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 Johnson Folly Above:Solved Click a thumbnail to see its larger version and description. A simple two colour pseudorhombicuboctahedron puzzle with 3x3x3 core and a misleading solve state. Inventor: Mark Lodge Mechanism: 3x3x3 Patents: Unknown Producer: Custom Year: 2021 Original Price: \$0.00 USD Current Price: No Data Many twisty puzzles are based on platonic and archimedean solids, but there are several other families of geometric solids worth exploring. One such family is the Johnson Solids; convex solids where each face is a regular polygon, faces do not need to be identical, but the vertices are not identical (unlike in archimedean solids).Deep at the heart of every standard 3x3x3 cube is a rhombicuboctahedron, where the faces are only squares or equilateral triangles (rather than including rectangles as in the Diamond Cube), and this is ideal as a simple twisty puzzle because the cuts fall on the edges.If one layer of the rhombicuboctahedron is rotated by 45 degrees it takes the shape of the pseudorhombicuboctahedron, Johnson solid 37 also known as the elongated square gyrobicupola. Taking a free-moving rhombicuboctahedron and applying a small turn to the right (1/8th R) layer results in a Johnson solid where that right turn has prevented movement of all adjacent layers. As the 3x3x3 edges and centres are the same square shape it can be confusing to work out that a simple reverse of that turn to the right (1/8th R') is needed to release the puzzle from it's 'solved' state. This confusion effect explains the puzzle's name: Johnson Folly.Edge length: 17 mmOverall width: 46 mm Links Contributors Thank you to the following people for their assistance in helping collect the information on this page: Mark Lodge. Collections This puzzle can be found in collections of these members:Markube: Mark's KubesFound a mistake or something missing? Edit it yourself or contact the moderator. join »login » Community Members: 5000 Most recent: EvanThePuzzler Members online: Nebagram, Georges and 0 hidden, as well as 7 guests and 0 web crawlers. Topics/posts: 35962/405043 Some recent posts: ***POLITICS IN PUZZLE COMMUNITY*** by Vadim 20 minutes ago. Re: Lanlan Andromeda Cube - Questions by Konrad an hour ago. Re: Puzzles that have been announced but not released by grigr 2 hours ago. Re: Representing jumbling puzzles in software by Leszek 3 hours ago. Beach Puzzles 4x4x5 Cuboid by chewbacca 3 hours ago. Thanks for spending your time with us Frank and Darren. You are missed.