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 Post subject: The Galaxy
PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 6:39 pm 
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Hello, so today one of my teachers at school lent me a wooden puzzle, it was quite a challenge to solve but the end result is amazing.
It's basically a dodecahedron made up of (57 pieces) 2 types of balls (one with 3 holes [8], one with 4 holes [12]) and 2 types of sticks (a short one [56mm, 2.15in]) and a long one [170mm, 6.55in]) with a big ball in the middle, so not only you have to put it back together as a dodecahedron but you also have to find the right moment to insert the big ball, if it is too soon the weight will make the puzzle collapse, if it is too late, well there's no opening through which you can put the ball.
Here's the solved puzzle and a close up of the core with the ball:
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The 3 hole ball:
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The 4 hole ball:
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The short stick:
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The long stick:
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The ball of the core:
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I tried to take the pictures of the balls at the best angle so you could get an idea of the configuration of the holes.
:scrambled: :arrow: :solved: :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: The Galaxy
PostPosted: Mon Sep 27, 2010 12:22 pm 
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Wow great puzzle. I love the symmetry and the relations between the platonic solids, so that makes this one very cool.

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