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 Post subject: Tony Fisher's 3 new Holey Megaminx transformations
PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 4:03 pm 
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People following me on Twitter will already have had a sneak preview of these. For everyone else though-
I had seen things people had done with Void Cubes and wondered if something similar was possible with Holey Megaminxes. Luckily it was and I found that you can cut away large chunks of the puzzle and it still works so I set about making a few variations.
The first one I made was my Extreme Holey Megaminx. It has an extra large hole bang through the middle of it. This leaves six void pentagons effectively in a ring. However as soon as I finished this I felt a little disappointed. It just feels a bit boring so I quickly moved on to the next two.
The second one I made was my Siamese Void Pentagons. I was much happier with this and think it looks quite nice.
The third is my U-Void and isdefinitely my favourite. I like the way it looks impossible yet still works. I really didn't know what to call this and I originally named it Siamese Void Pentagon Quadruplets which seemed a bit ridiculous.
There is an issue with the untidy non stickered areas and if I make more I will consider making them a more definite black.

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Tony Fisher's three Holey Megaminx transformations

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Tony Fisher's three Holey Megaminx transformations

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Tony Fisher's three Holey Megaminx transformations

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Tony Fisher's Extreme Holey Megaminx Puzzle

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Tony Fisher's Extreme Holey Megaminx Puzzle

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Tony Fisher's Siamese Void Pentagons Puzzle

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Tony Fisher's Siamese Void Pentagons Puzzle

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Tony Fisher's U-Void Puzzle

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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's 3 new Holey Megaminx transformations
PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 4:09 pm 
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Very intetrsting designs. In fact I was just thinking: from the angles it looks like you may be able to extend this geometry round into some kind of symmetrical 12-sided form, a bit like a dodecahedron. However it would have a hole in each face, so wouldn't work out exactly right, unless you can think of a way to plug these? :D

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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's 3 new Holey Megaminx transformations
PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 4:12 pm 
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Awesome! The Siamese Void Pentagons look like the Hungarian Rings for me.


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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's 3 new Holey Megaminx transformations
PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 4:16 pm 
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Wow! Those are really cool!


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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's 3 new Holey Megaminx transformations
PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 4:22 pm 
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Very cool! I like the second one most:)

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 Post subject: Re: Tony Fisher's 3 new Holey Megaminx transformations
PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 4:41 pm 
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I have two of these sitting unfinished in my garage.

I like how you rounded off the unstickered areas, good idea.

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