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 Post subject: Idea: 5x5 with fixed outermost layers
PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 11:12 pm 
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Anyone made this yet? It occurred to me that it's essentially the 3x3 Circle Cube, taken to the extreme; the "circles" being larger than the faces. (And not circular, but yeah.)


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 Post subject: Re: Idea: 5x5 with fixed outermost layers
PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 4:26 am 
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Could be asily made by fixing the inner center pieces to the core.


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 Post subject: Re: Idea: 5x5 with fixed outermost layers
PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 6:53 pm 
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EMI94100 wrote:
Could be asily made by fixing the inner center pieces to the core.

Do you mean corners? Fixing the inner centers would just make it a 3x3 with extra cuts.

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 Post subject: Re: Idea: 5x5 with fixed outermost layers
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Take any mass produced 5x5, keep only the centers, corners and middle edges, glue the whole thing with superglue and voila ! Just reassemble it :)

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 Post subject: Re: Idea: 5x5 with fixed outermost layers
PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 11:05 am 
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Hm, what is the problem with only fixing the inner centers to the core? Would't that do the same thing?


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 Post subject: Re: Idea: 5x5 with fixed outermost layers
PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 11:16 am 
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It would, but fixing anything from the centers is usually results in a lot of slack. Just look at any of the crazy 3x3x3/tetrahedron/triangular prism puzzles: the circles have a fair bit of play and you need to overturn a bit to get them aligned. Making it the way Greg suggests would result in a far better puzzle, but gluing just the centers will work fine too.

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