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 Post subject: Aleh's Minx II
PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 11:34 am 
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Hi,
I made this puzzle a while ago and only now I found the time to show it here. It has 14 sides, 10 colors, 6 turning sides. Two sides can turn only on 180 deg. 4 other sides - by 72 deg.

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 Post subject: Re: Aleh's Minx II
PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 11:59 am 
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Clever idea, beautiful puzzle. It looks hard to solve.

Which vinyl do you use for the stickers? They are very nice.


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 Post subject: Re: Aleh's Minx II
PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 12:21 pm 
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Wow.. very clean build, well done!!


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 Post subject: Re: Aleh's Minx II
PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 12:42 pm 
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I had the opportunity to see this build in person at our SF meetup in August. The build is so clean that you can't really tell the puzzle isn't mass produced. I was not able to find the glue / putty / cut lines that join and extend pieces.

It turns great too!

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 Post subject: Re: Aleh's Minx II
PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 12:50 pm 
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It 's been so long we didn't see a new stuff from Aleh. a 14 sides puzzle!? Brain-Shocking!


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 Post subject: Re: Aleh's Minx II
PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 12:57 pm 
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Dreiser wrote:

Which vinyl do you use for the stickers?


.010" thick lexan from Cubesmith.

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 Post subject: Re: Aleh's Minx II
PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 2:54 pm 
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Aleh's puzzles are all extremely high quality. Very clean, and also nice buttery turning. This one looks great too! I love the idea behind it.

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 Post subject: Re: Aleh's Minx II
PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:47 am 
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Has this shape a name you know?
What is its size?
What does it weigh?


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 Post subject: Re: Aleh's Minx II
PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 4:09 pm 
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Very interesting. Once again, fantastic work.

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 Post subject: Re: Aleh's Minx II
PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 5:56 pm 
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Andreas Nortmann wrote:
Has this shape a name you know?
What is its size?
What does it weigh?


Sorry, but I have no idea about a name of this shape. :roll:
Weight - 190gr
Lenght of edge - 30mm
Hight - 67mm.

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 Post subject: Re: Aleh's Minx II
PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:55 pm 
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I had a very confused look on my face for a couple seconds when I first looked at this
I like it!

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 Post subject: Re: Aleh's Minx II
PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 9:23 am 
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I think it could be called a truncated pentagonal bipyramid or a snub pentagonal bipyramid but it is hard to tell from the pictures. Beautiful and interesting in any case.

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 Post subject: Re: Aleh's Minx II
PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 11:30 pm 
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Now it on ebay (10 days auction) http://www.ebay.com/itm/280984976656?ss ... 1555.l2649

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