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A "puzzle" looking like a tree.
This puzzle is the follow-up of the Fractal Cube. After presenting it its creator Oskar van Deventer got some criticism that the fractal nature of Fractal Cube is not easily perceivable.
As the result Oskar designed this ... THING.
He describes it as a fourth order fractal, one order higher than Fractal Cube. All leaves and branches can be interchanged. He included a stem and a fractal conical root for his "amusement". When the root pieces are mixed with the branches and leaves, the tree shape is hardly recognizable anymore. The puzzle works reasonably well, but it is a bit floppy. The puzzle is very hollow, with 0.7 mm thick walls.
It can be argued if this creation is still a puzzle or a piece of modern art.
Edge length: 12.2 mm (one cubie)
Weight: 150 grams
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