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 Post subject: alexander star mods?
PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2003 5:20 pm 
are there any customs made from alexander star? can you mondify an alexander star?


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 Post subject: Re: alexander star mods?
PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2003 5:20 pm 
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A trivial one that I've thought of but haven't implemented:

Take all of the "mobile" pieces. The visible parts (ignore the foot) form a convex solid with four sides - the two visible faces and the the two faces which are flush with the inner parts of the cube (just as a corner cubie has 3 visible and 3 inner faces). Grind the pieces down until they are essentially "flat", just two adjacent triangles with a fold in the middle and a foot behind them.

This changes the shape of the puzzle from a great stellated dodecahedron to a small stellated dodecahedron (see http://mathworld.wolfram.com/Dodecahedr ... tions.html)

The complexity of the puzzle (presumably) remains unchanged.


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 Post subject: Re: alexander star mods?
PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2003 5:35 pm 
http://www.twistymegasite.com/forum/vie ... p?ID=14764


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