture with a megaminx and pyraminx crystal?


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This is really something special Aleh.

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Is this based, in any way, off of an alexander's star? :)

Just my guess, due to the name you gave it and the way it looks mid-turn.

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I think it's just called a starminx because there's a star on each face.

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Stunning. I love when great builders create an amazing puzzle such as this and they say there is already an improved version in the works. Fantastic.

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 Post subject: Re: ALEH'S STARMINX (V1).
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I just put the finishing touches on a design for this today. The last file was finished five hours and 30 minutes ago. Then I come here and see this.

It looks just like I'd imagined it. Good work.

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squabpuzzles wrote:
Could we get a comparison picture with a megaminx and pyraminx crystal?


Here is it:
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Wow, this has got to be one of the most amazing puzzles I've ever seen in my life! Fantastic job Aleh, I can't believe it.
And sorry if this is a stupid question, but what is this puzzle technically? Is it a face turning dodecahedron with deeper cuts than a megaminx, but with twistable corners too?


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 Post subject: Re: ALEH'S STARMINX (V1).
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Wow, this has got to be one of the most amazing puzzles I've ever seen in my life! Fantastic job Aleh, I can't believe it.
And sorry if this is a stupid question, but what is this puzzle technically? Is it a face turning dodecahedron with deeper cuts than a megaminx, but with twistable corners too?


The corners are not twistable. It is just a face turning dodecahedron. 8-)

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When I read the title, I thought it was a Stelated Icosahedron Megaminx. When I saw the first pic, I thought it was a Dino Dodeca. I then got the notion that it was no normal 'cube'. Then I saw the turning pics. :shock: :shock: :shock: . I don't even know how I'm still writing this, because I'm pretty sure that I dropped dead when I saw that. However, now that I'm back alive I can very well percieve how it's made. It appears to be to the Pyraminx Crystal as the FTO is the rainbow cube, and is made in a similar way.

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Just beautiful! Wow!

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Fabulous! I love it!

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God how I do love new mechanism puzzles. This puzzle is a 1.1.5 on gelatinbrand.

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yeah! I knew I'd seen this before, the gelatin brain version was someone's avatar for awhile, was it not?

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Beautiful Aleh, simply beautiful.

A real star among other twisty puzzles!

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Another amazing puzzle from a master craftsman.

Excellent work.

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Super! :shock:
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So nice. I am glad to see essentially new puzzle.

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Naturally it's a little bigger than a Crystal...

Excellent, excellent work! I'm already wondering how to solve it...


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Just in case you were not yet impressed, consider that this beauty is cast from hand made masters.

That's right, no CAD and no 3D printing here.

Genius design and master craftmanship.

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WOW...

that is unbelievable! I'd love to see mechanism details if possible!!!

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NO WAY! Hand made?!? My vote for p.o.t.y!

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I leave for the weekend and THIS happens??
EXCELLENT job!

You just need one more thing on that picture ... the pentultimate at the bottom.


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What! I cannot even imagine a puzzle this complex turning with hand made masters, let alone being of this quality.

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I'm absolutely speechless as to how amazing this puzzle is, not to mention that the masters were hand made!

Awesome job!!

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Holy crap! This puzzle is incredible! Keep up the stunning work Aleh!!!

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I cant imagine its mechanism :?
News or transformation?
amazing built

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:shock: Thats version 1? Then I bet version two would be a gigastarminx :lol:

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i.... i dont even know how to describe it, my brain hurts

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