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 Post subject: My new "Leaning tower (2 in 1)"
PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2006 3:40 pm 
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I have finally finished making my "Leaning tower" (2 in 1)puzzle.
It is one of my favourite geometrical shapes: Parallelepiped.
I always wanted to make one!
Once I started making it, I realised it could be a triangular prizm at the same time. Thus I made it 4 colours only, so it can be displayed as either shape.
However just before stickering it, I found a picture on the internet of Abba Castilla Plaza Hotel in Madrid, which looks very similar!
Have a look at the pictures and see what you think.

Vadim
I took pictures of nearly all my personal transformations / inventions, though I couldn't find fused Octagons. There is a metal globe on the picture, which is also my mod as it's a twisty sphere, rather than a sliding-tiles one.


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WOW GREAT! You have been a busy man. I really like this one. What is it made from. i cant tell from the pictures


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2006 3:56 pm 
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I used purely white milliput to make this puzzle, which I then painted.
I wish I could make pieces from sheet plastic! I just don't know how to do it!
I need to spend a day with either Anthony Greenhill or Tony Fisher to learn this skill!
Is that what you meant, Adam or do you mean which puzzle I modified?

By the way, I was wondering if any Spanish people seen this building in Madrid?
Vadim


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I was asking which puzzle was it made from.


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Vadim, I love the aethstetics of your new puzzle. Great design! 8-)

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It was inspired by Aleh's Kite cube, which is a Rubik's UFO modification and Tony Fisher's Container (as it wasn't a cube, but rather a cuboid shape).
So voila: here is a parallelepiped made from a UFO.
Vadim


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ohhhh

i´m from MADRID

is like KIO TOWER....GOOD PUZZLE

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I swear it was made from a skewb(I saw square and triangle etc.) but I'm wrong on that. Well this is definitely going on my wanted but doubtful in getting list.


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Vadim,
very nice modification and shape. I love this puzzles.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2006 2:11 pm 
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Fantastic work, Vadim. How long have you worked on it and how much Milliput was used ?


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now, i'm not really into building puzzles, so i have a question.

are all the sides turnable? does that mean you you can scramble the entire thing? i can't really see how different parts would turn...

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2006 5:10 pm 
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Speedy McFastfast wrote:
are all the sides turnable?


I must admit I am not that into how the mechanism of a UFO works, but a basic rule about finding out how mods work is to not look for the layers/sides that turn, but try to figure out where the slices are.

If I have undestood this correctly the vertical slice, that turns to shange between the two solved states, is angled 90 deg to any other slice. The three other slices are angled with 60 deg to each other.

To visualise this slicepattern on a cube, figure the vertical slice as the horisontal slice on a 2x2x2 cube. If you look at the top of this imaginary cube you will not see a cross as on a normal cube, but three slices that are symetrically places.

To anyone who knows the answer, is this a correct and or easy enough explanation?

If the above is correct, that means that the turning of the puzzle is limited as follows:
The vertical slices on the imaginary cube can then perform only 180 deg turns, whilst the horisontal slice can be torned by steps of 60 deg.
This means that if a piece is placed on its corret position it cannot have anything but correct permutation.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2006 5:16 pm 
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k, i thinks i understand now...

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