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 Post subject: The new puzzle from Lanlan called "Skewb Curvy Rhombohedron
PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2013 3:37 am 
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There is a new puzzle from Lanlan called "Skewb Curvy Rhombohedron " which will be finished and begin selling soon. This kind of cube is designed by John Lin who is from Taiwan.
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 Post subject: Re: The new puzzle from Lanlan called "Skewb Curvy Rhombohed
PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2013 4:12 am 
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First impression: nah, it is only a skewb rhombohedron...

second impression: wait! I don't have this puzzle in my collection! must have!!! :-D

Congrats to John Lin for his second mass produced puzzle. :-) :-):-)

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 Post subject: Re: The new puzzle from Lanlan called "Skewb Curvy Rhombohed
PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2013 4:41 am 
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OK..

*stern looks all around*

Now who sat on this one?






Lovely puzzle, another must have!

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 Post subject: Re: The new puzzle from Lanlan called "Skewb Curvy Rhombohed
PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2013 4:57 am 
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That's another 2 for my list (still not gotten around to buying the squished skewb!)

Is this one huge too? :D :D

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 Post subject: Re: The new puzzle from Lanlan called "Skewb Curvy Rhombohed
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Wow, it looks fantastic!


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 Post subject: Re: The new puzzle from Lanlan called "Skewb Curvy Rhombohed
PostPosted: Sun Dec 01, 2013 12:37 am 
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HKNow Store has the John Lin Skewb Curvy Rhombohedron available for pre-order. Just saying. :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: The new puzzle from Lanlan called "Skewb Curvy Rhombohed
PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2013 10:52 am 
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Hi! I’m John Lin, thanks for nice comments.
sorry for reply late,
I bought quite a few Meffert Jing’s Pyraminx to made some mods.
I’m happy that Skewb Curvy Rhombohedron has been mass produced with high quality.
here is some pictures I took around 2010.


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 Post subject: Re: The new puzzle from Lanlan called "Skewb Curvy Rhombohed
PostPosted: Sat Dec 28, 2013 6:24 pm 
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Today my "Skewb Curvy Rhombohedron" arrived. Unfortunately, it was not packed very well and three centres were loose in the package at arrival: the screws were stripped out off their sockets. I guess that some pressure during transport had caused the problem.
It was not a big deal to glue the pieces together. On the other hand, this should not happen and I'll try to persuade the selling company to use better packaging in the future.

Otherwise, this puzzle is really nice. :) I can confirm that "high quality" - as John Lin has stated in his post above - is the appropriate term for it. The stickers are fine, very shiny very well place. The plastic is solid and you get a very nice "look and feel" impression.

I clearly recommend it to everybody who likes Jing's Pyraminx.
I like the clicking mechanism (some like it not so much, at least it is a bit less noisy than on the Jing's Pyraminx).
I consider solving it a bit harder than solving Jing's Pyraminx due to the confusing factor of a shape shifting puzzle.

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 Post subject: Re: The new puzzle from Lanlan called "Skewb Curvy Rhombohed
PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 1:11 am 
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Once again, I am a bit late to the party. :oops:

I recently got this puzzle from Cubezz.com. It was a great price, and along with the Evil Eye II that I ordered, came wrapped very securely in a box. It arrived in great shape, and I have thoroughly enjoyed playing with it. LanLan did an excellent job of manufacturing this puzzle.

Thank you John, for another fun puzzle in the Skewb family.

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 Post subject: Re: The new puzzle from Lanlan called "Skewb Curvy Rhombohed
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My Skewb Curvy Rhombohedron arrived from HKnowstore and had a similar issue to Konrads. My white triangle appears to have an incorrect screw in it compared to the others, it is shorter and thinner and doesnt stay in. Not something you would expect from a brand new puzzle but these things happen.

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 Post subject: Re: The new puzzle from Lanlan called "Skewb Curvy Rhombohed
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I got a replacement from hknowstore.
Once again a perfect customer service.
Thanks Calvin!
I hope they will not use simple bags for future shipments, this puzzle needs a card box :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: The new puzzle from Lanlan called "Skewb Curvy Rhombohed
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The faces of this puzzle are not rhombi, so why is it called a rhombohedron?

Also, what is the correct name of this shape?

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 Post subject: Re: The new puzzle from Lanlan called "Skewb Curvy Rhombohed
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robertpauljr wrote:
The faces of this puzzle are not rhombi, so why is it called a rhombohedron?

Also, what is the correct name of this shape?
I guess "kite" is the right name for the shape of a face http://www.twistypuzzles.com/cgi-bin/pd ... =&phr=kite

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 Post subject: Re: The new puzzle from Lanlan called "Skewb Curvy Rhombohed
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Konrad wrote:
robertpauljr wrote:
The faces of this puzzle are not rhombi, so why is it called a rhombohedron?

Also, what is the correct name of this shape?
I guess "kite" is the right name for the shape of a face http://www.twistypuzzles.com/cgi-bin/pd ... =&phr=kite

Yes, the face is kite shaped, I know. But is there a name for the solid figure with kite faces?

Until further notice I will name mine my Skewb Curvy Kite-ohedron. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: The new puzzle from Lanlan called "Skewb Curvy Rhombohed
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robertpauljr wrote:
Konrad wrote:
robertpauljr wrote:
The faces of this puzzle are not rhombi, so why is it called a rhombohedron?

Also, what is the correct name of this shape?
I guess "kite" is the right name for the shape of a face http://www.twistypuzzles.com/cgi-bin/pd ... =&phr=kite

Yes, the face is kite shaped, I know. But is there a name for the solid figure with kite faces?

Until further notice I will name mine my Skewb Curvy Kite-ohedron. :lol:

I don't think I own one of these but from the photos it appears to be pretty much a pillowed squished cube. I doubt very much if it has it's own mathematical name. The Deltoidal Icositetrahedron has kite faces but there are 24. You certainly can't put 6 flat kites together in a shape.
I believe Curvy Squished Cube, Pillowed Squished Cube or Squishy Pillow Cube are all possible names.

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 Post subject: Re: The new puzzle from Lanlan called "Skewb Curvy Rhombohed
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http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhombohedron


This is the same shape, and it states the faces are rhombi

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 Post subject: Re: The new puzzle from Lanlan called "Skewb Curvy Rhombohed
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JackRTully wrote:
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhombohedron


This is the same shape, and it states the faces are rhombi
This is the shape of the Squished Skewb (faces are rhombi).
This Lanlan puzzle - whatever the correct name might be- has faces in kite shape. (Two sides are shorter than the other two.) I have checked it with my puzzle and some of the photos above show it clearly.

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 Post subject: Re: The new puzzle from Lanlan called "Skewb Curvy Rhombohed
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If it isn't this; http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trigonal_trapezohedron I have no idea :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: The new puzzle from Lanlan called "Skewb Curvy Rhombohed
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They're only kite-shaped because the puzzle is rounded off to make it smaller and less pointy... if the puzzle were "traditional" it would be a regular rhombohedron, so it's close enough IMO. :P


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 Post subject: Re: The new puzzle from Lanlan called "Skewb Curvy Rhombohed
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Thanks to Mr. robertpauljr for let me know that there are more interesting discussions on this mod.
here is my story,
I had drawn some designs for LanLan on July 2010, and this is one of them,
as you can see, it’s a real ‘Skewb Rhombohedron’,


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 Post subject: Re: The new puzzle from Lanlan called "Skewb Curvy Rhombohed
PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2014 11:12 am 
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compared to the ‘Squished Skewb’, you may call this design ‘Squeezed Skewb’ too.

But two weeks later, I used 2 Meffert Jing’s Pyraminx to get an easier approach,
when post this on my blog, l did not aware of the distortion of the name,

sorry for causing confusion. 


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