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 Post subject: Is my bermuda mercury cube built wrong?
PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 12:57 pm 
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or did they just change the design?

strange question i know.

I just received a batch of puzzles from HK now store, and one of them is the dayan bermuda cube, mercury version.

now in all the youtube video's i've seen of this, you turn the 'fisher' style side 45 degrees and then you can turn the sides that aren't blocked by the large triangle as below:

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for example in this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFledMYJ ... age#t=278s just the fisher layer is turned 45 degrees and the sides turn

mine cannot do this - for example in my photo above, i would have expected that the right edge should now be able to rotate - mine won't.

what i have to do is this:

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turn the side with the large bandaging triangle 45 degrees and now i can turn the right edge:

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now presumable this is because the 'centres' are actually on the corners - i pop a corner off and its actually a centre:

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So this is my question - is this put together wrong somehow, or did they change the design?

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 Post subject: Re: Is my bermuda mercury cube built wrong?
PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 1:02 pm 
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It's not faulty, Dayan changed the core to a fishered one quite quickly after the cubes were released.

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 Post subject: Re: Is my bermuda mercury cube built wrong?
PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 1:05 pm 
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ahh, ok. thanks :)

just seemed odd that it worked differently to all the ones i'd seen before. Thought i was going crazy to begin with when i couldn't turn pieces that i expected to be able to turn :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Is my bermuda mercury cube built wrong?
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Please can you reduce the size of your photos when posting. To see the whole of this thread I have to walk into the next room.

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 Post subject: Re: Is my bermuda mercury cube built wrong?
PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 2:53 pm 
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:shock:

Mr Fisher, great visual there :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Is my bermuda mercury cube built wrong?
PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 5:09 pm 
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Tony Fisher wrote:
Please can you reduce the size of your photos when posting. To see the whole of this thread I have to walk into the next room.


This actually made me laugh out loud Tony haha. Very funny.

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