• When I was a kid, I remember looking at those that could solve the Rubik’s cube in awe. Then after learning the basic “algorithms” (or patterns) to solve it, I too joined the ranks of the “geniuses.” Eventually, I realized that everyone already has the “hardware” in their brains to “compute” the patterns. We, as a species, are actually good at pattern recognition thanks to our large occiptial lobe in the back of our heads. The history of the Rubik’s cube is quite interesting. I’ve recently found someone even designed a version of it out of LEGO! (See video below.)

    What made me think about these types of puzzles is my sons found my stash of Rubiks cubes of various shapes and sizes. They started to chew and toss them around the room. They are almost 13 months old, so I don’t expect them to appreciate “my toys” just yet. But they do seem attracted to the shapes and colors. This is the reason I bought them a bunch of Duplo™️ LEGO sets. They love those! Nevertheless, getting these puzzles back in my hands revived a bit of nostalgia. And, I found myself reviewing how rubik’s cubes have changed since I first saw them as a kid. I was not disappointed as I found significant advances in how they are constructed plus new shapes! I’m quite amazed they now use magnets instead of solid cores to hold these beauties together. Below are some videos I found of interest.

    I made a working LEGO RUBIKS CUBE!!

    PLEASE SUPPORT THIS: https://ideas.lego.com/projects/8dc04b37-6d3a-4593-95c2-604c5087e03e
    This is my second version of a working LEGO rubik’s cube / functional lego rubix cube. It works SO much better than the first one, so I would apprecaite if you could support this lego build / lego moc on lego ideas.

    Video (8:48 minutes)

    I Made the BEST-Turning LEGO Rubik’s Cube!

    I make a fully-functional 3x3 Rubik’s Cube out of nothing but official LEGO pieces! Using PuzzLEGO’s recent designs, the final result turns surprisingly well!

    Video (14:41 minutes)

    Top 10 Facts: Rubik’s Cube

    An in-depth look at some of the most fascinating stories and events around the Rubik’s Cube!
    SpeedCubeShop ► https://speedcubeshop.com
    Devil’s Algorithm: https://bruce.cubing.net/index.html
    God’s Number: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsWKrxAbopk

    2x2 Tutorial ► https://youtu.be/GANnG5a19kg
    3x3 Tutorial ► https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Ron6MN45LY
    4x4 Tutorial ► https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWOZHbDdOeo
    5x5 Tutorial ► https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1I-jJlVwB4

    Special Tutorials:
    3x3 One Handed ► https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUF3aPDTO-4
    3x3 Blindfolded ► https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZ41gWvltT8

    Advanced Tutorials:
    2x2 ► https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLI24ciRbl8BX6l1lmnY2wpWOpgRXRkE3w
    3x3 ► https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLI24ciRbl8BUHEeOBaLXY4GpaVXSULYp4
    4x4 ► https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLI24ciRbl8BXS--dBZmQJv1aYOGFzOXkP
    5x5+ ► https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLI24ciRbl8BW3ZW2TV3arVNgVWsHOM6Ox

    Video (12:07 minutes)

    The Search For God’s Number | Rubik’s Cube

    If God had a Rubik’s Cube, how many moves would he need to solve it at most? Can we just solve every scramble to figure it out, or is there more to the search?

    Video (20:47 minutes)

    MoYu FINALLY made the BEST Smart Cube!

    I received a mysterious package in the mail, which turned out to be the new MoYu WeiLong AI smart cube! The turning is unlike anything I’ve ever seen in another smart cube…
    Buy it here ($65): https://www.thecubicle.com/products/moyu-weilong-ai-3x3?p=HJMGVPebP
    …or the Gan 356i Carry ($37): https://www.thecubicle.com/products/gan-356-i-carry?p=HJMGVPebP

    Video (12:12 minutes)

    GAN 12 MAGLEV & LEAP UNBOXING + Mystery Puzzles

    Comment which puzzle looks most impossible to solve!! And watch to the end to see which puzzles get my top awards!
    🔥 Use code TINGMAN (or OLOR) for a discount off every order at Daily Puzzles!

    The AXIS CUBE, PUPPET CUBE and the TIME MACHINE CUBE, just to name a few… this is my craziest puzzle unboxing yet.

    Video (14:49 minutes)

    18 PUZZLE MASSIVE UNBOXING 😵 (Puppets + Time Machines!?)

    The GAN 12 M takes magnets to the next level. Long magnet = more magnet = better cube!
    SpeedCubeShop ► https://speedcubeshop.com

    Video (38:52 minutes)


    Fruit cubes, gear cubes, crazy skewbs and other twisty puzzles that I will probably never solve. Christmas came early this year!
    SpeedCubeShop ► https://speedcubeshop.com

    Video (27:06 minutes)

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