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A fudged puzzles which combines the moves of a bandaged 3x3x3 and a sliding piece puzzle.
Arrow Planet is a twisty puzzle with 52 arrowed squares moving around a sphere. But also the sphere parts can turn. This puzzle combines jumbling, fudging and sliding.
The geometry of the Arrow Planet is quite unusual. It has four axes at an angle of 81.2174 degrees, instead of the 90 degrees for a regular Rubik's Cube. As it result, this geometry jumbles.
The puzzle has four circles of slidey squares that turn around the four axes, each circle intersecting with other circles at a 90-degree angle. This geometry has exactly THIRTEEN (13) squares in each circle. Well, not exactly 13, but 13.1086. A bit of fudging was needed to make it fit.
As the four circles are not great circles of the sphere, there are little wedge-shaped voids between the squares.
The 52 square pieces and the 70 wedge-shaped pieces are all stickered. The puzzle has six circles of one colour when solved. The red, yellow, green and blue are continuous circles. The white and orange are interrupted circles.
This puzzle combines learning experiences from Distorted Cube, Mixup Cube and Number Planet. It runs very smoothly.
Diameter: 70 mm
Diameter: 67 mm (without tiles)
Weight: 60 grams
Thank you to the following people for their assistance in helping collect the information on this page: Andreas Nortmann, Lawrence Cuthbert.
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