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 Post subject: Large Icosahedron Megaminx (Gigaminx core)
PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 8:45 am 
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Hi All :)
I made this large version of the Icosahedron Megaminx by truncating a Gigaminx, several of the internal pieces were then glued together and capped with 1mm plastic sheet, some building out was also neccesary. All the visible joins were filled with milliput and then smoothed and sprayed.
20 different colors were used for the stickering, which were handut from vinyl sheets.
This was a fun puzzle to build and I'm happy with the way it turned out.
Thankyou.

Size - Point to point : 11.3cm
Size - Edge length : 6cm
Weight : 290gm

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 Post subject: Re: Large Icosahedron Megaminx (Gigaminx core)
PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 8:52 am 
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Nice! I like this build very much!
Have you concidered making the other version where you have a small corner instead?

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 Post subject: Re: Large Icosahedron Megaminx (Gigaminx core)
PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 9:16 am 
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Very good build! I like the piece size a lot better on this than on the original. Was this built from a MF8 or C4U gigaminx?

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 Post subject: Re: Large Icosahedron Megaminx (Gigaminx core)
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:shock: Oh wow how beautiful! I love the color scheme on this puzzle a lot.. it just leaves me in awe every time I see these self made beauties.. gorgeous!



Oh mind.. couldn't help but notice that stand.. how pretty.. can you tell where you got those? :)


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 Post subject: Re: Large Icosahedron Megaminx (Gigaminx core)
PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 11:30 am 
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Sigurd wrote:
Nice! I like this build very much!
Have you concidered making the other version where you have a small corner instead?

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No I hadn't considered that, I don't have anymore gigaminxes now though.
This one actually lay unfinsihed for quite a while in my garage, I truncated it a while back and then left it :)
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Very good build! I like the piece size a lot better on this than on the original. Was this built from a MF8 or C4U gigaminx?

Thankyou, Yes I prefer using this larger one now than my smaller one.
I used a C4U Gigaminx.
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:shock: Oh wow how beautiful! I love the color scheme on this puzzle a lot.. it just leaves me in awe every time I see these self made beauties.. gorgeous!
Oh mind.. couldn't help but notice that stand.. how pretty.. can you tell where you got those? :)

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The stands are 'Acrylic Sphere Stands' I get them on ebay, they look good when used with Skewb balls and Masterballs, but they also support many hexagonal dipyramids in an upright position, which makes them look nice on the puzzle shelf.

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 Post subject: Re: Large Icosahedron Megaminx (Gigaminx core)
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Thank you very much! :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: Large Icosahedron Megaminx (Gigaminx core)
PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 12:51 pm 
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This is a very unique way to make a large megaminx.
How innovative!

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 Post subject: Re: Large Icosahedron Megaminx (Gigaminx core)
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Looks awesome!
Here's to hoping it doesn't turn like a gigaminx :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Large Icosahedron Megaminx (Gigaminx core)
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Thankyou.
No it turns much better now :) its nice to turn an unused puzzle into something else.

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 Post subject: Re: Large Icosahedron Megaminx (Gigaminx core)
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Amazing puzzle

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 Post subject: Re: Large Icosahedron Megaminx (Gigaminx core)
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That really looks great.


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 Post subject: Re: Large Icosahedron Megaminx (Gigaminx core)
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SunnWinder wrote:
I made this large version of the Icosahedron Megaminx by truncating a Gigaminx
That is ... creative.
I would never have thought about that.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 12:56 pm 
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What a beautiful puzzle!

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 Post subject: Re: Large Icosahedron Megaminx (Gigaminx core)
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I wish they would produce this puzzle in a megaminx size.
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 Post subject: Re: Large Icosahedron Megaminx (Gigaminx core)
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Vadim wrote:
I wish they would produce this puzzle in a megaminx size.
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It wouldn't be hard at all. All you would need would be extensions on the edge and corner molds and new center caps.

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 Post subject: Re: Large Icosahedron Megaminx (Gigaminx core)
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Very nice work, thanks for sharing!

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 Post subject: Re: Large Icosahedron Megaminx (Gigaminx core)
PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 3:05 am 
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Thankyou, everyone.

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 Post subject: Re: Large Icosahedron Megaminx (Gigaminx core)
PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 3:39 am 
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Great craftmanship. Do you cut the stickers by a plotter?


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 Post subject: Re: Large Icosahedron Megaminx (Gigaminx core)
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clauswe wrote:
Great craftmanship. Do you cut the stickers by a plotter?

Thankyou.
No, stickers 'always' cut by hand. I spend many hours doing this, I try to make good stencils first that I can draw around.
On this puzzle though I just cut lengths of vinyl 5mm width for the edge pieces, and marked them off to size with a pencil, these same strips were also used for the points (centers). I used a stencil for the triangles :)

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 Post subject: Re: Large Icosahedron Megaminx (Gigaminx core)
PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 10:19 pm 
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It looks like a lantern from China.


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 Post subject: Re: Large Icosahedron Megaminx (Gigaminx core)
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also like this


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