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The concept of the Latch Cube applied to the Megaminx.
The Latch Cube is one of the highly praised creations of Katsuhiko Okamoto. It is a 3x3x3 where every edge pieces contains a latch. This latch blocks the movement of one of the edge's sides in one direction. These blocks are shown by arrows visible on the edges. When clockwise and counter-clockwise arrows are present on one side this side's moves is entirely blocked.
For the Latch Megaminx this concept is now adapted to a Megaminx. The pattern of arrows looks less symmetrical compared with the Latch Cube but there still is a concept:
Every edge piece has exactly one arrow.
Every side has 2 or 3 array with the same direction.
Every side with 2 arrows has an opposite side with 3 arrows.
The 3 arrows point all in the opposite direction as the 2 arrows of the opposite side.
There are 15 arrows with clockwise and counter-clockwise orientation.
Out of all the configurations which suffice these conditions one was arbitrarily chosen by the creator.
Edge length: 32 mm
Weight: 106 g
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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