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 Post subject: New Year's Resolution Puzzle List(s)!
PostPosted: Sat Jan 01, 2011 9:17 am 
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Hey guys,

I noticed a lot of people doing these kinds of things last year- Sebuver and Clauwse to name two- and decided to start a puzzle resolution of my own. I'll attempt to obtain 52 puzzles by the end of the year, and then list them here. Here are the rules:

I can only collect up to two of the same puzzle. When I say the same puzzle, I mean the same brand of a type of cube; therefore, I could collect just 52 3x3s if they were all of different brands (if it weren't for the other rules...)

I must also obtain 12 mods, and build 12 mods. Note that if I buy a puzzle for the purpose of one of these mods, it will probably not already be on the list; however, if it is, it will be removed and replaced with the new puzzle.

Also, there are a few puzzles which I received last year, but never stickered, and one is in a tentative half-assembled state. When these are complete, I will add them to the 2011 list.

Hopefully, I will also be able to post a video review of each of them.

All puzzles are black, unless otherwise noted.

So, without further ado, here is the list! (already 2 puzzles! :D)

1. PVC Megaminx from Macy's (1/1)
2. Mirror Blocks from Macy's (1/1)
3. Eastsheen 5x5, Used from JonnyWhoops (2/5)
4. Starminx by TomZ (Received in 2010, Stickered in 2011) (2/26)
5. Pentultimate by TomZ (Received in 2010, Stickered in 2011) (2/26)
6. Brainstring (Thanks Sigurd! It arrived on my birthday.) (3/4)
Next puzzles to get:

Square 2
Lanlan Master Skewb
Gear Cube
Mosaic Cube

If you have a puzzle list of your own which is of a similar format, feel free to post it here! :D

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PB: At home (In Competition)
2x2 1.xx (2.88)
3x3 11.xx (15.81)
4x4 1:18.26 (1:24.63)
5x5 (3:00.02)
6x6 4:26.05 (6:34.68)
7x7 6:38.74 (9:48.81)
OH (35.63)

Current Goals:
7x7 sub 6:30
4x4 sub 1:10


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 Post subject: Re: New Year's Resolution Puzzle List(s)!
PostPosted: Sat Jan 01, 2011 9:20 am 
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Thank you Kapusta. You've now helped me make one of my resolutions even better. I'm not going to collect at least 52 puzzles, I'm going to collect at least 52 unique puzzles.

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 Post subject: Re: New Year's Resolution Puzzle List(s)!
PostPosted: Sat Jan 01, 2011 10:08 am 
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You guys and 52. You have 1 extra day outside the 52 weeks, you know.

The puzzling aspect of my resolution is to double the size of my collection using only unique puzzles.

Unique puzzle- a puzzle which has a different solving experience than any previously existing puzzle in a collection.

By that standard, if I was to get a speedcube as opposed to my Rubik's Crap, the solving aspect is not modified and therefore it is not unique. On the other hand, if I got a 4-color 3x3x3, the solving aspect is different and therefore unique (you must solve the centers too, which you don't get to do on a normal 3x3x3.

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 Post subject: Re: New Year's Resolution Puzzle List(s)!
PostPosted: Sat Jan 01, 2011 10:10 am 
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Oh my! I just counted the puzzles I've put up on facebook each month. My grand total was 974! :shock:
I hadn't realized I had gotten that many. I didn't count doubles, and I didn't count prototypes or puzzles that I have pre-runs of that I'm not allowed to post yet.

My resolution? To make it to 1000 Next year :lol: :lol:

How in the world did I get so many puzzles????

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 Post subject: Re: New Year's Resolution Puzzle List(s)!
PostPosted: Sat Jan 01, 2011 12:28 pm 
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katsmom wrote:
Oh my! I just counted the puzzles I've put up on facebook each month. My grand total was 974! :shock:
I hadn't realized I had gotten that many. I didn't count doubles, and I didn't count prototypes or puzzles that I have pre-runs of that I'm not allowed to post yet.

My resolution? To make it to 1000 Next year :lol: :lol:

How in the world did I get so many puzzles????

:shock:

My resolution is to reach atleast 125 puzzles in my collection at least 10 of them I have to make or have to be purchased from Shapeways. Good luck on everybody else's resolutions!

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 Post subject: Re: New Year's Resolution Puzzle List(s)!
PostPosted: Sat Jan 01, 2011 1:34 pm 
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My Goals are:

To collect one unique puzzle every week.

Design and Release 10 New Puzzles.

Become Color Neutral.

Learn Full OLL and PLL.

Get my average on 3x3 below 14 seconds.



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 Post subject: Re: New Year's Resolution Puzzle List(s)!
PostPosted: Sun Jan 02, 2011 11:35 am 
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Everyone seems to be getting bigger and bigger collections.
I think my new years resolution will be to maintain a high quality selection of puzzles in my collection. I have around 40 puzzles, and not consider going over 50.

But most of all I do not want to buy puzzles just for my collection, I want to buy puzzles to challenge myself rather than compete with others for the greatest number of puzzles.

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 Post subject: Re: New Year's Resolution Puzzle List(s)!
PostPosted: Sun Jan 02, 2011 12:26 pm 
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Robert111 wrote:
Everyone seems to be getting bigger and bigger collections.
I think my new years resolution will be to maintain a high quality selection of puzzles in my collection. I have around 40 puzzles, and not consider going over 50.

But most of all I do not want to buy puzzles just for my collection, I want to buy puzzles to challenge myself rather than compete with others for the greatest number of puzzles.

Robert

If I double my collection, you will still have more puzzles than I do. As for competition, I don't think it's possible to get a larger collection than Georges.

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 Post subject: Re: New Year's Resolution Puzzle List(s)!
PostPosted: Sun Jan 02, 2011 2:44 pm 
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My resolution is to simply work on custom puzzle building in some way or form every single day, whether it be work on a design in CAD, cast a few pieces, or cut stickers from my vinyl cutter for a puzzle.

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 Post subject: Re: New Year's Resolution Puzzle List(s)!
PostPosted: Sun Jan 02, 2011 3:37 pm 
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My goal is to collect 52 new puzzles by the end of the year, and learn how to solve all of them. Sticker mods do not count, but shape mods do. Brand has no effect (20 3x3x3s, each one a different brand, will still only count as one puzzle, a 3x3x3). Edit: I'm also going to buy at least 4 custom puzzles (same guidelines as above), and make 4 custom puzzles (same guidelines).

Edit2: Coming soon is puzzles I've bought or traded for but haven't yet received. Wish list is puzzles I want to buy or trade for.

Edit3: Rules changed to make it include puzzles besides twisty puzzles, too. The reason for this is that I don't want to force myself to not buy puzzles I want just because they're not twisty.

The following two symbols only apply to puzzles acquired this year:
:scrambled: = Haven't solved yet.
:solved: = Solved at least once.

Twisty puzzles owned before this year (sticker mods included):
White Flowerminx
Black Pac-man 3x3x3
White Meffert's Pillowed Skewb Cube
White Meffert's Pillowed Holey Skewb Cube
White Mefferts New Mastermorphix
Black Rubik's 3x3x3 (3) (my first puzzle)
Black Garrett's 2x3x4 (traded)
White Steryne's Scatter Pattern 3x3x3
White Edison 3x3x3
Black Meffert's Gear Cube (given as a birthday present)
Black 2x2x4 (won in an auction at around the same time they were mass produced)
White V-cube 6 (traded)
White V-cube 7
Black Meffert's Pyraminx
Black Eastsheen 5x5x5 (my second puzzle)
White Meffert's Helicopter Cube
Black Sudoku 3x3x3
Steveo's Music Magic
Meffert's UFO
Full-color Babyface 3x3x3 (made from a Crazy 3x3x3 Mercury)
Black Quad 2x2x2
Rubik's Magic
White Meffert's Rex Cube
Whip-it!
Half-black half-white cylindrical Square-2 (not sure where I got it from) (PM me if you know its name)
One white, one black Eastsheen 4x4x4
White Cube4You Cubic 3x3x5
Black Skewb (going to destroy it soon, it's a KO and I didn't know it when I bought it) (given away)
Rubik's Ice Cube 2x2x2
Green SmaZ's Circle Cube (he sold five of them on Ebay a while back)
White Spherical 3x3x3 (traded)
Black Mirror Blocks stickered with blue/red Shade Shifting stickers from Cubesmith (traded)
Rubik's Slide
Black Megaminx (another KO waiting to be destroyed) (given away)
Missing Link
Black Steryne's Polarminx
7-color Rainbow Cube
Rubik's Twist
White Tetraminx (yet another KO waiting to be destroyed) (given away)
Black QJ (I think) 3x3x2 (not sure if it's KO or not, please PM me if it is)
ThinkFun 36Cube (not a 24-Cube relative)
Backspin (edit: left this one out)
Custom Elemental Argon (thanks, Dave!)

Puzzles aquired this year:
:solved: White MF8 Teraminx
:scrambled: Black C4Y 3x3x4
:scrambled: UFO-2 (custom)
:solved: White LanLan Cheese
:solved: White 2x2x2 Dodecahedron
:scrambled: White Master Skewb
:solved: Platypus
:solved: White Square-2
:scrambled: White 2-Layer Square-1
:scrambled: White 4-Layer Square-1
:solved: White Dino Star
:scrambled: Black and White Masterball
:scrambled: Black and Red Masterball
:solved: Black Pyrix

Coming up:

Wish List:
White Tiled Pyraminx Crystal

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 Post subject: Re: New Year's Resolution Puzzle List(s)!
PostPosted: Sun Jan 02, 2011 10:42 pm 
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After building several mods that have been done before (and continuing to do so because it's fun) my resolution is simple: come up with something that nobody has done before.

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 Post subject: Re: New Year's Resolution Puzzle List(s)!
PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 4:01 pm 
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I might as well post my list before it becomes too late.

Get 85 puzzles by the end of the year. Currently: 48/85

Get 52 unique puzzles by the end of the year. Currently: 35/52

Get at least 12 3D printed puzzles. Currently: 3/12

Build at least 8 puzzles. Currently: 0/8

Get a sub 10 average of five on 3x3x3. Currently: 10.70 seconds.

And here are my puzzles so far:

January 11th - VULCANO Black
January 11th - 3x3x3 Hexagonal Prism White
January 11th - 3x3x3 Hexagonal Prism Black
January 13th - DaYan Helicopter Gem Black
January 13th - DaYan Truncated Magic Octahedron Black
January 13th - Truncated Face Turning Octahedron White
January 13th - Rainbow Cube White
January 13th - Square-2 Black
January 13th - 4x4x4 Truncated Rhombic Dodecahedron Black
January 13th - 2x2x2 Dodecahedron Black
January 18th - Jade Imperial Pyraminx
January 26th - RubixFreakGreg's Mini Split Hexagonal Prism
January 29th - Cheese Puzzle White
January 29th - Cheese Puzzle White
January 29th - 4x4x4 Rhombic Dodecahedron Black
January 29th - Master Skewb Black
January 29th - Master Skewb White
January 29th - Rex Cube Black
January 31st - Meffert's Pyraminx White
February 22nd - Meffert's Professor Pyraminx Black
February 26th - WitEden Super Crazy Cube Black
February 26th - Column Cube Black
March 2nd - RubixFreakGreg's Mini Dogic (Not Yet Finished)
March 4th - DianSheng Case Cube White
March 4th - 3x3x3 Hexagonal Dipyramid White
March 4th - 4x4x4 Hexagonal Dipyramid White
March 4th - LanLan 2x2x2 Dodecahedron White
March 4th - Meffert's Skewb Ultimate White
April 2nd - VeryPuzzle Tuttminx White
April 16th - Original Cuboctahedron Black
April 16th - Six Colour Alexander's Star Black
April 26th - Meffert's Mosaic Cube Black
April 26th - Meffert's Holey Megaminx Black
April 26th - SmaZ Dino Cylinder Black (my 200th puzzle!)
May 12th - TomZ's Curvy Copter II Black
May 28th - PuzzleMaster6262's Mini Mixup Cube Black
June 14th - Ayi's 4x4x5 Black
June 18th - Original Octagon Barrel Black
June 21st - Meffert's Tetraminx White
June 31st - Original Octagon Barrel Black
June 31st - Six Colour Alexander's Star Stickered Black
June 31st - Meffert's Impossiball Black
June 31st - mf8's Super Square-1 Column Black
June 31st - Meffert's Original Pyraminx White
June 31st - Meffert's Original Skewb Black
July 7th - Original Octagon Barrel Black
July 7th - Original Rubik's Clock
July 7th - Original Rubik's Clock with Packaging
July 23rd - mf8 Helicopter Dodecahedron Black
July 23rd - mf8 Crazy Tetrahedron (Regular)
August 8th - 4x4x4 Trajber's Octahedron Black
August 8th - Secret TomZ Puzzle Black
August 8th - DaYan Gem II Black
August 8th - WitEden Super 3x3x4 Black
August 9th - OGINOV Tumbler - Level One
August 9th - OGINOV Tumbler - Level Two
My definition of unique: A different brand; can be the same puzzle, but they have to be different brands.

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3x3x3 average of five: 8.92 seconds.
3x3x3 average of twelve: 9.77 seconds.

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 Post subject: Re: New Year's Resolution Puzzle List(s)!
PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 4:42 pm 
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My completed goals will have a :solved: next to them; non-completed goals have a :scrambled: next to them.

:scrambled: Learn a new, faster method for the Rubik's Cube.

Get the following puzzles:

:scrambled: Rex Cube
:scrambled: Pyraminx
:solved: Megaminx
:solved: Gear Cube Fisher
:solved: Skewb
:scrambled: Mastermorphix
:scrambled: Square-2
:solved: Helicopter Cube

:scrambled: Build at least one puzzle

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 Post subject: Re: New Year's Resolution Puzzle List(s)!
PostPosted: Sun Jan 16, 2011 1:05 am 
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Just wondering if this would be the place to post when we updated our lists (which I just did)

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 Post subject: Re: New Year's Resolution Puzzle List(s)!
PostPosted: Sun Jan 16, 2011 1:20 am 
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Things to do with speed cubing:

Consistent sub 5 2x2

Consistent sub 6 3x3

Consistent sub 1 4x4

Consistent sub 1:50 5x5

Consistent sub 2 megaminx

Consistent sub 30 Square 1

Get back into pyraminx and consistent sub 6

Learn full ELL/CLL

Learn 2look ELL/CLL for Megaminx (OLL/PLL)

Things to do with collection/moding:

Get 25 different puzzles

Successfully get and correctly mod a 6x6

Get one custom puzzle

Make 3 of my own custom puzzles.

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 Post subject: Re: New Year's Resolution Puzzle List(s)!
PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 3:46 pm 
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My Goals are to have one complete series of DOGICS. So far I have bought these puzzles:


Waiting List!

1. Signed Never Opened 5 color DOGIC (it will stay sealed and never opened too)!
2. DOGIC 20 Color
3. DOGIC 12 Color
4. Mosaic Cube
5. Morph Egg (white)
6. Sealed Masterball (Rainbow)
7. Sealed Masterball (Circus)
8. Sealed Masterball (Dragon)
9. Skewb Diamond
10. Holey Skewb
11. Flowerminx
12. Skewb Ultimate
13. Lan Lan 2x2x2 Dodecahedron
14. Lan Lan 4x4x4 mod
15. Tuttsminx
16. Hungarian Rings
17. Babylon Tower
18. Professor Pyraminx
19. Rubik’s Slide (won drawing)
20. Helicopter Cube

Need a few more DOGICS to be complete. I would also like to buy a few more custom puzzles.

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 Post subject: Re: New Year's Resolution Puzzle List(s)!
PostPosted: Mon Feb 07, 2011 10:09 am 
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Updated with one new puzzle. I'll be adding a few more over the next few days as I receive stickers for puzzles.

It's a month into the year. How are you guys doing? Remember, it's not too late to start a resolution list if you haven't already!

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PB: At home (In Competition)
2x2 1.xx (2.88)
3x3 11.xx (15.81)
4x4 1:18.26 (1:24.63)
5x5 (3:00.02)
6x6 4:26.05 (6:34.68)
7x7 6:38.74 (9:48.81)
OH (35.63)

Current Goals:
7x7 sub 6:30
4x4 sub 1:10


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 Post subject: Re: New Year's Resolution Puzzle List(s)!
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So how did everyone's new year resolution from last year go?

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 Post subject: Re: New Year's Resolution Puzzle List(s)!
PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2011 4:56 pm 
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Horribly. I got somewhere around 10 puzzles. For Christmas the only thing I added to my collection was a square 2, and most of the others were just random flea market grabs.

EDIT: I built one "mod" and obtained no mods. :/

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PB: At home (In Competition)
2x2 1.xx (2.88)
3x3 11.xx (15.81)
4x4 1:18.26 (1:24.63)
5x5 (3:00.02)
6x6 4:26.05 (6:34.68)
7x7 6:38.74 (9:48.81)
OH (35.63)

Current Goals:
7x7 sub 6:30
4x4 sub 1:10


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 Post subject: Re: New Year's Resolution Puzzle List(s)!
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yummyyummypbj wrote:
So how did everyone's new year resolution from last year go?


I quit counting. 8-)

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