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 Post subject: My new mod: the Wicked Cube
PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2008 1:32 pm 
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Hello guys! :D

So, this is my new mod I finished today, I called it the Wicked Cube.
I'm very very satisfied by it and it's a lot better than what I thought it would looks like.

I firstly wanted to call it «La Bébite», but I didn't liked it.
The, the Contaminated cube, but it's too long to read and pronounce ^^.
Then, the Monster Cube, but it's bad.
And finally, the Wicked Cube (I kept it).

For building it, I used the DIY A from Nices Puzzles, and, I also took 18 corners that I turned into real 1x1x1 cubies, so there is no holes or place with missing plastic.

For a better quality, I used 3x3x3's stickers sets, also from Nices puzzles.
So there is 126 stickers on it.

When you look one side, you see all the same colour so it's pretty cool. :mrgreen:

I used the classic colour scheme :solved:

It's hardest to solve then I classic 3x3x3 because it's confusing and two centres need orientation.

So now here are some few photos and I hope you enjoy it!


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(Sorry there is no more photos because I had some difficulty to do clear photos)

I'll post more pictures and a video, where you'll more see the shape, tomorrow I think.

-Nikola

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 Post subject: Re: My new mod: the Wicked Cube
PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2008 1:38 pm 
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Haha! Simple and elegant! Do this to a 6x6 and have people really confused!

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 Post subject: Re: My new mod: the Wicked Cube
PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2008 2:12 pm 
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So head on it looks like a 3x3 extended on all sides? Awesome job. :P


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 Post subject: Re: My new mod: the Wicked Cube
PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2008 5:14 pm 
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That's gotta be a real bugger to solve!


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 Post subject: Re: My new mod: the Wicked Cube
PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2008 6:00 pm 
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Nice! Please post some more pictures when you can.


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 Post subject: Re: My new mod: the Wicked Cube
PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2008 6:41 pm 
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Awesome, now I have something to do with all those extra 1x1x1 pieces I have lying around.


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 Post subject: Re: My new mod: the Wicked Cube
PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2008 7:56 pm 
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Alokin wrote:
I also took 18 corners that I turned into real 1x1x1 cubies, so there is no holes or place with missing plastic.
This is a step that I wish more modders would do as it just makes the final puzzle look so much better. Sure it takes time, but it's the time and effort that makes for a nice clean build.

This is a really great looking and interesting mod! I look forward to more pictures, showing the other sides if possible, and even scrambled!


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 Post subject: Re: My new mod: the Wicked Cube
PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2008 10:19 pm 
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very awesome.

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 Post subject: Re: My new mod: the Wicked Cube
PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2008 12:25 am 
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Maybe you can make the extensions in a way that if the pieces are permuted and orientated correctly you can change the shape into an extended 3x3(Not necessarily(sp?) with correct colours)?


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 Post subject: Re: My new mod: the Wicked Cube
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Is there a system/concept behind the extensions I am missing?
Or did you just placed some cubies arbitrarily?


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 Post subject: Re: My new mod: the Wicked Cube
PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2008 2:22 pm 
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Neat idea, and a nice job. This concept might seem dumb at first thought, but really cool if you think it through.


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 Post subject: Re: My new mod: the Wicked Cube
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I really love it ! Very original !

You could also make this with a 5x5x5 !!! :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: My new mod: the Wicked Cube
PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2008 6:18 pm 
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Thanks everyone!

Firstly, I want to say you that I won't be able to put more pictures today :S
I'll need to wait 1 or 2 more days because I have a problem that I need to solve, and now there is missing stickers.

As there is stickers «inside» the cube, they are «bumping» (I don't know if we say like that :s)
So these are scratching, peeling...
So the only way is that they stop bumping.

Now, I'm sanding a little bit the cubie's side wich contain these stickers.

Tomorrow or the day after tomorrow I'm hoping he will be ok.

I was also thinking of making a waiting list so if they are people interested, PM me and if there are some, I'll make one =]

Andreas Nortmann wrote:
Is there a system/concept behind the extensions I am missing?
Or did you just placed some cubies arbitrarily?

Marco wrote:
Maybe you can make the extensions in a way that if the pieces are permuted and orientated correctly you can change the shape into an extended 3x3(Not necessarily(sp?) with correct colours)?



My first idea was to make a 3x3x5 extended, to scramble it into a nice shape and then to put stickers.

So, I built a 3x3x5, I was searching a good shape, but, for the shape I found, there are two extended centers wich are not at the opposite so now, we can't put it back into a 3x3x5.

So it's not 100% arbitrarily (thanks I learned a new word :mrgreen: )

aliengrey wrote:
So head on it looks like a 3x3 extended on all sides? Awesome job. :P


Yop, but there is about 3 cubies on 4 side, 2 cubies on 1 side, and 4 cubies on 1 side also.

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I really love it ! Very original !

You could also make this with a 5x5x5 !!! :shock:


Maybe I'll do one a day :mrgreen:
The Professor Wicked Cube ^^

But if I do that, I think I'll cast the parts, because to but 50 corners it's about 50 dollars ^^



Sorry for the delay about the stickers, hope you won't be mad at me :roll:

-Nikola

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 Post subject: Re: My new mod: the Wicked Cube
PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 12:28 pm 
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Alokin wrote:
My first idea was to make a 3x3x5 extended, to scramble it into a nice shape and then to put stickers.
So, I built a 3x3x5, I was searching a good shape, but, for the shape I found, there are two extended centers wich are not at the opposite so now, we can't put it back into a 3x3x5.

In that case it is similar to my KeyLock-Cube (warning! self-praise!)
http://twistypuzzles.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=7238


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 Post subject: Re: My new mod: the Wicked Cube
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A great puzzle! Loved the clear and shiny colors:) Looking forward to more photos.

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 Post subject: Re: My new mod: the Wicked Cube
PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 8:23 pm 
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I'm sad to that but, the Wicked Cube will never be completed... :(

Because the stickers inside are always peeling...

So, instead of him borned a high quality extended 3x3x5.
High quality because the cubies that are complete!

Here are some pictures:

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 Post subject: Re: My new mod: the Wicked Cube
PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 8:34 pm 
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Stickers inside?! Whoa. You really went all-out with that design, huh?

Well the extended 3x3x5 looks amazing nevertheless, nice build. And the wicked cube looked cool as well.


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 Post subject: Re: My new mod: the Wicked Cube
PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 10:49 pm 
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The stickers "inside" are the ones that can scrape against each other during rotation. Evil Twins experience a similar problem. I would have thought the rounded edges on this one would minimize peeling.


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 Post subject: Re: My new mod: the Wicked Cube
PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 10:55 pm 
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What about shaving a square shaped indent into those faces to sit the sticker in?

Could be done very carefully with a dremel or some sort of acid & template method.

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 Post subject: Re: My new mod: the Wicked Cube
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sausage wrote:
What about shaving a square shaped indent into those faces to sit the sticker in?

Could be done very carefully with a dremel or some sort of acid & template method.

Perhaps even a careful application of petroleum jelly.

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 Post subject: Re: My new mod: the Wicked Cube
PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 11:22 am 
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It would be possible with the Sausage idea, but how difficult :o

I'll put it on eBay this afternoon but, I don't know how to say something (in English).

How can I say that I built «full» cubies (that they are like 1x1x1)?
And about the two layers that don't turn, how can I say that?

Thanks for all your messages, ideas and in advance for the answers of my spelling questions!

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 Post subject: Re: My new mod: the Wicked Cube
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flambore wrote:
That's gotta be a real bugger to solve!


Right!! But most of all because it will be so awkward to hold and handle :roll:

- Per

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