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 Post subject: Megaminx ball
PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2001 10:06 am 
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Location: Dubuque, IA area
Check out this puzzle from Hendrik Haak's puzzle shop museum site:

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Looks like solving would be same as regular megaminx, but the coloration and shape are different though. I wonder if these are for sale anywhere or if it is a custom made thing.

Doug.


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 Post subject: Re: Megaminx ball
PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2001 11:50 am 
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I saw that picture and also became curious. It looks like it moves just the same as a regular megaminx, but the triangular pieces on the "ball" which correspond to the corner pieces on the megaminx could be twirled with no visible effect. So it would be easier to solve the "ball". (As long as the colours dont confuse you too much).
My Mefferts megaminx has stickers with visible grains in them. So you can solve the puzzle and then rotate centres if necessary so that the puzzle is in the exact same position as it was when you 1st laid eyes on it. I like puzzles like that better than ones which have many "correct" positions, eg like the dogic, big cubes...


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 Post subject: Untitled
PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2001 8:03 am 
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I forgot to mention that in this puzzle the orientation of the centre pieces is vital too...


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 Post subject: how much $$ and when
PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2001 8:03 am 
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How much money and when is he going to sell them?I want one really bad to add to my puzzle collection.


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 Post subject: Possible custom job
PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2001 7:51 am 
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Judging by the stickers, it might be a custom make (not even). Still that's no guarentee.


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 Post subject: Yes it is
PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2001 7:51 am 
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You were right Wayne. I contacted Hendrik and he said it was made by a friend of his, Jürgen Brandt in Germany. He made them out of an actual megaminx and there are only two in existence - Hendrik has one and Jürgen has the other. It is definitely not for sale.
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