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 Post subject: Lego Zauberkreuz / Magic Cross
PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 7:38 pm 
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First off i want to say absolutely all of this was inspired by this thread:

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Thanks for the ideas guys!

What do you do when Jaap's Zauberkreuz simulator (Excellent game... try it out here: http://www.jaapsch.net/puzzles/javascript/kreuzj.htm )just isn't satisfying your physical puzzle needs and you still can't find a real one on ebay?

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Not complicated enough for you?

OK, Try This :lol: :


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I have ordered black pieces that will fit the puzzle correctly around the borders and under the letters but they have not arrived yet (sorry, i couldn't wait to try it out!) when they arrive i will also be making a lego uriblock / mix box puzzle - don't worry i'll post finished pics of both puzzles!

Movement is not really great, pieces need to be lined up exactly to move - there may be a V2 coming in a month or so depending on if i find a real one or not, i have an idea to improve it but if i find a real one i probably won't follow it up.

Also, if you have a Zauberkreuz or Uriblock to trade check out the puzzles i have available here:
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 Post subject: Re: Lego Zauberkreuz / Magic Cross
PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 7:46 pm 
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it's always fun to build these thing, but it's really annoying how they lock up. I love how you wrote the puzzle's name in lego.

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 Post subject: Re: Lego Zauberkreuz / Magic Cross
PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 3:33 pm 
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Done this already. :D

Mine had parts that held the pieces in place so you could move them correctly, like in the original.

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 Post subject: Re: Lego Zauberkreuz / Magic Cross
PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 5:12 am 
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X-TownCuber wrote:
I love how you wrote the puzzle's name in lego.


Nope! That's my username, can you figure out what it means? :lol:
I only put it on because i used a lego crossroads as the smooth baseboard to allow the pieces to slide but it is 32x32 so i had lots of space around the edges of the puzzle - i may cut this off although if i remember correctly lego is difficult to cut.


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Done this already. :D

Mine had parts that held the pieces in place so you could move them correctly, like in the original.


Would love to see pictures of this or the pieces you used or at least a better description! :P
How were the parts held in place so you could move them correctly?
Help me out here!

Still waiting on the black pieces to finish it off, hopefully they will come on Monday.


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 Post subject: Re: Lego Zauberkreuz / Magic Cross
PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 8:00 pm 
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Zzupler wrote:
Would love to see pictures of this or the pieces you used or at least a better description! :P
How were the parts held in place so you could move them correctly?
Help me out here!


I took it apart already, but I bet I could put it back together.
The pieces were held together by connections underneath the puzzles, similar to the BioShock puzzles.
They were on both sides of each sliding plane so the pieces could be moved correctly.

The puzzle says ZZUPLER MAR 2011

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 Post subject: Re: Lego Zauberkreuz / Magic Cross
PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 8:24 am 
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Jorbs3210 wrote:
The pieces were held together by connections underneath the puzzles, similar to the BioShock puzzles.
They were on both sides of each sliding plane so the pieces could be moved correctly


Sorry, i'm not getting how this is done at all - could you link me to the pieces you are talking about on the lego pick a brick page?

Here's the link: http://shop.lego.com/pab/

Thanks

Edit: If anyone else knows what pieces Jorbs3210 is talking about please let me know as it's been a while with no reply and i would love this puzzle to move a bit better if possible!

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I'm still working/waiting for parts on the uriblock, not in as big a rush to do it now that i see how poor the movement is of the lego zauberkreuz but if i ever get it finished i will post here.

Edit 2: Decided to get rid of the baseboard as it was too bulky. Here is my ZEBRAkreuz :D
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I used smooth 2x2's instead of the crossroads baseboard to allow the pieces to slide, this had the unintended effect of improving the movement as the pieces now slide in little bumps which lines the pieces up better for their next move. I also put colour tiles on the base so the pieces need to be put in the correct position now too which makes the puzzle even harder :D

I decided to also put the smooth tiles around the top to finish off the puzzle so got rid of the white pieces and also changed some of the stickers to make it more "opposite":

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I am now much happier with my puzzle's size and movement. I still have an idea that may improve the movement even more but i won't be doing anything with it for a while. If i do make the changes i'll post it here.


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 Post subject: Re: Lego Zauberkreuz / Magic Cross
PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 2:47 pm 
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I mean two pieces that keep the pieces moving correctly, so you can't move one part of a column or one part of a row, you have to move both. Plus, they make it easier to move the pieces.

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