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 Post subject: flambore's collection
PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2010 10:37 pm 
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I finally got around to photographing and catalogging my puzzles. There are over 400 in total (btw, that count doesn't include 1x1's and twisty cubies). Most are on shelves, but any of the photos in the gallery named "more" are additional puzzles I have in crates and bins. There are too many photos to post here, but below are the three overview photos of the shelves.

I apologize for the fuzzy photos. My Nikon D50 is out of service at the moment, so I had to use a cheaper camera.

You can see the entire collection here:

http://ovobservatory.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=19

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Puzzles and Pez! I love it.

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 Post subject: Re: flambore's collection
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I have hundreds of PEZ! Never got around to catalogging those.


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 Post subject: Re: flambore's collection
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something is missing....

Great collection

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Clay n Eva Creations wrote:
something is missing....

What's missing?


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 Post subject: Re: flambore's collection
PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2010 11:20 pm 
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*deleted... sorry frank

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 Post subject: Re: flambore's collection
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wow, is that a petaminx or a teraminx?(maybe a V2?)


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i think tera v2

and woah i didnt read...oops

my apologies frank.

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That's a v2 Teraminx made by Drew Corimer. Dave Calzone has the Petaminx we made as well as the second core and some parts toward a second one. When I was diagnosed with Leukemia, I gave him everything I had- all building supplies, puzzles in progress, masters, etc. The only things I kept for myself were the vinyl cutter and vinyl, my tools, and the DIY kits. In exchange, he settled some pretty hefty trade obligations I had in the works.

Clay- no problem. I don't understand what you said that was wrong anyway, but it doesn't matter. :)


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 Post subject: Re: flambore's collection
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great collection

its organized like mine :D

i like the pyraminx shelf

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I should finish up a new addition to your collection in a couple of weeks here, haven't had a lot of time to work on it.

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I rediscovered that kind of inverted 2x2x2 next to the dogics!
I have forget is name, though. Very special.


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Fantastic collection Frank and really neat way to display them!
And LOL@ the PEZ!!!

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I'm envious..................of the shelves! :lol:

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Brilliant Collection Frank!

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Amazing Collection... it's so complete!

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Fantastic collection. :D

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Very nice collection, though I notice your Qubami isn't solved! :P

PS. A friend and I had a very amusing experience with sugar-free Pez many years ago, when we were traveling around Europe by train and discovered it had some very unpleasant side effects. It got a bit stuffy to say the least, and people were hanging out the window trying to breathe. :x

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Kelvin Stott wrote:
Very nice collection, though I notice your Qubami isn't solved! :P

I'm not smart enough to solve it. I just like the way it looks. :)

re: sugar-free Pez- that's funny!

BTW, I'm surprised you missed that I spelled your name wrong in the description. (fixed now). :)


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 Post subject: Re: flambore's collection
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Great collection! Congratulations!!
I always try not to buy variants with the same difficulty and same methods to solve (for example, all the pucks, or all the masterballs, Inversion x Varikon Box, most of 3x3x3 mods, a lot of 2x2x2 balls). The meaning of collecting my puzzles is to have most different and unique puzzles (if similar, need to have different solutions: 3-color and 4-color 3x3x3, supercubes, 6-color megaminx, Dogic I and II...)
I don't have a place to put and organize my puzzles, so they're all in boxes. In the future I'll make the same as him.
As I don't have much access to new custom or rare puzzles that appears, it's difficult for me to get a lot of puzzles as this 400-puzzle collection, but I'm trying. I already have some very hard-to-find puzzles but I'm looking for the remaining puzzles.
By the way, if someone have extra Dogics somewhere... tell me please!! =DDD


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 Post subject: Re: flambore's collection
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Andreas Nortmann wrote:
I rediscovered that kind of inverted 2x2x2 next to the dogics!
I have forget is name, though. Very special.
But you remembered the name perfectly! Inverted 2x2x2.

Frank has my first Inverted and Pillowed 2x2x2 (part of a trade for some of his nice builds of Adam's designs) that I made after my prototypes, from the original single piece molds (8 pours per puzzle). Frank's Pillowed 2x2x2 is the only other solid piece around (like my prototype), all others come from the hollowed two piece mold.

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DLitwin wrote:
Frank has my first Inverted and Pillowed 2x2x2 (part of a trade for some of his nice builds of Adam's designs) that I made after my prototypes, from the original single piece molds (8 pours per puzzle). Frank's Pillowed 2x2x2 is the only other solid piece around (like my prototype), all others come from the hollowed two piece mold.

I got lucky. :) Exclusive items!


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 Post subject: Re: flambore's collection
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I replaced the first three images at the top of this thread with more crisp and better lit images. Finally got a replacement for my Nikon D50 (got a D3000).

Also, new acquisitions: white and black new Mefferts Diamond Skewbs and Mefferts 4d8.

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flambore wrote:
I replaced the first three images at the top of this thread with more crisp and better lit images. Finally got a replacement for my Nikon D50 (got a D3000).

Also, new acquisitions: white and black new Mefferts Diamond Skewbs and Mefferts 4d8.

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Hey - I recognize that 4D8.. :) Glad it arrived okay... And that's one heck of a collection you got there - puts mine to shame, and I thought I had a lot..!

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 Post subject: Re: flambore's collection
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Yep, just got it yesterday.


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 Post subject: Re: flambore's collection
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What I'd give for a collection like this...

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What I'd do for a D3000.

Big step up from a D50. We got a D90, but haven't had the funds to get new lenses. :(

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Actually, the D3000 is the D50 of this year. It's a consumer level DSLR. It's only 10megapixel, but is light years ahead of the typical point and click pocket camera. My wife has one of the Nikon CoolPix cameras, and it's like night and day. (we're diehard Nikon fans). I've had nikons since the F and F2 film cameras 30 years ago). All the old Nikon lenses work with the newer SLR/DSLR cameras, but then you have to put everything on manual. I have 3 DX lenses from the D50, but they're not the new VR lenses. I got one of those with the 3000, and it's amazing. It's like using a steadycam.

When I was looking at this camera, I did a search on the highest megapixel, and saw a Mamaya 56megapixel camera (body only) for $32k. wow.

anyway, back on topic.

Rentlix- this collection isn't that impressive really. I don't have a single puzzle hand made from most of the really great builders such as Anthony Greenhill, Tony Fisher, Hidetoshi, etc. I am fortunate in having some from Drew Corimer, Jin H. Kim, and Dave Litwin tho.


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flambore wrote:
this collection isn't that impressive really.

I can fit my entire collection into 3 shoeboxes. I have no handmade ones and only a few terrible mods. Compared to my collection, yours is godly.

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jabeck wrote:
And that's one heck of a collection you got there - puts mine to shame, and I thought I had a lot..!

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Yep, just got it yesterday.

No surprise there, eh? Frank did more in one day than I could do in decades.

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