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Tetrakis Hexahedron 3x3x3
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It is a twenty-four sided puzzle made from an original 3x3x3 Rubik's cube. Named "Icositetrahedron" by the inventor. Aka "Sharp Edges 5A155D2EAA168"

It is a twenty-four sided puzzle made from an original Rubik's cube.
Covered by 12 colours, that dividing the cube into 12 sections rhombic. The shape is a Tetrakis Hexahedron which is a catalan solid.

This puzzle is part of the series "Sharp Edges". All modifications of this series are made by truncating an 3x3x3 on its edges. These truncations are not symmetrically as in the octagon regularly. One dimension of the cut goes deeper than the other. The best example to view the cutting depths is "Idiots Windmill" which is in the museum too.
The technical signature (5A155D2EAA168) indicates where to cut the original cube.
Some members of this series are made solely by truncating. Others receive additional extensions to "delete" some of the remaining faces.

Images 3-5 show a later version from Andreas Nortmann with a different colour scheme.
Edge length (short): 29 mm
Edge length (long): 36 mm
Weight: 78 grams



Thank you to the following people for their assistance in helping collect the information on this page: Rafael Gulluni.


This puzzle can be found in collections of these members:

Andreas Nortmann: Andreas' collection

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