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 Post subject: Tony Fisher's new puzzles for Dutch Cube Day 2013
PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 12:59 pm 
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Here are the new puzzles I took to the Dutch Cube Day. Because the custom made puzzle market has changed considerably in the last few years my focus was mostly on cheap simple variations or ones I had already sold prior to the event.

Locked Blocks

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This puzzle is similar to my Slide Twist Twist Slide and Twisted Assembly puzzles. Like those it combines characteristics of an assembly puzzle with those of a twisty puzzle.
Some people complained that the other two were too hard so this is simpler and smaller but still far from easy. It has a 2x4x4 arrangement of pseudo blocks instead of the 3x4x4 on the others.
The puzzle consists of three separate parts that have to fit together. One of those parts is a locking piece. This is a single cubic piece that has to be removed before the puzzle can be further disassembled or twisted. The other two parts are extended 2x2x2 Rubik's Cubes. These parts can then be mixed up in the usual way. Some however intrude into the paths of others which causes blocking and prevent some moves some of the time.
Similar to my Slide Twist Twist Slide you can't just solve the parts and assemble them since a further twisting move is required during assembly. This is best shown in the video.
In choosing the name I combined the locking, blocking and the blocks it is made from.


Siamese Pillowed Hexaminxes

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Self explanatory.


Truncated Pillowed Hexaminx

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Self explanatory.


Helipad

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A drastically cut down Helicopter Dodecahedron. Jumbling is still possible.


Starpad

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Similar to my Helipad but uses a corner turning Starminx as the basis. Pretty easy to solve.


6 inch 2x2x2

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I was asked to make one of these for someone a while ago. Some puzzles like this are uneconomical to make just one of. For that reason I made a second one for Cube Day.

Further details of these and photos are now on my website- http://tonyfisherpuzzles.net

At this time I am unsure which of these I will make available outside Cube Day and how. I am still in Holland and will decide in a few days. I can however say that my special Cube Day prices will not be valid after the event.

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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's new puzzles for Dutch Cube Day 2013
PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 8:07 pm 
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Cool :) . The helipad and starpad are 2 simple puzzles, buy they look really nice
:D. Great job Tony, I would really like to be able to get them someday.

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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's new puzzles for Dutch Cube Day 2013
PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 11:11 am 
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I don't know why but I always got the feeling that one day Tony will make a siamese Hexaminx. And now it really happen!


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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's new puzzles for Dutch Cube Day 2013
PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 2:39 pm 
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I'm proud to own one of the "cheap simple variations" :wink:
I returned this afternoon from my DCD journey and have no impression yet if the term "simple" really fits.
The Siamese Hexaminx looked amazing.

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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's new puzzles for Dutch Cube Day 2013
PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 5:07 pm 
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Konrad wrote:
I'm proud to own one of the "cheap simple variations" :wink:
I returned this afternoon from my DCD journey and have no impression yet if the term "simple" really fits.
The Siamese Hexaminx looked amazing.

Thanks, in the past I mostly took hugely time consuming and expensive puzzles like My original Golden Cubes, 4x4x5s, 4Cubes, Ball in a Cube, 4x4x4 Ball etc.

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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's new puzzles for Dutch Cube Day 2013
PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 1:30 pm 
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Tony Fisher wrote:
Helipad
Great! And the middle layer is here:
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A month and a half ago I started this. “Inspired by Tony Fisher open series puzzles.”
They complete each other :D.


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