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 Post subject: Kilohexaminx
PostPosted: Sun Dec 22, 2013 6:21 pm 
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Hey guys,
Today I'd like to present my new puzzle, the Kilohexaminx.
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This puzzle is a Kilominx transformed into a cube, meaning only the corner pieces are visible. However this transformation can't be done without open gaps, so between some of the pieces you can see open areas. These are necessary in order for the puzzle to turn. If the gaps were not there, the pieces would collide with each other and it would jam.
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Edge length is 60mm.
Scrambled after only 8 moves...
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This puzzle will be available on Shapeways VERY soon.
Enjoy!

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 Post subject: Re: Kilohexaminx
PostPosted: Sun Dec 22, 2013 6:30 pm 
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Brilliant! Another excellent puzzle design from a young designer. I really am surprised that Mefferts have not contacted you yet. I wish I had the cash. I'd buy your entire Shapeways shop.
Have you contacted Calvin about your puzzles?
Can I buy that one from you?


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 Post subject: Re: Kilohexaminx
PostPosted: Sun Dec 22, 2013 6:35 pm 
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Wow! That's beautiful, Ben! :)

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 Post subject: Re: Kilohexaminx
PostPosted: Sun Dec 22, 2013 7:47 pm 
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Woww that's awesome, great job on this puzzle, I also loved The heaven's and hell's cuboids :D


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 Post subject: Re: Kilohexaminx
PostPosted: Sun Dec 22, 2013 8:24 pm 
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Super well done, Ben!

Also, welcome to the forum, Enrique!

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 Post subject: Re: Kilohexaminx
PostPosted: Sun Dec 22, 2013 8:35 pm 
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Yes, welcome indeed. The first post is a milestone 1100+ of our members haven't gotten to. Anyways, I believe this puzzle has been made before by the name of Cube Minx 1. Here's the link to the museum entry: http://twistypuzzles.com/cgi-bin/puzzle.cgi?pkey=2440
It is still an amazing puzzle, don't get me wrong on that. But it is not the first, which is my main point. Again, it is a great puzzle and it is well-designed.

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 Post subject: Re: Kilohexaminx
PostPosted: Sun Dec 22, 2013 8:51 pm 
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kuBer wrote:
Super well done, Ben!

Also, welcome to the forum, Enrique!


Thank you very much I am really happy :D


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 Post subject: Re: Kilohexaminx
PostPosted: Sun Dec 22, 2013 9:16 pm 
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Wow~Kilohexaminx. Another hexaminx we are expecting for! great job!


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 Post subject: Re: Kilohexaminx
PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2013 12:12 am 
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What a great puzzle, I love it!

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 Post subject: Re: Kilohexaminx
PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2013 4:48 am 
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Wow! Another MUST HAVE puzzle! I'm going to go broke!
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 Post subject: Re: Kilohexaminx
PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2013 3:42 pm 
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Beautiful!


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 Post subject: Re: Kilohexaminx
PostPosted: Tue Dec 24, 2013 3:28 am 
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Very aesthetically pleasing. Maybe I am not looking at it the right way, but it seems to bear little resemblance to the kilominx in the way the hexaminx resembles a megaminx. Again great job and I hope to see this mass produced soon!


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 Post subject: Re: Kilohexaminx
PostPosted: Wed Dec 25, 2013 1:13 am 
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Thanks everyone! The first post has been updated with better pictures and video.
AMatureCuber wrote:
Brilliant! Another excellent puzzle design from a young designer. I really am surprised that Mefferts have not contacted you yet. Have you contacted Calvin about your puzzles?

I really am looking to get one of my designs mass produced some day, so this might be the one.
AMatureCuber wrote:
Can I buy that one from you?

Sorry, I made this copy for another forum member. But it will be available on Shapeways very soon. :wink:
BelcherBoy2000 wrote:
Anyways, I believe this puzzle has been made before by the name of Cube Minx 1. Here's the link to the museum entry: http://twistypuzzles.com/cgi-bin/puzzle.cgi?pkey=2440
It is still an amazing puzzle, don't get me wrong on that. But it is not the first, which is my main point. Again, it is a great puzzle and it is well-designed.

Of course I knew about this, and I actually made it specifically for someone else's collection. :D

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