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 Post subject: What is the rarest puzzle in the world?
PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2007 9:02 pm 
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do you mean manufactured or custom made?

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If you mean produced puzzles, then probably the Jugo Flower, or "Game Jugo".

It was rumored that only 7 were made.

Reference: http://www.gamesetwatch.com/2007/01/col ... s_ou_1.php


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pretty much any custom puzzle is going to be one of the rarest; most of those are limited to a couple dozen, if even.


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I'm going to stick to twisty puzzles since that's what I know most.

Production puzzle - I'll have to go with Rubik's Cheese.

Custom puzzle - any number of one-off shape variants. There's virtually a limitless number of puzzles you can easily make that can be considered "one of a kind." If you're talking truly unique mechanism then I'd have to point towards a few of Okamoto's puzzles that only exist in the single digits. And as far as I know there's only one fully functional 3x3x4 made directly from the parts of a Rubik's Cube. ;)

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How many 7x7 OCs are there?


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Jin H Kim wrote:
And as far as I know there's only one fully functional 3x3x4 made directly from the parts of a Rubik's Cube. ;)


I wonder who owns that one?... :P

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How many 7x7 OCs are there?

Probably quite alot, but maybe not that many in circulation!

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For sure there is only one of these worldwide:
viewtopic.php?t=4500


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Unless I missed something there is only one of these:
viewtopic.php?t=4186&highlight=soccerball

and the mechanism is pretty clearly unique.


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Georges wrote:
For sure there is only one of these worldwide:
viewtopic.php?t=4500


That one doesnt count. It's too trivial. Just a boring 3x3x3 :wink:
Special editions do not count. Only really rare unique puzzles :)

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There is only one of my 4x4x6s in the world. Although a modification an addition mechanism was required.
Aleh's Master Octahedron is another similar though better case.


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Very good point with Aleh's master octahedron. Aleh's circle cube would also count too I suppose (edit: and I just saw, in the master octahedron thread there's a picture of his 5x5x4, i don't know how many of those there are)

Also, to the person above who posted the Tuttminx, I think some more of those have been made, I know for sure there was a version which was built up into an icosahedron so that it completed the pyraminx -> magic octahedron -> _____ series

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viewtopic.php?t=6542&highlight=pyracosaminx
viewtopic.php?t=7369&highlight=pyracosaminx

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For production purposes, id say some of the russian/polish cube transformations (The Original Toys ones? I saw some on ebay...). Also, Mozaikas are very rare. probably around 2000 ever made, actually, probably less.

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neat. but, for the longest time I thought the Rubik's Cheese was a UFO mod.


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Also, to the person above who posted the Tuttminx, I think some more of those have been made, I know for sure there was a version which was built up into an icosahedron so that it completed the pyraminx -> magic octahedron -> _____ series

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viewtopic.php?t=6542&highlight=pyracosaminx
viewtopic.php?t=7369&highlight=pyracosaminx

Are you sure that those are based on the Tuttminx? The Tuttminx had 34 turning sides (so it rotated about 17 axes) those things rotate about corners of which they have twelve (and thus rotate about six axes.)


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I think it's safe to say I have a rare Icosidodecahedron made by Tony Fisher! :D

viewtopic.php?t=4444&highlight=icosidodecahedron

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chris the cynic is correct, The Tuttminx is a completely different mechanism and puzzle to Lee's later puzzles.

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The general concept of the Tuttminx and pyracosaminx at least is fairly easy to understand. The challenge of course is in the execution of designing and making the pieces and it would seem that Lee Tutt has this aspect of puzzle design down pat.

I didn't think about the Olympic Cubes, and the few prototypes that exist are doubtless more rare than the Cheese. But the Olympic Cubes have a strong presence on the board now and facing imminent production, while the Rubik's Cheese has been out of production for quite a while and only appears as a factory puzzle only occasionally on ebay.

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Jin H Kim wrote:
Rubik's Cheese has been out of production for quite a while and only appears as a factory puzzle only occasionally on ebay.


Strangely enough, there were four of them during the last 4 months (if I didn't miss one).

Tony, Would you be willing to post a list of your creations with the number you made of each?


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Georges, In several cases I haven't kept count though I guess I have the information somewhere. Also, I have loads of partly made puzzles laying around and I am not just talking about current projects. These vary from just started to literally only needing two or three stickers so you couldn't really confine it to the number of completed puzzles. And, next week the list would no longer be up to date. I have however listed puzzles below that so far I have only made one of. It's off the top of my head so I may have missed some.

Truncated Dogic,
Truncated Cuboctahedron
4x4x6
2x2x6 (correctly proportioned)
White Container
White Megaminx
Icosidodecahedron (we'll have to talk about this one reeeech)
4x4x4 ball

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Pretty sure those two are the rarest ones.....

;)


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first one looks like it would be a tough solve


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I believe that the first one is called 'Puzzle Massager' and the second one 'Chi Gung Ball'.
They are both prototypes by Uwe Meffert.

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David, are these yours?

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Tony Fisher wrote:
I have however listed puzzles below that so far I have only made one of. It's off the top of my head so I may have missed some.

Truncated Dogic,
Truncated Cuboctahedron
4x4x6
2x2x6 (correctly proportioned)
White Container
White Megaminx
Icosidodecahedron (we'll have to talk about this one reeeech)
4x4x4 ball



I have a feeling what this is about, if it's what we talked about before. Sure, we can talk more about it (through email if you prefer). But, I'm sure you'll know what my answer is - based on our past talks. ;)

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Aleksey wrote:
David, are these yours?


I wish they were............:P

They're my hands, not my puzzles.......... ;)


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I must be out of the loop here. Please share where did you get them to hold in your hand. 8-)

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rastarubik wrote:
Pretty sure those two are the rarest ones.....
Aleksey wrote:
David, are these yours?

I wish they were............:P
They're my hands, not my puzzles.......... ;)


Hendrik Haak has them on his Wanted-List...
Very rare. Indeed.


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Geert Hellings wrote:
I believe that the first one is called 'Puzzle Massager' and the second one 'Chi Gung Ball'.
They are both prototypes by Uwe Meffert.

Geert


Hmm. Do the top and bottom "bridges" turn independently?? That would be really neat, making them a bit orb-it like :wink:

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Please, it doesn't take too much effort to put the message in the body of the post.


It actually would have taken less keystrokes.

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