This is a Megaminx sticker mod, made accessible to just about everyone with a kit from Olivér's shop
. He is offering a 30 colour Megaminx sticker set, called the "30 Color Cutted Megaminx
". I used this set to transform an inexpensive ShengShou Megaminx, purchased from the HKNowStore, into a unique new puzzle. Here it is next to a DaYan Megaminx:
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The sticker set contains 30 different colours (actually I received 31, plus black and white). Each Megaminx face colour is precision cut five ways to form triangular face sections. Since 60 triangles are required to sticker a puzzle and the set contains at least 150 triangles, there are actually enough stickers to make TWO complete puzzles, plus quite a few spares. According to Olivér, the stickers fit most Megaminx except DaYan. They fit the ShengShou perfectly.
It is NOT necessary to use two of the same colours over an edge, that is just the style that I used. The pictures on Olivér's website are for the Ultimate Megaminx, which has 20 colours. The consistency of the cuts is excellent and this makes it easy to get a perfect match between adjacent sections. I found it helpful to draw pencil lines on the faces to guide placement of the first stickers.
Since this was my first attempt at this type of mod, I started with paper cutouts:
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After a few tries, I selected a colour scheme that I liked:
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