Wow! Thanks for the interest and encouragement everyone!
Very nice and eclectic choice of puzzles! Good to see that cute "Think-A-DoT"!
Thanks for the kind words and don't worry that "cute Think-A-Dot" is not the only puzzle i found by spending hours upon hours "browsing" through your web pages - i wish i had the time, patience and inclination to do such a service to the community as you have done with your pages (i'm waaay too lazy
Beautiful collection Zzupler! I'm extremely jealous of certain pieces in there.
Too bad you don't have any 3D printed, trust me it's worth it,
.......And thanks for making Luke feel bad about his collection
Hmmmm i think those "certain pieces" Luke is jealous of may very well be one and the same as those 3D pieces i "don't have any of" - methinks Greg needs to put on his glasses and pay closer attention to the very centre of the first picture
- by the way all pictures are clickable!
I agree - printed puzzles are amazing! I came within a hair's-breadth of buying one of Tomz's curvy copter II's but ultimately didn't as i had no experience of 3D printed puzzles (and i also thought the curvy copter I looked cooler even if it was easier to solve) Since i got Timur's puzzle for such a reasonable price and know what to expect i am now much more open to buying more printed puzzles as i know what i will be getting. I have already earmarked a few more of Timur's puzzles which seem to be very reasonably priced - and don't worry Greg, quite a few of your puzzles have caught my attention too!
As for Luke being jealous, don't worry - i saw his collection too and there are loads of puzzles there that make me feel the same way so i'm just evening things out!!
Andreas Nortmann wrote:
Nice and with a handful I am missing.
Thank you Andreas! and subtle hint taken - i will send on more pics to the museum soon, i have some pics taken but i lack the info - how important is inventor/patent number etc?
How many of those can you solve - one half, one third etc.?
Hard to be exact, but in reverse order - all of the disentanglements ( except the enigma which i got apart but can't get back together properly), all the electronic ones - as far as "solving" them actually goes, all the mazes except the rubik's maze, most of the pattern matching/take apart puzzles (i'm looking at you Gordian!!) most of the balls too but for the masterball which i came within matching up two top and bottom slices of solving, [SKIP], almost all of the moving hole (except for the zauberkreuz and triple cross - which isn't really moving hole!) and all the rest except what i call
shape changing puzzles like the hexagon prism and the axis cube which i just can't seem to get my head around at all. I also can't solve anything higher than the 3x3 so no 4x4 or 5x5 etc
Not bad for someone who has only been doing it for 6 months i think, although some of my "solutions" would make you cringe i'm sure - i solve the 3x3x5 as a 3x3 and then a 2x3x3 and i solve the 3x3x4 as two seperate 2x3x3's with a tiny extra bit at the end - not very elegant solutions but i get there!
The [SKIP] up there was the section "moving but no hole" which is my worst area, there are quite a few puzzles there i can't solve - billion/star billion/ trillion/dual rings/orbik and on and on but honestly i can say i haven't spent much time on some of these puzzles yet but i do hope to get to grips with them soon!
So in answer to your question.....maybe 80%??
Thanks again for your kind words everyone!!
EDIT: sorry, i had a few last night so was probably a little loquacious there! Just got woken by the doorbell:
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Am i the first person to get a Smaz bag? Lovely velvety feel to it - and the puzzle's not bad either!! The Moody ball was quite hard to turn but it loosened up great with a little silicone!