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 Post subject: Super Gigaminx
PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 11:51 am 
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Last year I made a Super Megaminx and I finally got time to finish my Super Gigaminx. Like with the Megaminx I started with Cubesmith stickers and trimmed 2mm off of the edges by hand (well with a straight edge and an X-Acto knife).

The color scheme I used matches what I used last year which matches what Mefferts had been using for their Tiled Megaminx, Pyraminx Crystal, and 12 color Impossiball. In order to do this with Cubesmith stickers, I purchased the Gigaminx sticker set and then also purchased purple to replace the light purple they changed their sets to (still not sure why they did that).

And yes, just like before I know that I didn't have to do the outer edges but I really like the look of the puzzle when the pattern is applied to all of the pieces.


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 Post subject: Re: Super Gigaminx
PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 11:55 am 
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That looks really really nice. Very original, very simple, very awesome!

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 Post subject: Re: Super Gigaminx
PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 11:56 am 
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that really does have a funky effect :)

good job, I tried to do this by hand with my 4x4 and failed miserably, I'm not good at cutting apparently


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 Post subject: Re: Super Gigaminx
PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 12:04 pm 
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Disjunto wrote:
that really does have a funky effect :)

good job, I tried to do this by hand with my 4x4 and failed miserably, I'm not good at cutting apparently

There's an easier way to make a super 4x4x4, I posted it once and it got lost, I'll try to find it.

here: viewtopic.php?p=202510#p202510

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 Post subject: Re: Super Gigaminx
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Wow, crazy o_0 It must have been a ton of work to make and apply so many stickers, so kudos for that. It looks like it'd be fun to solve, too - have you tried? :)

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 Post subject: Re: Super Gigaminx
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Awesome. :D


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 Post subject: Re: Super Gigaminx
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looks CGI but i know it isn't

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 Post subject: Re: Super Gigaminx
PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 5:31 pm 
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I must say that is beautiful.


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 Post subject: Re: Super Gigaminx
PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2010 7:39 am 
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How would one go about solving something like this?

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 Post subject: Re: Super Gigaminx
PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2010 8:54 am 
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TheBanana wrote:
How would one go about solving something like this?

Depends a bit on the order of things you're used to. I would start with the centers, then pair up the edges, then solve a super-group megaminx. A supergroup megaminx is not that difficult is you work in layers and position the centers correctly right from the start. Just remember: on a megaminx it is possible to have only one centre rotated 1/5 (in mathematical terms: a 5-cycle has even parity).

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 Post subject: Re: Super Gigaminx
PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2010 5:02 pm 
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Interesting. I wish I had a Gigaminx, or maybe I don't need one yet because, from what I heard, the quality isn't too great. Anyways, I want to try a sticker mod like this on another puzzle I own.

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 Post subject: Re: Super Gigaminx
PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2010 7:43 pm 
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qqwref wrote:
Wow, crazy o_0 It must have been a ton of work to make and apply so many stickers, so kudos for that. It looks like it'd be fun to solve, too - have you tried? :)



i was gunna say, and ask almost the same exact thing :shock:

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