Magic Dodecahedron twisty puzzle

Reviews (0)

AUD $10.91USD $

The Magic Dodecahedron Megaminx has 12 faces and a total of 50 moveable pieces to turn to solve the puzzle. Compare that to the standard 3x3x3 cube which has only 20!

Availability In stock

Description

This twisty puzzle is shaped like a uniform dodecahedron; a regular twelve-sided solid shape with flat surfaces.  

There are 50 moveable pieces to turn to solve the puzzle.  This compares with the 3x3x3 Rubik’s Cube which has just 20 movable pieces, so you can see this one’s going to be a lot harder to solve.  Just like the standard 3x3x3 cube the centre pieces do not move; that’s at least some consolation, isn’t it?

Over the years there have been many puzzles with this general shape and design with names like Megaminx, Hungarian Supernova and Magic Dodecahedron.   In early 1981 the German mathematician Dr. Christoph Bandelow (1939—2011) filed a patent for this puzzle. Others did too, including Uwe Merffet for the original Megaminx design by Kersten Meier and Udo Krell although Bandelow is considered the earliest.

The purpose of the puzzle is to scramble the colors and then restore it to its original state of having one solid colour on each of the 12 faces.

You can also create a lot of extra fun by making patterns like creating a star shape on each face, or a two colour combination checker pattern on each side, or just make up your own uniform patterns.  Then challenge your friends to make them too.

The puzzle is manufactured by Chengye and so is a budget version of this puzzle but it is pre-lubed and really turns well.  Of course, there are a lot of pieces to this puzzle so you do have to pay attention to make sure it’s all lined up really well before turning.

Colours: Black Background with vinyl stickers in Dark Blue, Dark Green, Pink, Antique White, Grey, Red, Purple, Yellow, White, Brown, Light Blue and Light Green
Size: 70mm x 70mm x 70mm (each face has 40mm long sides)
Package: Clear plastic blister pack.
No solution enclosed.

Note: Thank you very much to the Twisty Puzzle Forum Museum website  for information about so many different types of rotation puzzles. This is an amazing resource to help us trace the evolution of so many cube designs and acknowledge designers who’ve invented new puzzles.

Additional information

Weight 0.195 kg
Dimensions 9 × 17 × 12 cm
Designer

Manufacturer

Difficulty Level

Share your thoughts!

Let us know what you think...

What others are saying

There are no contributions yet.

×

Login

Register

Your personal data will be used to support your experience throughout this website, to manage access to your account, and for other purposes described in our privacy policy.

Continue as a Guest

Don't have an account? Sign Up