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I may make a special edition "Storm Trooper White" in the future...

*starting to count my pennies*


lol, i've been counting for a while :D

but if you are naming after starwars, can't you be sued? stupid copy write laws... altho i seriously doubt anyone on Twisty would sue the maker of such an awesome puzzle.

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Are you going to be selling more than a couple of these? I'd really like one, but I don't think I'll be willing to pay >$300 for it, even though it is an extremely cool puzzle.

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The black looks excellent. It doesn't show the gaps like the tan does.

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Personally I prefer the white version.
Maybe it reminds me to my first - also white - pyramid.
The diagonal cuts...

I hope, that they can be produced in efficiently in a larger amount for all of us by 'rapid prototyping'. I hope, 3D-printers will get cheaper in future - that could become interesting (also) for me :idea:

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so are there any words on the price yet? are those cubes really expensive to make?

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I hope, that they can be produced in efficiently in a larger amount for all of us by 'rapid prototyping'. I hope, 3D-printers will get cheaper in future - that could become interesting (also) for me


I would never want to buy a puzzle thats mass produced that way. RP is just that...rapid prototyping. Its a quick cheap way to build test parts. Using a master piece that had been prototyped, however, you can creat molds so that a stronger more durable plastic can be molded into the piece.

I too can't wait for 3d printers to be household items. Can you imaging the huge increase in new designs and puzzles? That would certainly be an exciting time.

I don't remember if I said this, but this is a really beautiful puzzle and I can't wait to own one myself.

I am curious though, what kinds of adjustments are you making for your second generation? You and others mentioned locking up. How are you going to avoid that in the future?

Good luck on producing this.

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It seems that everyone is arguing over the black or white one. In that case, I'll just take the tan one. :)

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I know I'm alone here, but... I prefer black. In fact, I prefer all my cube puzzles black, although for an interesting puzzle like this I won't complain if I get a tan one!

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I know I'm alone here, but... I prefer black. In fact, I prefer all my cube puzzles black, although for an interesting puzzle like this I won't complain if I get a tan one!


Not alone. I also really like the look of bright colored stickers on a black plastic puzzle.

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I like the black one better because the black makes the colors stand out
and on the tan the colors don't stand out as much.

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I like the tan one I have because this was like it was made first place by Puzzlemaster42


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I like the puzzle in general.

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xcool wrote:
I like the puzzle in general.


there, i think that solves all of our problems! if we are still arguing over colors, i would have to say black.. tan just looks weird, kindof like cardboard. if there was a white puzzle, however, i would probably get that.

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I just want one.

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Eh - I'm a little late with my post...)

Just when you think you've seen everything that could be done with puzzle (here:2x2x2) something new pops up. OK - I don't know the publications/patents of the past, maybe someone else thought about it before, but never realised it.

It's simply lovely.

I hope, you will produce more of it to sell them.

- Frank -

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I'm not sure, if I'm going to the German Cube Day, but definitely I'll participate the next Dutch Cube Day. I know, that I have some puzzles in my collection others want to see and touch at least once. If I know it before, I will carry some puzzles with me others want to try. Just contact me.
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I so want to buy the super x, helicopter and dino cubes. They look amazing. How did you make these? I will pay good money for all three of these on sale together.


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They will cost you good money to get all three together. :lol: An original dino cube just sold on ebay for $712. That is the highest I have ever seen a Dino Cube go for.

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Mr.Twisty wrote:
They will cost you good money to get all three together. :lol: An original dino cube just sold on ebay for $712. That is the highest I have ever seen a Dino Cube go for.

That's because it was a poopoo price :lol:


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:lol: :lol: :lol:

That gives a whole new meaning to that term. Very nice Georges

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so what does that term mean then?

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i guess it means that Mr.Poopoohead won that auction :)


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lol, i kindof thought so :D

thats why i stay away from ebay: always out bid by somebody with a crappy name!


ha ha ha ha ha ha ha lame pun...

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Any update on this puzzle?

Searching on the net i found the following, which might be an interesting appliction. I'm not sure how many unique arts there are in this puzzle but i'm guessing its on the low end. If so this might be an option, btw you say you use a regular rubik's spider which I think either finder or cube for you might be able to supply cheaper than having an injection mold made here.
http://www.protomold.com/Default.aspx


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Tom wrote:
Great work. Reminds me to the patent US4474377.
http://v3.espacenet.com/textdoc?DB=EPOD ... 474377&F=0


here is the claim from this patent...
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What is claimed as new is as follows.

1. A puzzle in the shape of a cube whose exterior surface is defined by twenty-four pieces, termed wedges, each including two exposed right isosceles triangular faces disposed at a right angle to each other to define a portion of an edge of the cube extending from a respective corner to the midpoint of said edge; means maintaining said wedges in an assembled array whereby they may be permuted by rotations of two types about seven axes each disposed on one side of eleven distinct planes, one type being the rotation of the group of six wedges lying on one side of any plane that contains an equilateral triangle defined by three vertices of the cube about a vertex axis by some integer multiple of 120 DEG, and the other type being the rotation of the group of twelve wedges lying on one side of any plane parallel to and midway between an opposite pair of faces of the cube about a face axis by some integer multiple of 90 DEG; the exposed faces of said wedges being colored in a pattern which may be scrambled and unscrambled by a series of such rotations.

Bold added


Does your puzzle actually have 11 axes? or is it really 7?

I'd love to see you get a quote at proto mold, because if it's reasonable I could easily see where you could "medium-produce" this puzzle. I'm curious how much of the price of the online quote is due to the size of the item they show, as opposed to the process.


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Coming soon...
SuperX 2.0!

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Super X 2.0 eh? I wonder what it's going to look like. Will the mech be the
same?

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