Not sure whether to post this here or in non-twisty.......
So I made a Lego Zauberkreuz here
but I was never satisfied with its movement....even after finding an original one I wanted to go back and try again - here are the results:
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I kept the Lego pieces but used some plastic sheeting for the base and some acrylic to keep the pieces lined up - this works very well and really improves movement - I also rounded the corners of the Lego pieces and I can say I am very happy with the movement of this puzzle - it's still not quite as good as the original but for a fraction of the price these fetch nowadays I think it's quite an easy mod for anyone that would like to get started - and a great puzzle to boot!
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I may go back and redo the acrylic covers as you can see that even the slightest bit of glue on the acrylic really shows up after a while - they didn't look too bad at the start but dust really seems to gather after a while!
Here it is with its "daddy"
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As you can see it's a bit bigger - this is due to the size of the Lego pieces.
Which leads me to my question - does anyone know where I can get acrylic cut to specific (small) measurements like these (like shapeways for printing I guess) and would it be (prohibitively) expensive?