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 Post subject: Twisted Tower
PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 10:37 am 
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It's an odd puzzle and pictures aren't working (not even using the URL thingy...). I can't upload any pictures (maybe katsmom would interject here with some pics or maybe an explanation of her own). The solved state is similar to that of the Golden Cube because the puzzle is in mid-turn when solved by shape and color. When you begin to mix it, you return one layer to to its original position which changes the shape (this is difficult to describe but watch the video and it might become clear). It's not groundbreaking but it is new. To give you an idea of the making, the solved position is the equivalent of taking two corner pieces on the top layer that oppose each other diagonally and lining them up in a twist of the L, R, F, or B layer.

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 Post subject: Re: Twisted Tower
PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 10:58 am 
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Great puzzle. I love cuboid puzzle shape variations.

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 Post subject: Re: Twisted Tower
PostPosted: Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:36 pm 
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What stopped you from making the cut all the way to the edge of the piece? I don't have a 2x3x3, so I'm not sure why you have it that way.

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 Post subject: Re: Twisted Tower
PostPosted: Fri Apr 02, 2010 4:59 pm 
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Sorry for the wait in replying. The cut (if I understand the question correctly) is the way it is because I essentially took the puzzle and turned an R slice so that the 2 corners in the U layer that oppose each other line up, then I shaved down the pieces to make the form regular (I'll see if I can make up a diagram)

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 Post subject: Re: Twisted Tower
PostPosted: Fri Apr 02, 2010 5:19 pm 
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Double Post! Here's a picture of the cuts that I made (YAY! Picture upload works [I have been having issues with that...]!!).


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