Edison from Shatin School included some edited
versions of the diagram given in the hints to support his
The most is 41 blocks, as is the picture in hints. Every block
you try and add will change of of the faces. So the maximum
Then you can take away blocks, checking each face projection so its
On the far E, you can take away 4 on the top prong, 4 on the bottom
prong, and the 1 back block on the middle prong. The middle of the
S cannot be removed as it is needed for the S face. The on the
close E you can take 4 from the middle prong, and then the back
block on the top and bottom prong.
So we have removed $15$ blocks, and you cannot remove any more. So
the minimum total is $41-15=26$
Well done Edison, can anyone think of any
other interesting projections to aim for?