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Mosaic Block

Mosaic Block 3d printed Gift Guide Puzzles Turning corners, three edges together
Turning corners, three edges together
Mosaic Block 3d printed Gift Guide Puzzles Turning corners, three edges together
Mosaic Block 3d printed Gift Guide Puzzles Turning corners, three edges together
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About this Product

Mosaic Block is a twisty puzzle with a novel geometry, discovered by Anthony Villaveiran. Unlike classical twisty puzzles, here the axes do not go through the same point. As a consequence, some pieces can shift position after some turns. Several people have contributed to the design of this puzzle in a discussion on the Twisty Puzzles Forum. Read the full story below.

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Please contact Oskar directly if you are interested in obtaining a fully colored, stickered and assembled sample of this puzzle.

=== The story behind this puzzle ===

Anthony Villaveiran proposed an original idea that he called a Compy/Dino Cubiod at the Twisty Puzzles Forum. He proposed several versions of what were later called a G1x2x2 by varying the planar cut depth, and even using spherical cuts. However, he didn't have a mechanism for this puzzle and offered this invitation.. "if some one else would like to take a swing at this please feel free". At that point Carl Hoff jumped in.  He pointed out this puzzle could be made with Mosaic Cut styling. He also proposed a potential mechanism for this puzzle, proving that this puzzle does not need fudging. If we call Anthony's original design an order=2 puzzle, as two edges in all directions rotate with each corner, it was Carl that realized these same pieces could be used to make a "G1x1x2". Now having exploited all possible order=2 puzzles with this technique it was Landon Kryger who first made the jump order=3 puzzles with his sketch of the G1x2x3.  Carl then generalized his mech for this order=3 puzzle as shown here and here

Following the ideas by Anthony, Carl and Landon, Oskar van Deventer designed this Mosaic Block, a Mosaic Cube-styled G1x2x3.

=== End of story - for now ===

Please contact Oskar directly if you are interested in obtaining a fully colored, stickered and assembled sample of this puzzle.

Dimensions

IN: 7.538 w x 4.073 d x 2.212 h
CM: 19.146 w x 10.346 d x 5.618 h
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