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 Post subject: Re: Packages Just Arrived with Rare Puzzles
PostPosted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 6:59 pm 
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You will probably have to replace your batteries. Little button things. The lights activate when you solve the thing! :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Packages Just Arrived with Rare Puzzles
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Today I received my Childs Play puzzles from Eric Vergo (gingervergo)

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I am very impressed with the puzzle. Eric warned me that the puzzle was extremely difficult, and prompted me to scramble only One of the 2x2s before venturing into doing both. It took me 25 minutes to solve the first 2x2, even when referencing the solved one! It is extremely difficult, and Eric put a lot of time into making the puzzle as confusing as possible!

If you think you have the stones to solve both of them at the same time, you don't! I CHALLENGE YOU TO TRY!

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Today I received my Childs Play puzzles from Eric Vergo (gingervergo)
how do they work together?

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 Post subject: Re: Packages Just Arrived with Rare Puzzles
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Like that viewtopic.php?f=15&t=18186

It hasn't been that hard to find it!


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 Post subject: Re: Packages Just Arrived with Rare Puzzles
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A couple of days ago I received The hex-2 from cubervietnam. It is just a wonderful puzzle!




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 Post subject: Re: Packages Just Arrived with Rare Puzzles
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gingervergo wrote:
A couple of days ago I received The hex-2 from cubervietnam. It is just a wonderful puzzle!





That's a really interesting puzzle. Are there any videos out there which show how it turns?

In other news, it's taking forever for my new cube to get here. D=

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 Post subject: Re: Packages Just Arrived with Rare Puzzles
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xinchun wrote:
gingervergo wrote:
A couple of days ago I received The hex-2 from cubervietnam. It is just a wonderful puzzle!


That's a really interesting puzzle. Are there any videos out there which show how it turns?

In other news, it's taking forever for my new cube to get here. D=


That looks to me like a square-2 shape-modded into a hexagonal dipyramid.

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 Post subject: Re: Packages Just Arrived with Rare Puzzles
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That's because that's exactly what it is :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Packages Just Arrived with Rare Puzzles
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A package arrived from Shapeways today! Heavy artillery from TomZ!

VIDEO ADDED!!

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 Post subject: Re: Packages Just Arrived with Rare Puzzles
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A package arrived from Shapeways today! Heavy artillery from TomZ!
Please, let us know your experiences while solving the 3x4x5.

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 Post subject: Re: Packages Just Arrived with Rare Puzzles
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konsassen wrote:
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A package arrived from Shapeways today! Heavy artillery from TomZ!
Please, let us know your experiences while solving the 3x4x5.


I will! :) Right now, I am just scared to mix this thing up.

mmh.. I just love the smell of Cubesmith adhensive in evening

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 Post subject: Re: Packages Just Arrived with Rare Puzzles
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Does a signed 2x2x4 count as a rare puzzle? If it does, I got mine today. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Packages Just Arrived with Rare Puzzles
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Today I received my elemental:beryllium-10 (#10). I must say, the quality of the puzzle is outstanding, The craftsmanship is impeccable, and the custom job Dave Litwin did qualifies this more as a piece of art rather than a puzzle. To say I am overwhelmed by this puzzle Is an understatement.








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 Post subject: Re: Packages Just Arrived with Rare Puzzles
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That looks incredible! I like that it has another slider within it!

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 Post subject: Re: Packages Just Arrived with Rare Puzzles
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A package came in the mail for me from Peter Sebesteny!

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Not pictured but included in package: replacement stickers.

Now I have autographs from Uwe Meffert, Tony Fisher, Peter Sebesteny, and Hidetoshi-san, now I only need an Erno Rubik autographed cube, perhaps also Okamoto-san and Udo Krell autographed puzzles also!

I'll have to most likely slow down on buying puzzles as I need to save up some more funds :lol: However, every time I say that I end up spending even more :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Packages Just Arrived with Rare Puzzles
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Got this very nice little guy in the mail last week. It was much smaller than I expected.
I really need a proper camera. as the phone doesn't do it any justice.


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 Post subject: Re: Packages Just Arrived with Rare Puzzles
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Look up a few posts and you may understand how I got my hands on this pretty little item:
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Dave :)

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 Post subject: Re: Packages Just Arrived with Rare Puzzles
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Ben, overa year ago I got the exact same package from mr. Sebesteny, and a month later I met him at the DCD.
There Tony signed my Golden Cube, Uwe Meffert signed an original, unopened pyraminx from 1981, and Ernö Rubik signed an original 1980 Rubik's Cube.

Who knows how much I could get for that last one, but I could never ever part with it.

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 Post subject: Re: Packages Just Arrived with Rare Puzzles
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Back from holiday following puzzles arrived in August and September

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TomZ's CC II
Eitan's Master Heli
my own Mini Peta (a lot of work to do to make it playable)
Incredible's 2x2 mods (60 degree and 45 degree)
Murilo's Mini 3x3x2
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 Post subject: Re: Packages Just Arrived with Rare Puzzles
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DLitwin wrote:
Look up a few posts and you may understand how I got my hands on this pretty little item:
This looks like my Vergo's Cube (#4), but with a different colouring of the beads and different stickers. Is it from gingervergo, indeed?

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 Post subject: Re: Packages Just Arrived with Rare Puzzles
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clauswe wrote:
TomZ's CC II
Eitan's Master Heli
my own Mini Peta (a lot of work to do to make it playable)
Incredible's 2x2 mods (60 degree and 45 degree)
Murilo's Mini 3x3x2
Timur's Trignis
Incredible's 2-layer Cheese
Apollo's Axis RD
Judochiou625 Brilliant Pyramid

:shock: Some pretty amazing puzzles there (although I preferred the Brilliant Pyramid that had gold stickers :D)!

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YES! Mini Peta! Its done! Can we see more? is there another thread for it yet? i want to buy a full print for my birthday so bad!

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 Post subject: Re: Packages Just Arrived with Rare Puzzles
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Beautiful puzzles, Clauswe. I love the Petaminx, and the Trignis. Astonishing puzzles. You forgot to mention the inverted 1x2x3 in the list.

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So much white in clauswe's picture :D
The pyramid is really ... brilliant.


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konsassen wrote:
DLitwin wrote:
Look up a few posts and you may understand how I got my hands on this pretty little item :)
This looks like my Vergo's Cube (#4), but with a different colouring of the beads and different stickers. Is it from gingervergo, indeed?
Yes indeed. The "few posts up" I was referencing was here, a small trade we recently completed.

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 Post subject: Re: Packages Just Arrived with Rare Puzzles
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I got Garrett's contest entry, the 2x3x4 today! its very nice puzzle and highly recommended!

Claus.. that .. mini.. peta... me.. want.. to.. see... vdo.. please

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Got my Mirror Borg today. Actually I got it two days ago, but my Mum forgot to give it to me.

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Thanks Heiowge!

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 Post subject: Re: Packages Just Arrived with Rare Puzzles
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Yesterday was a special day in the life of a puzzle collector: I have received 6 different parcels containing 8 puzzles in total - on a single day!.
Here they are:

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I'll mention the rare one's only:
- TomZ's Compy Skewb
- TomZ's Helicopter Skewb
- TomZ's Curvy Copter II
- Timur's F-Skewb

A few month ago I would have counted the Rex Cube as very rare :) , now you can order it from Meffert's.
Very nice puzzle too.

Thanks to Tom and Timur and Meffert's! :D

I've checked TomZ's puzzles briefly and have looked at the mechanism of the Compy Skewb again.
All turn very well and the Compy mechanism has impressed me very much.

Timur's F-Skewb is really tiny, but very nice. It is the original sample he has shown in his post.

Tom's three Puzzles are the Christmas gift of my wife to me.
So, I'm afraid I can write a review about scrambling and solving them not before 2011. :)
For now I can give you my first impressions only: Excellent.

Fortunately, the F-Skewb is a different story and I'll write something when I have solved it. (Probably after the other not so rare ones)

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Great package you had there, Konrad! I have a feeling I will shortly be swayed into getting the F-Skewb. :)

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I got two packages today containing these babies:
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I must say that I am not completely satisfied with the color of the plastic of the Curvey Copter II. Its more greyish than any of my other Shapeways products. But I reallly love the puzzle it self! I true piece of art!

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Timur's F-Skewb is really tiny, but very nice.

To explain why it turned out so small - I wanted to make the face elements the same size as in my Master Skewb, so the edge size had to be 42mm.

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Not incredibly rare, but I did get two of them! :D My Alexander's Stars arrived today, just as I got up.

As expected, on the 6 colour one, the stickers are peeling a little (but they are older than me - nearly twice as old! I'm 15 and it was made in 1982 - 28 years old. :D). The stickers are great on the 20 colour though. I'm going to solve the 6 colour one once probably, to preserve my name sticker and then keep the 20 colour for more regular solving (it also turns better than the 6 colour one). I also got the original (I think) box for the 6 colour and replacement stickers for the 20 colour. Apologies for the poor pictures, I only just got up (way too late, I know! :lol:).


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Would a little bit of silicone spray improve the turning of the 6 colour, or would it make it worse? I also don't want it to damage the stickers (especially the one with my name on :lol:). They're nearly twice as old as me, but that doesn't mean that I won't try and convince people that they're named after me! :lol:

Thanks Ryan!

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Silicone spray shouldn't mess them up if you're careful, just insert the thin straw that comes with the spray can into the puzzle, and give a few small squirts. As long as you're careful, you shouldn't get any on the stickers, but it all comes down to how much you use

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Glad they arrived safely, I hope you enjoy them :) Tell me how you get on with solving the 20 colour one, I never got round to solving it completely. Yes the case is original.

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Last week I got my last Shapeways order. All puzzles are avaiable in Muffet's shop.

The Octahedron is the best turning puzzle in my collection. Great work. Thank you Matthew!!!!
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oh wow! those look amazing! I really like the master pentagonal domino! so impressive looking! Was that the first print of this puzzle?

Its supposed to be really small right? Can we see a comparison photo to a 3x3x3?

And how does it move? Does it have any flaws?

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Lol I hope you meant Master Pentgonal Domino, right?

Amazing puzzles! Could you make a review please so I can see the quality of Muffet's puzzles?

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This is the first print of both the Domino and The octahedron. the domino is quite small, but it does look nice doesn't it? There was a problem with the print for the octahedron due to my own error but Claus and I were able to fix it and the puzzle is now apparently in great working order.

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Matthew, I love your puzzles. It is not conceivable how perfect the Octahedron turns. Very very very smooth!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Packages Just Arrived with Rare Puzzles
PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 10:08 am 
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clauswe wrote:
Last week I got my last Shapeways order. All puzzles are avaiable in Muffet's shop.

The Octahedron is the best turning puzzle in my collection. Great work. Thank you Matthew!!!!


Congratz on your new puzzle ! =D, really impressive.

Muffet is a great designer, waiting to some videos.

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 Post subject: Re: Packages Just Arrived with Rare Puzzles
PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 11:26 am 
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Agreed. I intend to buy a few puzzles from Muffet, especially the Octahedron and Mini Professor Pentagonal Domino. You are a great designer, Muffet!

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 Post subject: Re: Packages Just Arrived with Rare Puzzles
PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 1:11 pm 
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Thanks Guys I really appreciate the comments. Puzzle designing isn't always easy, and ideas are even harder, but be on the look out for a couple of more puzzles hopefully coming soon :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Packages Just Arrived with Rare Puzzles
PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 8:57 am 
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From RubiksFreakGreg I got these two babies today! and I really mean babies - they are so small I cant believe it! The Mini Split 3x3x2
has the same size cubies as a keychain cube! :)
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The design with the Mini Split as I call it, is done really well! It spins really good with none lockups! I havent broken it in yet, but I can only imagine it will turn even better with time and some lube!
The Capsule puzzle is really cute! And I love it very much! Actually this one is so smooth I cant believe it! It doesnt really feel like WSF at all! more like a production puzzle!

Both puzzles are highly recommended! :)

can you say this puzzle jumbles?
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 Post subject: Re: Packages Just Arrived with Rare Puzzles
PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 9:07 am 
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I'm gonna try being modest here: The capsule puzzle isn't ready when it comeout of printing, I sanded each edge piece intensively for about 20 seconds each to make it spin well.

Enjoy solving them! Personally the split 2x3x3 is very hard at first for pairing up the edges but the method to find them isn't so hard (it took me about 1-2 hours to find algorithms). For the Capsule, I don't know how to solve it, I do it kind of randomly (with a small bit of thinking though :lol: )

Good luck!

- Greg :D

P.S: I'd say it jumbles because when is shapeshifts some moves are blocked :)

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 Post subject: Re: Packages Just Arrived with Rare Puzzles
PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 5:16 pm 
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All these puzzles look amazing!!!

The mini split domino doesn't jumble but I think another term needs to be coined for puzzles like this. Maybe bamble?

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 Post subject: Re: Packages Just Arrived with Rare Puzzles
PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 5:42 pm 
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I think it's enough with "non fully proportional, shape shifting puzzle", but yeah, there are cooler names, for sure :P


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 Post subject: Re: Packages Just Arrived with Rare Puzzles
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Doubleyou wrote:
can you say this puzzle jumbles?
Jumble means that you cannot unbandage it. You can unbandage this so it does not jumble.

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 Post subject: Re: Packages Just Arrived with Rare Puzzles
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cisco wrote:
I think it's enough with "non fully proportional, shape shifting puzzle", but yeah, there are cooler names, for sure :P

No. A term is not needed for those but for bandaged puzzles that can reach a state with all pieces looking unbandaged.

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 Post subject: Re: Packages Just Arrived with Rare Puzzles
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A very nice gift arrived in the mail for me a bit ago (I am late posting pictures). It seems a friend was just being very nice. These days an Axis Cube isn't really rare given it has been mass produced, but this one is SLS printed from Adam's design back when only a few were being hand built.

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Enjoy! I am.

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 Post subject: Re: Packages Just Arrived with Rare Puzzles
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Just today received:
Here are some items that my collection has long desired. In particular the Olympic Rings has been in my sights for quite some time but I never seem to capture it. Competing with katsmom for one in an auction was the basis of our introduction, in a way.

A friend has sent them my way in trade for some puzzles who's pictures may find their way to this thread soon and reveal just what it was I was hinting at here.

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My two "rare, production" shelves welcome the new additions,

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