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 Post subject: Elemental:Neon
PostPosted: Sat Nov 01, 2008 12:22 pm 
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[This may be a repeat for many, but given the new forum structure I thought I should create a single "New Puzzle" post that links to the Puzzle Building and Marketplace threads]

The Neon is the first of my Elemental of a line of puzzles. For a link to my history of its development see this thread. For information on buying one see http://www.LitwinPuzzles.com or this thread in Marketplace.
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Below find some of my favorite pictures of Neons I have built over the last year or so:
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 Post subject: Re: Elemental:Neon
PostPosted: Sat Nov 01, 2008 1:05 pm 
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I see mine! (Bottom left) :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Elemental:Neon
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Man, i have GOT to order one of these sometime. These puzzles are fantastic, both in appearance and quality(and i'm sure they work great too). Maybe when money's not so tight. Great work.

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 Post subject: Re: Elemental:Neon
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coastercrazy10 wrote:
Man, i have GOT to order one of these sometime. These puzzles are fantastic, both in appearance and quality(and i'm sure they work great too). Maybe when money's not so tight. Great work.

-CC10

Same here, I would probably order Green/silver since my favorite football team wears those colours.

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 Post subject: Re: Elemental:Neon
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I love these puzzles. They're so elegant.


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 Post subject: Re: Elemental:Neon
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Connor wrote:
Same here, I would probably order Green/silver since my favorite football team wears those colours.


I would buy it after I have collected enough money. It's like a must-have for any puzzle collector since they are so beautiful and elegant. :D

By the way, I would like the green/silver too. One of the reason is because I like green. I might pair green with other colors though.

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 Post subject: Re: Elemental:Neon
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Noah wrote:
I see mine! (Bottom left) :mrgreen:


it's like fathers looking at their newborns through the window.

*points* "there's mine. one up from the bottom right"


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 Post subject: Re: Elemental:Neon
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It's funny you should use the new father analogy. When Dave sent me pictures in progress and updates, I compared it to having my daughter and the weekly ultrasound pictures. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Elemental:Neon
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coastercrazy10 wrote:
Man, i have GOT to order one of these sometime ..... Maybe when money's not so tight.

For those wanting one but not able to afford the current price, I am almost ready to release the DIY version (see here for some detail) at a substantially lower price. It will be ready in time for XMas, if not before :)
It will only be offered in black (no green, sorry) and isn't as refined or fancy as those I build, but it is the same puzzle at a price point most should be able to afford.

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 Post subject: Re: Elemental:Neon
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If all you want is a functional puzzle, then sure the DIY is a great option. But for collectors or just those of us who appreciate the great craftsmanship that goes into these amazing puzzles, it's totally worth it to save up for one (as I am doing).

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 Post subject: Re: Elemental:Neon
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p|astic wrote:
Noah wrote:
I see mine! (Bottom left) :mrgreen:


it's like fathers looking at their newborns through the window.

*points* "there's mine. one up from the bottom right"


mines on bottom left or is it top right? oh no i got the wrong kid


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 Post subject: Re: Elemental:Neon
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Danny Devitt wrote:
If all you want is a functional puzzle, then sure the DIY is a great option. But for collectors or just those of us who appreciate the great craftsmanship that goes into these amazing puzzles, it's totally worth it to save up for one (as I am doing).


Exactly this. I plan on ordering a very nice looking version of this puzzle, so it's worth the wait and money to get the higher quality puzzle, at least to me.

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 Post subject: Re: Elemental:Neon
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Are there any videos on this puzzle? It looks so cool, but I never knew how it works... :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Elemental:Neon
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It works by moving the three plungers. Here's one video I found.

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 Post subject: Re: Elemental:Neon
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Ok thanks. I looked for ´Elemental Neon´, `Neon puzzle´ and ´Elemental Puzzle´ and came up with nothing :P. Is it hard to solve?

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43,252,003,274,489,856,000. Or the full number in Hungarian is:
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 Post subject: Re: Elemental:Neon
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Sjoerd wrote:
Ok thanks. I looked for ´Elemental Neon´, `Neon puzzle´ and ´Elemental Puzzle´ and came up with nothing :P. Is it hard to solve?

Not particularly. On the order of a Rubik's 15.

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 Post subject: Re: Elemental:Neon
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DLitwin wrote:
Sjoerd wrote:
Ok thanks. I looked for ´Elemental Neon´, `Neon puzzle´ and ´Elemental Puzzle´ and came up with nothing :P. Is it hard to solve?

Not particularly. On the order of a Rubik's 15.

Dave

I still haven't found a reliable cycle for the 3 group on my own. The 7 group was easy as a 15 puzzle. I think the Rubik's XV puzzle was easier than that.

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