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The main focus of my collection are custom built puzzles, handmade ones as well as CAD designed and then 3D printed ones.


3X3X3

Hollow Cube A 3x3x3 made mostly out of air.

4X4X4

Framed Cube A 4x4x4 reduced to the maximum! The inner 2x2x2 is visible and has to be solved too.

5X5X5

Mixup 5x5x5 The bigger cousin of the Mixup Cube. A fudged and jumbling puzzle.

6X6X6 & UP

7x7x7 Ball in a cube A 7x7x7 almost truncated into the shape of a sphere.

CUBE (SHAPE PRESERVING)

Curvy Copter A variation on the Helicopter Cube that uses curved cuts to reveal the otherwise hidden centerpieces.
Giant Skewb A skewb with 120 mm edge length.
Krystian's Cube A 2x2x2 with a twist that defies all attempts of classifying.

Redi Cube A twisty puzzle cube that turns around its corners. A faceless Compy Cube.

CUBE (SHAPE CHANGING)

Caution Cube A Rubik's Cube with edges that turn by gears.
Fisher's Golden Cube All the stickers on this 78 mm modified Skewb are the same reflective golden colour. There is only one solution.
Ghost Gear Cube The concept of the Ghost Cube applied to the Gear Cube.

Ghost Kilominx Cube A Kilominx in shape of a cube and treated like a Ghost Cube.
Ghost Mixup Cube The concept of the Ghost Cube applied to the Mixup Cube.
Golden Cube (Mini) The mini version of the Golden Cube

Golden Cube 2 Extreme A sequel to Tony Fisher's classic puzzle, made by the inventor himself. It has some small differences to the original.
Greenhill's Cube A 3x3x3 with tilted axis system.
Hexaminx A Megaminx in shape of a hexahedron.

Krystian's Skewb A true Mixup Skewb. The slice layers allow moves in steps of 40�.
Shift Cube A 2x2x4 with an additional shifting move.
Square Mixup A Square-1 where a 90-move for the central square is a meaningful move.


CUBOID

Cheese Block A prism with 3 layers, 14 segments and the shape of a cuboid.
Container The Container is a shape variant of a Skewb sketched by Jean-Claude Constantin, invented by Tony Fisher and mass produced 20 years later.
Curvy Chop The concept of the Helichop cube applied to a Curvy Copter.

Floppy 2x3x3 A twisty puzzle with corners that hang in the air.
Helichop A Helicopter Cube cut in half.
Mental Block Today this can be considered as one of Tony Fisher's classical Skewb modifications.

Slide Twist Twist Slide The successor of "Twisted Assembly Puzzle" made for IPP33

OTHER SIX-SIDED

More Madness The deeper cut cousin of the Meteor Madness. A jumbling-only puzzle.

OCTAHEDRON

Mirror Octahedron A face turning octahedron transformed like a bump cube aka mirror cube.
Octahedral Kilominx A straightforward shape transformation of the Kilominx.
Professor Octaminx A 7x7x7 transformed into the shape of an octahedron but with several pieces left out.

Skewb Diamond (transparent) Transparent version of Tony Fishers skewb in shape of an octahedron.

HEXAGONAL PRISM

Fisher's Hexagonal Prism Another brilliant Skewb-based mod by Tony Fisher.
Hexed Mixup A hexagonal prism two layers high. The central hexagons are not fully split (or: bandaged) to make the puzzle work.

DODECAHEDRON

Dodoctahedron A face turning octahedron in shape of a dodecahedron. The cuts fit perfectly with the shape's edges.
Golden Dodecahedron A dodecahedral version of Tony Fisher's Golden Cube.
Master Dodoctahedron A higher-order version of the Dodoctahedron. A face turning octahedron with three cuts per axis in shape of a dodecahedron.

Ripple Dodecahedron A Rex Dodecahedron with an additional set of shallow cuts on the same axis.
Ripple Dodecahedron Plus A Rex Dodecahedron with an additional set of shallow cuts on the same axis. Unlike the non-plus version it has two additional types of pieces.
Skewb Ultimate A dodecahedron build up from a Skewb.


RHOMBIC DODECAHEDRON

Rhombic Dodecahedron Built on a Skewb mechanism by Tony Fisher.
Ripple Rhombic Dodecahedron A Rex Rhombic Dodecahedron with an additional set of shallow cuts on the same axis.

OTHER TWELVE-SIDED

Almost-a-Skewb A puzzle with four axis. One is doctrinaire, the other three form a puzzle very closely to the Rocket Twist.

FOUR

Almost-a-Pyraminx The Rocket Twist in the shape closestly resembling it geometry.
Giant Pyraminx A Pyraminx made to be the largest full functional Pyraminx ever made.
Greenhill's Tetrahedron A Square-1 transformed into the shape of a tetrahedron.

Tetrahedral Kilominx A tetrahedral version of the Kilominx.
Tetrahedron (Halpern-Meier-Tetrahedron) Another custom Skewb mod by Tony Fisher with a complicated history.
Triangularity A face- corner- and edge turning tetrahedron with a super sticker scheme.


FIVE

Jumble Prism An idea of Bram Cohen finally comes to life after 5 years.

SEVEN

Chilen Cube A two-layered pentagonal prism with spherical cuts.
Pentagon A corners-only pentagonal prism with 2 layers. Specifically designed for its cuteness.

TWENTY

Greenhill's Icosahedron A Square-1 transformed into the shape of icosahedron.
Icosahedron Icosahedron Built on the skewb mechanism by Tony Fisher.

OTHER N-SIDED

Mixup Kites A Mixup Cube shape transformed into a deltoidal icositetrahedron which is a catalan solid.

SPHERE

13x13x13 Ball Puzzle A mass-produced 13x13x13 truncated into the shape of a sphere.
3x3x9 Ball A mass produced 3x3x9 truncated into the shape of a sphere.
4x4x4 Ball A 4x4x4 transformed into the shape of a sphere.

Gear Ball A mass produced spherical Gear Cube.
Minimal Octa A puzzle related to Minimal Hex reimplementing Gemstone II in a minimalistic way.
Minimal Twist A skewb so minimalistic that it is impossible to be stickered.

Octaball (sphere) A face turning octahedron transformed into a sphere.

CYLINDER

7x7x7 Barrel A 7x7x7 truncated into the shape of a barrel, aka pillowed cylinder.

ROUND CONVEX SHAPES

5x5x5 Egg A 5x5x5 modified into the shape of an egg.
Bicone A skewb transformed into the shape of a bicone and stickered in a midturn state.

STAR

7x7x7 V-Sculpture A V-Cube 7x7x7 modified into a solid similar to a stellated octahedron.
Chroma Star A Kilominx in shape of a Rhombic hexecontahedron.
Nesting Cubes A Dogic which shape resembles the first stellation of icosahedron, cleverly stickered.

Vegamate A pentultimate in shape of a compound of five tetrahedra.
Vegaminx A megaminx in shape of a compound of five tetrahedra.

OTHER SHAPES

Open Master Pyraminx A heavily reduced Master Pyraminx.
Tharsis A higher order version of the Vulcano.
Truncated Helicopter Cube A Helicopter Cube truncated into a shape resembling a Cubohemioctahedron.

U-Void Third variant out of a series of Holey Megaminx transformations. This one has four twistable faces left.
V-Dome A 6x6x6 with some pieces removed to reveal some previously hidden pieces.

SIAMESE & FUSED

4Cubes Four parts (looking like a 3x3x3) connected into a single puzzle.
Cubie Chaos 1 A small number of Eastsheen 2x2x2s joined and extended to form a 2x4x5 block which poses a new kind of challenge.
Cubie Chaos 2 A small number of Eastsheen 2x2x2s joined and extended to form a 3x4x4 block which poses a new kind of challenge.

Dumbbell Cube Two 3x3x3s connected with a complex mechanism. Every turned side is followed by one side of the other cube.
Dumbbell Skewb Two Skewbs (or better: Holey Skewbs) connected with a complex mechanism. Every turn is followed by one turn of the other Skewb.
Siamese Skewbs Another Tony Fisher transformation.

Siamesillusion Two 4x4x4's fused to imitate the Siamese Cubes, Tony earliest cube transformation.
Skewbrick A Siamese Skewb with transformed shape.

FOLDING

Bram's Magic 7 Ball A customly elongated version of Bram's Magic.

OTHER MECHANISMS

Krystian's Disk 24 segments in 6 sectors create an unique puzzle.
Planets Four balls in a frame. Craters on each ball block and unblock rotation of the adjacent balls.
Planets Pyramid Inspired by the original Planets from the same inventor.


MISCELLANEOUS STUFF

Planets Plus A higher order version of the original Planets puzzle.


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