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 Post subject: 新年快乐
PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 1:28 am 
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Now that I have your attention :lol: :lol:

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A gift from Otis.

SmaZ told us that this was a symbol of a city in China and that they made a larger than life sized cube of it before these puzzles were made. He even showed us a webpage about this.

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 Post subject: Re: 新年快乐
PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 2:55 am 
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What is the goal for these puzzles? Unhinge them?


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 Post subject: Re: 新年快乐
PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 3:09 am 
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Splinter wrote:
What is the goal for these puzzles? Unhinge them?

Looks like a really nicely patterned 1x3x3

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 Post subject: Re: 新年快乐
PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 3:10 am 
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:lol: :lol: they are dominos. 2x3x3's.

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 Post subject: Re: 新年快乐
PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 6:18 am 
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these look beautliful. So, well, your friend made this by hand?


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 Post subject: Re: 新年快乐
PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 6:48 am 
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No, not a handmade puzzle. I wish he would jump in and tell you about them. Ok, here's a few more photos.

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From the insert, the company name is Delida. Otis did tell me that they normally make gift items and this year they went for a puzzle. But I know nothing more.

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 Post subject: Re: 新年快乐
PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 8:32 am 
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And here's a video.

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 Post subject: Re: 新年快乐
PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:07 am 
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How a broadcast can make things clear.....
(you'd imagine a picture could tell a whole story. But not in puzzle-land)

Thanks!

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 Post subject: Re: 新年快乐
PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:11 am 
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OK now I jump in. They're 3 different kinds of puzzle made by a company which used to produce "gift" before. Yes. That company is not used to making puzzle. One of my friend in Guangzhou found this puzzle and shown us. (Us means Chinese puzzle collection club) We're all excited coz we know most of puzzle company in China but never thought that there'll be a "gift" company making a puzzle as a gift!

Like Rox said, actually they're dominos. With 3 size. The biggest and the middle one is a 2x3x3, while the smallest one is a 1x2x3. I think this one won't be so famous because they're not made by a puzzle company so I think Rox shouldn't have these. :D And it's time for me to get back to Hong Kong, so I thought they'll be a very good presents to Rox & Smaz. The outcome prove that I'm right about this.

But actually These 3 puzzle are not in a VERY good quality. I've turned mine. To me the biggest one is the best. And the middle and smallest one doesn't have a very good turning quality. Yeah but they still functional. Not VERY good but still ok for me.

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The shape of this puzzle is a kind of chinese traditional crafts: chinese knots. Which using a very long thin-red string to make lots of knots, finally making a beautiful pattern. to Chinese this pattern reveals the emotions & talent of ancient chinese culture. As it looks so beautiful, it represented the Long history of china, match with traditional Chinese customs & aesthetic decoration.

Above is the rough introduction about Chinese knots puzzle. Hope you like it.


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 Post subject: Re: 新年快乐
PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 11:08 am 
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OK, so they may not be best quality, but can you buy them outside China?

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 Post subject: Re: 新年快乐
PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 3:21 am 
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Gus wrote:
OK, so they may not be best quality, but can you buy them outside China?


Well I don't think so, as that company is just a small company.


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 Post subject: Re: 新年快乐
PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 5:07 am 
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Great puzzle, but I have never seen anyone selling this puzzle though I live in China.
Anyway, happy Chinese new year to all puzzle friends.

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 Post subject: Re: 新年快乐
PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 5:18 pm 
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I've just noticed several copies of this puzzle hit eBay with a cost of around £6.

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 Post subject: Re: 新年快乐
PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:30 pm 
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Hybrid424 wrote:
I've just noticed several copies of this puzzle hit eBay with a cost of around £6.

Yep. But didn't see the 1x2x3, which is sad, as I would love a mass produced one.

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