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 Post subject: Christmas Puzzle
PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 5:29 pm 
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I'll be going to Austria and the UK this Christmas, which is excellent! But it also means that I can only get one present (airline weight limits, suitcase space, etc.). The price range is anything below $200. Currently I'm thinking the set of all 8 crazy cube planets. (that counts as one, right?)

So, yeah. Suggestions?

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 Post subject: Re: Christmas Puzzle
PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 6:47 pm 
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Ehh, I think that you could do better than the crazy planets. Plus you don't want to drag all of those around.

You should look around on shapeways and got a 3d Printed puzzle! $200 is a great amount for a shapeways puzzle! :D

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 Post subject: Re: Christmas Puzzle
PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2011 1:19 am 
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Adman234 wrote:
You should look around on shapeways and got a 3d Printed puzzle! $200 is a great amount for a shapeways puzzle! :D


I agree. And then when you come to the UK, you can give me the puzzle! :lol: :lol:

On a serious note, for $200 I would recommend Eric's Master Pentultimate.

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 Post subject: Re: Christmas Puzzle
PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2011 1:23 am 
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I have to disagree (of course), you will not get more value for money than those crazy planets 8-) .
In fact, if you like idea of the planets, for that price you could get 2 complimentary `Cubes` and 2 complimentary `Minxs`that you can transform into any planets and a Jupiter, Mercury and Mars `Tet` (which is all the pure circles).. they should keep you busy for.. about the rest of your life :lol: .
That's the equivalent of 8+8+3=19 (plus you could make pure circle cubes=22 puzzles)!
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 Post subject: Re: Christmas Puzzle
PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2011 8:33 am 
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Luke wrote:
Adman234 wrote:
You should look around on shapeways and got a 3d Printed puzzle! $200 is a great amount for a shapeways puzzle! :D


I agree. And then when you come to the UK, you can give me the puzzle! :lol: :lol:

On a serious note, for $200 I would recommend Eric's Master Pentultimate.

Master Pentultimate before Pentultimate? :O Well, that's one way to stay occupied for two 10-hour plane rides...

And thank you for the advice Burgo, but I'd rather have eight cubes than the full range of possibilities. That way I can keep track of which is which without using a screwdriver :lol: (also, I'm a bit of a completist and it would be nice to have all the planets on my shelf in body rather than spirit.)

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 Post subject: Re: Christmas Puzzle
PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2011 4:19 pm 
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I would also recommend Eric Vergo's Pentagram. A wonderful puzzle and it jumbles too if you so wish.


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 Post subject: Re: Christmas Puzzle
PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2011 7:37 pm 
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Yeah... the Crazy Planets cubes are one of those things where when someone buys all of them, it's really just for the saking of bragging they have them. I would go for a Shapeways or two... how 'bout an Oskar puzzle? He has TONS below 200 dollars! Here, right after page 7:
http://www.shapeways.com/shops/oskarpuz ... =7#sg13603

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 Post subject: Re: Christmas Puzzle
PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 10:29 am 
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Well, another set of planets has been released... and it sounds really awesome :D

Also, they all change shape, so they're much cooler than the crazy planets :lol:

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