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 Post subject: my collection in October 2013
PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 9:15 am 
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 Post subject: Re: my collection in October 2013
PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 11:16 am 
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This amazes me every time again.

For the two russian puzzles:
http://www.jaapsch.net/puzzles/hanoi.htm

Can you send me two images of Kep korong, the blue dog?
Back side of the packaging and back side of the puzzle?

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 Post subject: Re: my collection in October 2013
PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 5:10 pm 
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Wow! Not only many puzzles, but also very nice puzzles, very big puzzles, very rare puzzles .... :shock:

Next to Tony's new "pocket twisty series" the "27 Cube" monster looks small, but it isn't. Nice size comprison! :)

There are also some of my favourites on this picture, like the Daedalos or the Ternary Burr.

And I still remember when the Millenium came out, with it's 1000 moves to remove the first (/last) two pieces. Back then, we had a discussion with Donald and he raised the level nearly every day. This is the first non-wood version I have ever seen.

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 Post subject: Re: my collection in October 2013
PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 8:38 am 
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That Millenium puzzle intrigued me so I did some research. It was invented by Donald Osselaer who actually did a series of ever more complex burr puzzles using similar (sort of) pieces. They were as follows:

Name Total Moves (Sequence)
Natrium 22 (11.1.5.2.3)
Aluminum 27 (13.4.1.1.2)
Ferrum 36 (26.3.1.4.2)
Tantalum 100 (73.11.4.1.3.3.2.3)
Xenon 132 (54.49.8.2.4.6.7.2)
Fermium 230 (102.98.9.4.7.2.5.3)
Ultraburr 603 (214.190.75.52.20.20.14.8.3.4.3)
Choronzon 743 (347.320.29.9.19.3.3.5.2.3.3)
Millennium 1066 (521.479.12.4.3.7.7.9.8.7.6.3) Note that 521+479=1000

I have the Burrtools files for most of these. Claus, I notice that in the picture the Millenium puzzle is partly assembled. Did you do this or did you buy it like this? You could use Burrtools to help you put it together.

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 Post subject: Re: my collection in October 2013
PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 9:36 am 
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Gus, if you like to know more about the history of all these, please have a look into the following forum thread:

http://forum.johnrausch.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=1&t=000336

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 Post subject: Re: my collection in October 2013
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Great photo. I had no idea the 27 cube and Icosahedron were so big (I don't have the same need as Andreas to take notice of the weights and dimensions).

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 Post subject: Re: my collection in October 2013
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goetz wrote:
Gus, if you like to know more about the history of all these, please have a look into the following forum thread:
http://forum.johnrausch.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=1&t=000336
Thanks for the link, that is where I got the Burrtools files from. Donald was such a genius at designing these beasts. Do you still hear from him?

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 Post subject: Re: my collection in October 2013
PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 3:00 am 
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Thanks to all for the details explanations.

Gus, I printed this Millenium with 3d in ABS-plastic. The booklet behind shows the 1066 steps to solve the puzzle.
I need 10 hours for the first 600 moves. But I made a mistake near 420 and noticed this at 550.

Without this error I think for the whole solutions you'll need 12-14 hours.


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 Post subject: Re: my collection in October 2013
PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 4:49 pm 
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clauswe wrote:
Thanks to all for the details explanations.

Gus, I printed this Millenium with 3d in ABS-plastic. The booklet behind shows the 1066 steps to solve the puzzle.
I need 10 hours for the first 600 moves. But I made a mistake near 420 and noticed this at 550.

Without this error I think for the whole solutions you'll need 12-14 hours.


That is insane! I thought the Gordian's Knot was complicated. The Millenium makes it look like child's play.

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