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 Post subject: Help deciding what to get;
PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 2:10 pm 
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Okay, so for my birthday this year I'm getting 150 British Pounds worth of cubes! Yes, lucky me :P. But I'm at a dilemma, I've reached £123, and I don't know what to choose between 3 puzzles :(. Here's what I'm definitely getting:

WitEden 3x3x9 - x1
WitEden 3x3x6 - x1
C4Y 3x3x4 - x3
WitEden Super 3x3x3 - x1
Rex Cube - x1
Ayi's 5x5x4 x1
Dino Cube - x1
Axis Cube - x1

The 3 3x3x4's are because I'm going to be making a 3x3x5.

Here's what I'm stuck between:

TomZ & Calvin's 4x4x6
mf8 Helicopter Dodecahedron
mf8 Dino Dodecahedron

I'm new to puzzle solving, just thought I'd add that (And this is my first post! Yay for me :D)

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 Post subject: Re: Help deciding what to get;
PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 2:26 pm 
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I would not recommend the Dino Dodecahedron. It's a neat puzzle, but you can solve it within 10 minutes easily. Also, it is prohibitively large.

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 Post subject: Re: Help deciding what to get;
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themathkid wrote:
I would not recommend the Dino Dodecahedron.


Yeah, I already know how to solve it, You mentioned what not to get, suggestions of what to get might help? ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Help deciding what to get;
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Personally i'd go for the 4x4x6. i only have a couple, but i really like the cuboid puzzles - the 4x4x6 is going to be in the next batch of puzzles i order for sure, I've seen nothing but good reviews about it .

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 Post subject: Re: Help deciding what to get;
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I'd go for the 4x4x6 aswell, ive had a printed one before (not from SW), and even though it was a quite bad print, it was one of my favourite puzzles.

On another note, why would you need 3 3x3x4s? I made my 3x3x5 using one 3x3x4 and one 3x3x3 (redKb:s guide).

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 Post subject: Re: Help deciding what to get;
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I'd definitely go for the 4x4x6 out of those few you have to choose from!

Can I put a spanner in the works and suggest getting a crazy 4x4 type II. This is also a hell of a puzzle worth more than it's cost!
Either that or beg for more cash and get both! :evil:

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 Post subject: Re: Help deciding what to get;
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I'd say the helicopter dodecahedron.
Mine is a beautiful Ice Green from HKNowstore. It is an affordable price, and a fantastic puzzle. A little tight at first, but some lube makes a huge difference.
I don't love my 4x4x6. It is very catchy, and pops regularly.

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 Post subject: Re: Help deciding what to get;
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yeah, 150 quid is just too stingy!

I must admit i thought it required two 3x3x4's. I'm sure I've seen crazybadcuber saying that's what he needed to make one. I'd love to attempt that myself, but i am completely useless at making things, i would either destroy it or make it so badly it would be unplayable :( Hopefully someone will mass produce one soon. Since it's basically just an extended super 3x3x3 it seems odd that nobody has done it.

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 Post subject: Re: Help deciding what to get;
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Best to make a 3x3x5 from an Eastsheen 5x5x5 in my opinion though there's no tutorials so you'd have to figure it yourself.
Out of the puzzles you mention I would rate the 4x4x6 the highest however you are already getting a lot of squares and rectangles so I would add a mf8 Helicopter Dodecahedron or mf8 Dino Dodecahedron just to mix it up a bit more.

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 Post subject: Re: Help deciding what to get;
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Fredrik wrote:
I'd go for the 4x4x6 aswell, ive had a printed one before (not from SW), and even though it was a quite bad print, it was one of my favourite puzzles.

On another note, why would you need 3 3x3x4s? I made my 3x3x5 using one 3x3x4 and one 3x3x3 (redKb:s guide).


or you can do what I did look here and here too.

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 Post subject: Re: Help deciding what to get;
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To all people asking why I'm using 3 3x3x4's, I'm using 2, and keeping one :P I'll have a lot of left over pieces to make small things like 1x2x3's etc.

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Best to make a 3x3x5 from an Eastsheen 5x5x5 in my opinion though there's no tutorials so you'd have to figure it yourself.
Out of the puzzles you mention I would rate the 4x4x6 the highest however you are already getting a lot of squares and rectangles so I would add a mf8 Helicopter Dodecahedron or mf8 Dino Dodecahedron just to mix it up a bit more.
meone will mass produce one soon. Since it's basically just an extended super 3x3x3 it seems odd that nobody has done it.[/quote]

I already have a megaminx :P But I do agree with what you're saying.

A bit off this topic, but I really badly want to get David Pitchers pentamid, and coming up with my own solution for the first time ever :D

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 Post subject: Re: Help deciding what to get;
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Have you got a Skewb and/or Master Skewb? I'd recommend those instead, lol.


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 Post subject: Re: Help deciding what to get;
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Jared wrote:
Have you got a Skewb and/or Master Skewb? I'd recommend those instead, lol.


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Cuboctahedron
2x2x2
3x3x3
4x4x4
5x5x5
3x3x2
Gear Cube
Curvy Copter
Megaminx
Rubik's Slide

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