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 Post subject: Bauspiel Tower (2x2x3 RD)
PostPosted: Sun Aug 22, 2010 7:54 am 
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It was made from a genuine Rubik's 2x2x4 Tower. The 2 inner layers were bandaged to transform it into a disproportional 2x2x3. It was then "Fisher Cubed" 45 degrees and cut down/built up into a rhombic dodecahedron. I used 1mm and 1.5mm polystyrene sheet. Stickers were hand-cut and 12 colours used.
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 Post subject: Re: Bauspiel Tower (2x2x3 RD)
PostPosted: Sun Aug 22, 2010 7:55 am 
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Very cool! Well done!

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 Post subject: Re: Bauspiel Tower (2x2x3 RD)
PostPosted: Sun Aug 22, 2010 7:58 am 
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very nice! I like it very much!

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 Post subject: Re: Bauspiel Tower (2x2x3 RD)
PostPosted: Sun Aug 22, 2010 9:26 am 
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Wow, it took me a long time to see how that was a 2x2x3. Looks great.

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 Post subject: Re: Bauspiel Tower (2x2x3 RD)
PostPosted: Sun Aug 22, 2010 10:58 am 
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This is a really great puzzle, very clean build. Do you ever plan on making a version that isn't bandaged? I could see the shapeshifting adding a whole new dimension to the puzzle.

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 Post subject: Re: Bauspiel Tower (2x2x3 RD)
PostPosted: Sun Aug 22, 2010 11:05 am 
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wow, I just don't understand how the 2x2x3 is in this puzzle... but with each piece having one color, you probably changed the difficulty of this puzzle quite a bit, not to mention the trouble of seeing all the layers...

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 Post subject: Re: Bauspiel Tower (2x2x3 RD)
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Great puzzle, the stickers look like machine cut - like Dr.sticker stickers .. lol

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 Post subject: Re: Bauspiel Tower (2x2x3 RD)
PostPosted: Sun Aug 22, 2010 4:37 pm 
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Its so cool. This is the first 2x2x4 mod right?

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 Post subject: Re: Bauspiel Tower (2x2x3 RD)
PostPosted: Sun Aug 22, 2010 5:35 pm 
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gingervergo wrote:
This is a really great puzzle, very clean build. Do you ever plan on making a version that isn't bandaged? I could see the shapeshifting adding a whole new dimension to the puzzle.
I only made the 2x2x3 version because I like the novelty value of a cuboid shape-mod having the same pattern on every side and that wouldn't occur with the 2x2x4. I think an identical looking puzzle could be made by bandaging the 2x2x1 extensions on a Rhombiminx.

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wow, I just don't understand how the 2x2x3 is in this puzzle... but with each piece having one color, you probably changed the difficulty of this puzzle quite a bit, not to mention the trouble of seeing all the layers...
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Its so cool. This is the first 2x2x4 mod right?
I don't know. I'm not aware of any others.


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 Post subject: Re: Bauspiel Tower (2x2x3 RD)
PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 1:24 am 
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Wow! :shock: Great idea and nicely done, too. I like the symmetric look. How did you manage to come up with something like that? Then again, as far as I recall you've always managed to come up with such incredible transformations. Nice job!


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 2:38 am 
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Very clever. As we've come to expect from you.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 12:13 pm 
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Without the description it would have been impossible to recognize what it was made from. Very cool!


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 Post subject: Re: Bauspiel Tower (2x2x3 RD)
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perfect cast almost looks mass produced!!!
(I wish it was)

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very nice puzzle.
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 Post subject: Re: Bauspiel Tower (2x2x3 RD)
PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 7:07 am 
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Will Timk, I dont think this one is cast. I think he used plastic sheeting 1mm and 1.5 mm

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 Post subject: Re: Bauspiel Tower (2x2x3 RD)
PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 12:20 pm 
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Fantastic Justin. I love how your work is always so clean and precise. Very nice.

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 Post subject: Re: Bauspiel Tower (2x2x3 RD)
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Andreas Nortmann wrote:
Without the description it would have been impossible to recognize what it was made from. Very cool!


Absolutely amazing!
Are you going to sell this one or build more of them?

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