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 Post subject: Happy Cubes
PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2007 2:04 am 
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I picked up this puzzle unknowlingly in a huge lot of puzzles I bought on ebay. It's a folding puzzle made up of 8 cubes attached by fixed hinges.

Anyone else have this one, or know who made it? Or any other info?


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Interesting puzzle...

The transparency makes it look very attractive.
And whoever made it, must have been a very happy person!

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2007 11:09 am 
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Looks like a commercial version of the IPP exchange puzzle "Chicago Cubes",
by Joe Becker (which he made from Acrylic cubes and clear packing tape).

Cheers,
Derek


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Yes, that looks like the same idea! His design was submitted in 2003. Thanks for pointing it out.

I do get a distinct feeling that this production puzzle is quite a bit older, but I wish I could confirm this.

Again, thanks for the lead!


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2007 9:26 pm 
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I've never seen another one.

The group of puzzles I got seem to have been collected by someone into puzzles, and then maybe picked up at an estate sale?


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