Gigaminx (5x5x5)

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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.



Comments 28

bro

bro

bro This is sick
lotus

lotus

it took me 5 hours and 30 mins
TaTheLegend

TaTheLegend

I solved it without the help of tutorials in 35 minutes—great online sim and super fun cube.
Cuber1yes

Cuber1yes

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

Harwby

This is pretty sick
alexis the cube girl

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

thecuberdude

i solved it in 3 hours
Louie

Louie

Very nice and easy i liked it and it was awesome
MelonGuy44

MelonGuy44

awesome cube! Makes a change from the megaminx!
Hayden

Hayden

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

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

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
john wick

john wick

so hard
Just another rando Cuber

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 I’m touching one of those. Geez it is BIG, REALLY BIG
Obi-Wan Kenobi

Obi-Wan Kenobi

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

jmma

It took me 5 hours but I did it
Mark

Mark

It's kinda hard to solve
izaiah keepa davies

izaiah keepa davies

This simulator is amazing!
Julian

Julian

This is easier than Teraminx, but is hardest than Megaminx!
Lil’ Fox

Lil’ Fox

It’s A Tough Cube, 9/10 Difficulty.


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