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Starminx II
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The first edge turning dodecahedron.

One day before christmas 2009 Andrew Cormier presented this awesome creation. It is not only the first edge turning dodecahedron but also the first puzzle with this axis system no matter which shape. Even more fascinating: This puzzle allows two types of jumbling turns.
This puzzle was named Starminx II since at first glance it looks like the Starminx but the cuts are set differently.
To make this full-printed puzzle stable enough it was made big.

The puzzle has 115478349669128528796204353804526148551853632246435560290014175082600930314418567041814536012091168391168000000000000000000000000000000000 = 115.5*10^135 permutations if all pieces are considered distinguishable and their orientations visible.
Compared with the number available if the puzzle can be disassembled and reassembled there are these restrictions:
-The orientation of the last pentagon is determined by the other 11.
-The edges allow only even permutations.
-The parity of pentagons and edges is always identical.
-The parity of pentagons and triangles is always identical.
Stickered as shown here the puzzle has 2652501073702403674691624146947463757622425695906500600389247532983493722966763523062108677734400000000000 = 2.65*10^105 permutations.

Edge length: 70 mm
Weight: 1130 grams



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


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