Pyraminx Crystal with Black Body
|Object||Mix up and put back to start|
|Difficulty||Level 10 - Mind Boggling|
|Types||Aleh Hladzilin, Meffert's Rotational Puzzles|
|Dimensions||8.5 cm x 8 cm x 9 cm / 3.4 in x 3.2 in x 3.6 in|
This is a rotational puzzle that comes from Meffert's Puzzles. If you like the Rubik's cube then you will love this 12 color rotational puzzle! It comes in a clear hexagon package.
Size 35mm for each of the 12 pentagon edges and 8cm diameter. The Pyraminx Crystal is a beautiful puzzle, actually two puzzles in one, hidden inside is a Megaminx with an outer layer creating the Pyraminx Crystal. We like to hereby express our sincere thanks to Aleh Hladzilin for his creativity and help in bringing the Pyraminx Chrystal into production.
One quick word of advise The Crystal is a puzzle for Advanced Puzzlers and needs to be handled with loving care especially during the breaking in period of around 1000 turns. Gently tap one of the 12 sides of the Crystal on a flat surface to fully align the pieces, (this can be done at anytime during puzzling) then holding half the puzzle gently in your left or right hand and then gently turn one slice with the other hand, never force a turn always gently reverse a turn slightly should it start to jam and then continue.
For all you speed-cubist out there, you can fine tune the Crystal with a 2mm or 3mm cross head screw- driver as each screw head is visible inside the center of the 10 triangles on each of the 12 faces no caps need to be removed. The more even the tension on each face the better the puzzle will turn.
The Pyraminx Crystal is made with a high quality black ABS plastic core. The purpose of this puzzle
is to scramble all 12 sides and then return it so that each side only has one color. This puzzle is
unique because it shares properties with both the Pyraminx and the Megaminx rotational puzzles,
thus providing an extra challenge. This puzzle should be handled with extra care, and should never
be force twisted. This Puzzle was designed by Aleh Hladzilin and is manufactured with Meffert’s
Rotational Puzzles. Uwe Meffert, born in Wernigerode, Germany, not only manufactures the puzzles,
but has designed many of his own puzzles as well.
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This puzzle is really quite squishy. But don't worry! After breaking in, it turns excellently. Lockups occasionally happen, but not very often. The worst case is when one edge catches on a corner, which will ram it straight into the position of another edge, catching every piece. This is rare, though. As for the good qualities, it's an excellent solve! Unlike Mefferts' other "Pyraminx" named puzzles (Skewb and Skewb Ultimate were originally named Pyraminx Cube and Pyraminx Ball), this one is actually related to the Pyraminx when you solve it. But it's much more difficult... think a strange mashup of Kilominx, Pyraminx and Starminx (face-turning version). Oh, and the mechanism is fascinating, but I don't recommend taking it apart if you don't know your way around a Megaminx. This puzzle is a great buy, but as with all Mefferts' german vinyl puzzles, the stickers can peel, fold and flake off in tiny bits if kept in anything other than a velvet-lined pouch. Fortunately, replacement stickers are available from Cubesmith.