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 Post subject: Dino Cubes, reserve yours now.
PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2006 5:18 pm 
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I am putting up for reserve 5 Dino Cubes right now, although i will probably add more later.

Click here for the Rival Cubes page about Dino Cubes

The cost is $150.00 USD, and a partial payment of $50 may or may not be assessed to you, depending on where you are in the line of reserved puzzles.

Also, for those of you who have payed and are waiting for your 2x2x6s, some of them are already in the mail, and I will bump you the the front of the line because you've all been waiting so patiently :)

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 Post subject: dino
PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2006 10:32 pm 
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I will take one!!

Thank you very much!


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Please Scott, reserve a 2x2x6 for me!
Thanks, Fabio. :lol:


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Please reserve one for me, thank you.


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Are the mechanics of the Dino cube just like a skewb?


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It is built from a Rainbow Cube, and movemement is excellent.

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Georges, your puzzle is finished, thanks for pre-paying.
sexualRubiks, I will start (and hopefully finish) your this weekend. I'll be contacting you when it's time for payment.

If anyone else would like one, there are still a couple rainbow's i have that are waiting to be transformed into a dino. Georges, please post a review of the puzzle here when you get it.

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Hello Scott!

Yes, please create a Dino for me, too.

- Frank -

By the way - can anybody identify this:
Is this a (probably cheap) rainbow cube there in the background or is it a different mechanism.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... %3AIT&rd=1

Believe it or not - I fell into sleep before the auction ended and so I didn't bid a second time. So I'll never find out.. :?


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I found this on Jaaps page, and I suppose then that the Kaleido Puzzle (as it says of the box) is some kind of folding puzzle, and not a rainbow/dino

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B. TWELVE TETRAHEDRA RINGS

If one divides one of the six face-based pyramids of a cube in half by a diagonal plane through the apex and two diagonal corners of the base, then we get two tetrahedra which are mirror images. These can be hinged in various ways to make a ring of 12 tetrahedra which flexes on various ways.

Bart Phillips makes an elegant wooden version called "Flexicube", which allows you to invert the six pyramids, making an exterior form which is a rhombic dodecahedron with a cubical hole inside, the size of the original cube. There is no way to put another cube in the interior and make them flex together.
[ see C7/8-5 for a picture of the rhombic dodecahedron. - J ]

One can view the cuts of the six pyramids as made by three diagonal planes of the cube which meet at a corner. The result is symmetric about the main diagonal of the cube through this corner. Six of the hinges are on this diagonal and six are along cube edges, forming a skew hexagon.

A second version of this fiddly, called Kaleido Puzzle or Kaleidoform, was sent from Taiwan. It is also available as a Corgi toy and via other importers. It has the same pieces in the same arrangement, but the hinges are all along the cube edges. It is trickier to flex and it took me some tome to realise that it could be inverted into a rhombic dodecahedron. It makes a lot of patterns including half a solid rhombic dodecahedron. I have only one copy of the ring but one version comes with two rings. One can combine two so they will flex together but only in a limited way and not like the Shinsei Mystery. I don't know if any hinging will allow the two rings to flex together through an inversion.


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Thank you, Haara, for your fast response.
Now I can sleep better (if this is possible at all :lol:), knowing not to have missed a large chance.

- Frank -


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Is the Rival Cubes site down?


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It was for a little bit, but it's back now.

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Just now (9:20 am GMT+1) I got my dinocube.
You surpassed yourself with this one, Scott!
Thank you.
I may now retire from collecting cube puzzles :wink:


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