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 Post subject: Make your own Varikon Box 3x3
PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 8:00 pm 
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I've been looking for a Varikon box on ebay for the last couple of months and couldn't find any so i decided to make my own....

Step 1: Get an old Impuzzables container
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Step 2: Order 1) round stickers and 2) some 19mm square dice
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Step 3: Put them together!
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Step 4: Compare to the Varikon boxes you won on ebay a few days ago which arrived the same day as supplies did!!
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Has anyone else noticed how perfectly a 3x3 fits in these Impuzzable boxes? I'd love some more to keep my cubes in if anyone knows where to buy them.
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 Post subject: Re: Make your own Varikon Box 3x3
PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 8:07 pm 
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What a cool!
Really good idea. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Make your own Varikon Box 3x3
PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 8:14 pm 
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Thanks!
I was really "angry" at first because i had been looking on ebay for ages and then as soon as i ordered the supplies i found loads of them!!

Now though i'm happy, even though it is much heavier than the real one the pieces slide very well in it :D


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 Post subject: Re: Make your own Varikon Box 3x3
PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 9:33 pm 
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Very creative. I like it.

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 Post subject: Re: Make your own Varikon Box 3x3
PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 9:43 pm 
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Creative idea which makes me laugh^^Great job~


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 Post subject: Re: Make your own Varikon Box 3x3
PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 12:50 am 
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I like the use of putting cubes inside of it as well. I just might do that too.

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 Post subject: Re: Make your own Varikon Box 3x3
PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 9:03 pm 
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Those look easy to make and very fun are they hard to solve it looksmlike it


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 Post subject: Re: Make your own Varikon Box 3x3
PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 5:46 pm 
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Thanks for the nice comments everyone!

Busy plotting what to make next - hopefully it will be a bit harder/more interesting to make than this one!

boom7413 wrote:
Those look easy to make and very fun are they hard to solve it looksmlike it


Yes, very easy to "build" :lol: and fun to solve too....in the original all the centre cubes of each face are glued to the very centre block so the sliding is a bit different than you would expect but once you get the hang of it ....well let's just say it's easy to make a mistake and mix it up again!


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 Post subject: Re: Make your own Varikon Box 3x3
PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 11:04 pm 
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Sorry I had a typo :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: Make your own Varikon Box 3x3
PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 3:36 pm 
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There are many possibilities to make a simple mechanism
which produces a fantastic puzzle.

For example, in this case, the design does not even have to be cubic!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DttbJhcSOw
(I did that for fun in December 2009 in Singapore and then made the
video when I returned to Australia)

More "exotic" variations can always be made, for example, having a box
with extensions or... punched parts!

:)


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 Post subject: Re: Make your own Varikon Box 3x3
PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 5:00 pm 
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Really cool idea!
For anyone interested and not in Singapore ( :lol: ) a search for "dice box set" on ebay will get you what you need!
So many colour choices, it took me a while to make up my mind!


kastellorizo wrote:

More "exotic" variations can always be made, for example, having a box
with extensions or... punched parts!


Do you have any examples of this type i could see? with the punched parts...do you mean a section of the box closed/blocked off? Sounds very intriguing!!


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 Post subject: Re: Make your own Varikon Box 3x3
PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 5:09 pm 
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Zzupler wrote:
For anyone interested and not in Singapore ( :lol: ) a search for "dice box set" on ebay will get you what you need!


LOL!


Zzupler wrote:
kastellorizo wrote:
More "exotic" variations can always be made, for example, having a box with extensions or... punched parts!


Do you have any examples of this type i could see? with the punched parts...do you mean a section of the box closed/blocked off? Sounds very intriguing!!


Well, a perfect example with both extensions and punched parts,
is the shape of a messed up Evil Twin!

That said, fractional parts, bandaging, and even ways of rotating,
are not out of the question!

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 Post subject: Re: Make your own Varikon Box 3x3
PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2011 2:08 pm 
you can also use square sticker for a 3x3 looking one too.


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