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 Post subject: Taking Apart an Alexander's Star
PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 2010 1:08 pm 
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I wasn’t sure if this would belong in Puzzle Building and Modding or if it made more sense to have it in General Puzzle Topics so if a mod feels that it should be moved, please do so.

How do you take apart a vintage Alexander’s Star without breaking the pieces? Keep in mind that many of these are old and the plastic is brittle.


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 Post subject: Re: Taking Apart an Alexander's Star
PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 2010 1:16 pm 
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Years ago I disassembled one with the help of this picture from the old Twisty mega site. The Museum has a copy of this same picture, but at a reduced size so it loses a few details.

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It doesn't get much easier after removing the first piece.


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 Post subject: Re: Taking Apart an Alexander's Star
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Don't do it!!! It is extremely fragile. The plastic breaks very easily. Actually it' s also boring to solve. I recently threw my old specimen in the garbage bin :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: Taking Apart an Alexander's Star
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The reason I started this topic is because I wish to replace some damaged pieces with some from a different puzzle (a puzzle that is already missing a piece).


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 Post subject: Re: Taking Apart an Alexander's Star
PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 3:16 pm 
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perfredlund wrote:
Don't do it!!! It is extremely fragile. The plastic breaks very easily.

Per

I'm going to have to work out how to solve both my 12 and 20 colour versions (http://twistypuzzles.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=19030&start=0) then if I can't take them apart and reassemble them solved! :D

Also, that URL is surprised (=0). :lol:

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