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 Post subject: My First Mod - 20 Sided Cube
PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2007 4:53 pm 
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Well, I finally decided to build a puzzle. I think it turned out pretty good.


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For a second I thought it was April Fools day! Are you sure thats a first mod? It looks reaally good!

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WOW! That looks great Dodd!

How long did it take you? Lot of sanding involved? What do you call it?


edit - I'm taking my compliment back Dodd! :evil: :twisted: :roll: :lol:


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joey wrote:
For a second I thought it was April Fools day! Are you sure thats a first mod? It looks reaally good!


Yes. I thought the exact same thing. I was thinking if it was possible to have that be Mr. Twisty's first mod. This look amazing. I would like to know how well this "cube" (not really a cube anymore) turns. Is it possible to have a video Mr. Twisty?

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That mod looks to be of professional quality. I too thought that you had built puzzles before this. This is an incredible first puzzle!

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It reminds me of Dodecahedron mixed with Icosahedron

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Is the title of the thread not a paradox?

Great job Mr Twisty, now you can start filling those gaps in your collection by yourself ;)

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an icosahedron 3x3x3

like greenhill´s one

great job :wink: :wink:

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OK, I have had my fun. I had to get an April Fools in sometime this month :lol: I better give credit to where it is do, otherwise I will be in trouble. :lol:

This is actually an Anthony Greenhill Original 20 Sided 3x3x3 Icosahedron. Very well made, very light and functional. I have had it a few months and finally got a picture taken.


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Mr.Twisty wrote:
OK, I have had my fun. I had to get an April Fools in sometime this month :lol: I better give credit to where it is do, otherwise I will be in trouble. :lol:


Grr!! I was right then!!!

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I have made a few 2x2x2 mods and tried a square-1 mod. I have done a few just by changing parts around, but not much with casting, molding, etc.

I would just rather leave the nice designs to the experts. :)

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Pembo wrote:
Is the title of the thread not a paradox?


That is a good observation. It doesn't seem possible that the 20 sided cube could be his first mod and be a 20-sided cube at the same time.

joey wrote:
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OK, I have had my fun. I had to get an April Fools in sometime this month Laughing I better give credit to where it is do, otherwise I will be in trouble. Laughing



Grr!! I was right then!!!


Yes... you were right. I had a feeling it was going to be an April Fool's Joke but usually aren't they on April 1st?

Also... this puzzle seems pretty cool. I want this one... I'm not sure if I want to scramble it and solve it because it wouldn't look so great mixed up. But It would be a shame to have it in my collection and not be able to solve it...

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The only reason I called it a cube is because it is from a 3x3x3 CUBE

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Mr.Twisty wrote:
The only reason I called it a cube is because it is from a 3x3x3 CUBE

I understood what you meant, but if you read my post, and actually read what I typed you may pick up a subtle joke. ;)

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Not a paradox, I get it. Good April fool's joke, but now i think you should show us your other mods.

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Mods I have made or Mods that I have in my collection?

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Mr.Twisty wrote:
Mods I have made or Mods that I have in my collection?


Mods you're giving away to the forum members for a late April Fools joke! :P :lol:


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The ones you made. Those should be midly interesting

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I would have to say that's the most impressive first mod I've ever seen. I hope this is not something fake like tony fisher. If not, all I can say is someone has a great ebay career coming soon.

If you read the thread, you would know that it is not his mod.

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Now I need to make a fake puzzle... I have a lot of catching up to do.

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Dodd, does this puzzle maintain it's shape if mixed with half turns only?

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arg, as a modder myself i easily spotted this as a joke... unfortunatly i didn't see the post in time to call you on it. lol

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Now I need to make a fake puzzle... I have a lot of catching up to do.


LOL we should take turns!

I will also try to make a 1000-tile dodecagonal magic

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and while we're at it, someone go out and make a 50x50x50... but then tell us it's really just a 3x3 with LOTS of layers glued on.

lol, i think Tony and others have sparked a new age of fake-mods. I cant wait to get my feet wet in a fake mod :P

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Skate Addicti0n wrote:
I had a feeling it was going to be an April Fool's Joke but usually aren't they on April 1st?


Actually April 31st is the real April Fool's Day. That is the day that you forget to advance the date on your watch and end up signing some important legal documents with a date that does not exist...

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kastellorizo wrote:
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Now I need to make a fake puzzle... I have a lot of catching up to do.


LOL we should take turns!

I will also try to make a 1000-tile dodecagonal magic

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With all the magics you've been making lately, I'm sure it is possible!! ;)


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reeeech wrote:
kastellorizo wrote:
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Now I need to make a fake puzzle... I have a lot of catching up to do.


LOL we should take turns!

I will also try to make a 1000-tile dodecagonal magic

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With all the magics you've been making lately, I'm sure it is possible!! ;)
Have fun stringing that.

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I would love to learn how to make this mod. I'm very interested in the 3x3x3 mods.

Is there anywhere that shows what needs to be done in order to make one of these?

Any idea Dodd?? Maybe you can take yours apart and put some pics on here for us.

I would really appreciate that alot.

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Sorry, I do not share design info from other designers. I did that once and got a message that I do not want to get again. :lol:

I personally think if you want to know about a perticular puzzle, contact the person who made it. If they want to share info great, if not, that is their decision.

I must say though that the offset skewb is the most incredible design I have taken apart. The parts were amazing.

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If you want to see what simple mods I have made then here is the majority of them. I did make an extended staircase 2x2x2 that is not on this page.

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How the 20 tile puzzle is made is relatively simple in concept. It's just building up an existing puzzle with prosthetics. This can be achieved in several different ways, although it's known that Anthony Greenhill likes using plastic card for puzzles like this.

There is no mechanism modification needed. You just need to be darn good at keeping things straight and bonding pieces together.

Now how EXACTLY it's made can vary of course, but I'd say he employed jigs and templates. Exactly hand cutting and shaping that many pieces can be daunting. He probably also used plastic sheets to attain the desired flat surfaces.

And honestly, Mr. Twisty had me fooled completely. To think I was going to praise him for a job well done. ;)

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Jin H Kim wrote:
How the 20 tile puzzle is made is relatively simple in concept.
Just curious, since when did cubes have tiles verses sides? ;)



@Dodd: I don't know if this is pertaining to "sharing design info of other designers", but I don't think so. But I'm still curious about my earlier question.

Does this puzzle maintain it's shape if mixed with half turns only?

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I have yet to mix it up :wink:

If/when I do, I will let you know.

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Mr.Twisty wrote:
I have yet to mix it up :wink:

If/when I do, I will let you know.
It doesn't have to be scrambled. Just do R2 and if it retains it's shape, then it would if scrambled with just half turns. :)

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how much did you buy it for?

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I have yet to mix it up :wink:

If/when I do, I will let you know.
It doesn't have to be scrambled. Just do R2 and if it retains it's shape, then it would if scrambled with just half turns. :)


I'm 100% for sure that it does change its shape and here is why it does changes the shape. Each edge has 2 positions and the center of each face on a normal cube has 4 positions so yes it does change shape. The corners do not change the shape of the puzzle when it is scrambled.


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Mr.Twisty wrote:
I have yet to mix it up :wink:

If/when I do, I will let you know.
It doesn't have to be scrambled. Just do R2 and if it retains it's shape, then it would if scrambled with just half turns. :)


I'm 100% for sure that it does change its shape and here is why it does changes the shape. Each edge has 2 positions and the center of each face on a normal cube has 4 positions so yes it does change shape. The corners do not change the shape of the puzzle when it is scrambled.
But half turns would negate the edge issue.

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Like a lot of other 3x3x3 shape modifications, this one doesn't change shape if you do a half turn. Of course, scrambling it with quarter turns will mix up the shape, but it still isn't really harder to solve than a normal 3x3x3 (even though it looks infinitely cooler).

Is there a dodecahedron 3x3x3 out there?

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"Is there a dodecahedron 3x3x3 out there?"


This was built by Tony Fisher years ago
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Cool, thanks! (I should have checked the database...)

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