# Gigaminx (5x5x5)

The Gigaminx (5x5x5), is one of the Megaminx's higher-order variations. Similarly to the Megaminx, it is a face-turning dodecahedron-shaped twisty puzzle. The difference is the amount of "layers" each face has (2 instead of 1 in the Megaminx) resulting in no less than 132 center pieces, 20 corner pieces, and 90 edge pieces. It was invented by Tyler Fox in 2006 however mass production of this puzzle only started in 2009.

Solving the Gigaminx is quite similar to solving the Professor's Cube (5x5x5) only a bit more tedious and repetetive. The good news are tough, this puzzle has absolutly no "parity cases" (the Professor's Cube has one edge parity case). One recomended method for solving it is the famous "reduction" method. First solve the pentagon center of each of the faces, then group the edges together and finally solve like a regular Megaminx.

The Gigaminx is not an official WCA puzzle however the unofficial record for fastest solve is 6:35.01 minutes set by Sam Myung of the United States.

#### Sus nerd

Nice upgrade from the megaminx. This simulator tho is amazing and I think more cubers should know this simulators. Thanks to the creators of this simulator tho cuz I find it really helpful with cubing. I definitely recommend this. Bye Bye!! đź‘Ť

#### HIM

Bro, this is sick!!!

#### Just Another Cuber

This was really hard and took me 2 days to solve.

bro This is sick

#### lotus

it took me 5 hours and 30 mins

#### TaTheLegend

I solved it without the help of tutorials in 35 minutesâ€”great online sim and super fun cube.

#### Cuber1yes

I solved it after 3 hours!! Lets goooo!! Finding the pieces were so hard though

#### Harwby

This is pretty sick

#### alexis the cube girl

i love rubix cubes . i do competitions and i am a master at it. iam on level 100 about to be on level 101.

#### thecuberdude

i solved it in 3 hours

#### Louie

Very nice and easy i liked it and it was awesome

#### MelonGuy44

awesome cube! Makes a change from the megaminx!

#### Hayden

Took me 3 hours to solve with a tutorial. Plus I can't solve a 5x5.

#### Luke

Pretty easy if you know how to do a 5x5 and a megaminx the edges were kinda weird and took a sec to figure out

#### Someone

i know how to solve a megaminx and a 5x5, and I'm planning on attempting to solve this like a hybrid of the 2. i hope this works

so hard

#### Just another rando Cuber

Why is this even a real thing?!? ITS HUGE! I can solve a cube in 8 seconds but THAT?!? no way Iâ€™m touching one of those. Geez it is BIG, REALLY BIG

#### Obi-Wan Kenobi

Not even master Yoda was able to solve this. How embarassing.

#### jmma

It took me 5 hours but I did it

#### Mark

It's kinda hard to solve