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The 24-Cube aka Little Chop
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THE deepcut edge-turning hexahedron.

Although looking as a Dino Cube the turning of this puzzle is complete different. There are 6 throughgoing axes around which twists of 180° are possible. This puzzle is deepcut since all cutting planes intersect at a single point. Even more impressive: It allows jumbling moves.
After finishing this puzzle the inventor gave it two names: "The 24 Cube" and "Rua tekau ma-wha" but since this puzzle was theoretically known way longer under the name "Little Chop", this name still sticks throughout the forum. The first version of this puzzle was a complicated puzzle with many more pieces on the inside but hides all these additional pieces. After its first invention there were other custom built versions including some which rely on magnets. The images are taken from one of this magnets-versions.

In Oct 2013 Jason Smith presented a version of Little Chop which does NOT allow jumbling moves. Please refer to the 5th image.



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