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A face turning disdyakis dodecahedron in the shape of a cube.
The Mandala Cube has 48 axes of rotation, eight on each face, or four at each edge. Each of these axes can stop at six different places (in addition to the starting place) where turns can be made on adjacent axes. The axes on the puzzle are visible, and appear as the long skinny "bone shaped" pieces radiating out from the center of each face. Contour cutting was used to create the mandala pattern seen on each face of the puzzle, and to keep the corners (where six different axes intersect) from exploding into a large number of tiny pieces.
Mandala Cube is fairly large due to the requirements of the mechanism and the small size of some of the pieces relative to others. This one was quite a challenge to get to work, and the designer needed to come up with a few new tricks to get the mechanism to connect with all the pieces.
Mandala Cube is the first puzzle to use the axis system of disdyakis dodecahedron as its' core. The puzzle is jumbling-only, and features overhang bandaging along with the jumbling bandaging.
Edge length: 76 mm
Weight: 354 grams
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