Piet Hein and the Soma Cube

This Danish polymath had a formative influence on my brain: not the least because of his invention of a famous construction puzzle

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The original 1959 superelipse proposal by Piet Hein, and the roundabout in the city centre today.
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The Soma Cube

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This is an original drawing I submitted to puzzle magazines during my teenage days
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Two tall figures — the engineering paper I used at the time is coffee-stained and damaged
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Two more figures in their original form and pencil shading
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Chairs. These are two figures I submitted for publication
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The Robot, one of my favourite figures that actually got published
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Frederic Alois Friedel, born in 1945, science journalist, co-founder of ChessBase, studied Philosophy and Linguistics at the University of Hamburg and Oxford.

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