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 Post subject: Greenhill's Cube
PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2003 7:09 am 
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Here it is. At long last. One puzzle I have been intending to make for years.
GREENHILL’S CUBE
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I have planned this puzzle for years but another one always took preference. It goes to show that all the puzzles I have planned may get made eventually. The only thing is the list still gets longer not shorter.
One feature that I like is that there are three different face patterns and that opposite faces are mirrored versions of the other.
Hope it appeals.

Anthony


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 Post subject: Re: Greenhill's Cube
PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2003 7:18 am 
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Awesome looks Great, what mech is it or is it custom?


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 Post subject: Re: Greenhill's Cube
PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2003 7:43 am 
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What are the dimensions of the puzzle and any chance of getting some shots of it scrambled?

I still can't get over how refined it looks, as though it was fresh from a manufacturer. And all you do is make these puzzles from plastic sheets?


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 Post subject: Re: Greenhill's Cube
PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2003 9:31 am 
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Looks great!


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 Post subject: Re: Greenhill's Cube
PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2003 9:50 am 
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My hat has been taken off! Anthony this is a brilliant piece of work. How many invested hours?


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 Post subject: Re: Greenhill's Cube
PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2003 10:13 am 
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WOW!

Very, very impressive. I really envy you your puzzle-construction skills!

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 Post subject: Re: Greenhill's Cube
PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2003 12:06 pm 
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12 months ago we had talked about a prize for the
puzzle of the year....

And the winner is .....

This one a really diferent.
Bravo !

Michael


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 Post subject: Re: Greenhill's Cube
PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 2003 6:22 am 
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Unbelievable!

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 Post subject: Re: Greenhill's Cube
PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 2003 7:18 am 
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Amazing.

(It's a 3x3x3 Rubik's Cube core with completely altered faces)


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 Post subject: Re: Greenhill's Cube
PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 2003 7:43 am 
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This is the most fab cube I've ever seen!
It's beyond my comprehension how you could even come up with something like this, never mind bringing it to life!
Well done!

Vadim


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 Post subject: Re: Greenhill's Cube
PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 2003 10:49 am 
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It reminds me more of Fischer's golden skewb, well done Anthony!!! What a sexy cube!!!

:D JAke


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 Post subject: Re: Greenhill's Cube
PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 2003 12:06 pm 
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Oh, this is great, Anthony. It reminds me of the Pyracue at the 3D Puzzle Reconstruction Studio. Were you influenced at all by Mr. Ishino's work?

The quality of your puzzles is amazing. I would love to know how you do it. Do you design the individual pieces first, and then build each one individually? Or do you build the pieces somehow with the puzzle assembled? I know you probably don't want to give away too much information, but we are interested to hear anything you would be willing to tell us.


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 Post subject: Re: Greenhill's Cube
PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 2003 1:10 pm 
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I would agree ( as I wanted to post that guess first) that I think it was more inspired by the "Golden Cube" than by the Pyrocube. It's more about the way you build it: you kind of make one puzzle off-centre and here you go. Actually building it is a different cattle of fish altogether!
Anthony, we know you are a busy man, but could you please through some light on this creation for us?
I don't want to shout "Speech" but there must be some details you could share with us?!...
Vadim


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 Post subject: Re: Greenhill's Cube
PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2003 12:17 am 
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No, the Golden Cube has one axis turned part-way. Anthony's puzzle does not have that. Anthony's puzzle is just perfectly dimensioned in sort of an asymmetric way. So nice!


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 Post subject: Re: Greenhill's Cube
PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2003 12:37 am 
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Time for my response.
First of all - thank you all for your comments.

Here are three scrambled pics.
Look like a pile of pieces prior to being assembled.

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It is actually a 'Truncated Cube' (corners trimmed down to triangles), stood on one corner then built out to a Cube shape. This basically determined the edge length - 77mm. This may sound large but it is still pleasant to use and is not too bad. However it is extremely hard to restore, and very time consuming, despite the fact that is has six colours and some sort of order.
There was a lot of measuring/calculating to be carried out.
Time for construction - the whole thing took about 45 to 50 hours. I didn't time this one exactly.
There was no influence/inspiration from others. As I indicated in my original post it was a puzzle I had intended making for years but always made others first.
Because of how it is made the face patterns basically just happen. I am very pleased the way it has worked with 3 different face patterns which appear opposite each other in mirrored versions. There is therefore some symmetry/order unlike Fishers Golden Skewb which appears completely random. The principle is the same though - a half twisted skewb brought back to a Cube shape, the face patterns happen.
I hope I have answered some of your queries.

Anthony


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 Post subject: Re: Greenhill's Cube
PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2003 9:30 am 
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FANTASTICALLY, very good work


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 Post subject: Re: Greenhill's Cube
PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2003 12:37 am 
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That is so awesome!!! Its hard to believe that the jumbled madness turns back into a cube! Wow!

Would the checkerboard pattern still keep the cube shape?
jake


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 Post subject: Re: Greenhill's Cube
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It's a piece of part when jumbled up. Reminds me also of the Golden cube.


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