Megaminx (3x3x3)

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The Megaminx, is a dodecahedron-shaped twisty puzzle, it has 12 center pieces (around which the faces can turn), 20 corner pieces and 30 edge pieces. It was invented in 1982 by a few people independently but was first created by Dr. Cristoph Bandelow and soon after by the famous Uwe Mèffert who gave it it's current name. Other names for this puzzle are The Magic Dodecahedron and The Hungarian Supernova.

There are many similarities between the Megaminx (3x3x3) and the original Rubik's Cube. Both are face-turning puzzles that have fixed centers and a single edge piece between any two adjacent corners. It is quite surprizing at first glace, but the similarity between the puzzles also comes in to play when solving the Megaminx - the solution is almost identical to the Rubik's Cube's solution and many of the Rubik's Cube solving algorithms can be used on the Megaminx.

The difference between the two however is very obvious, while the Rubik's Cube is a cube (with 6 sqare faces) the Megaminx is a dodecahedron (with 12 pentagon faces). This creates a lot more moving parts - 50 in the Megaminx compared to 20 in the Rubik's Cube, therefore the number of possible combinations is also much greater - 1.01x1068 (around 101 unvigintillion) which is a number most of us had never heard of before.

The Megaminx series is one of the most famous series in the cubing world. The puzzle has many variations and modifications, along with higher-order versions such as the Gigaminx (5x5x5) and the Teraminx (7x7x7).

The Megaminx is an official WCA puzzle and the official record for fastest solve is 24.44 seconds set by Leandro Martín López (Argentina) at Di Tella Open v2 2023.



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Valentine9years

Valentine9years

It's so hardest...
the addict to cubes

the addict to cubes

its a nice app. Wish i found out about it earlier.
Avi

Avi

Almost done
xXElCuberoXx

xXElCuberoXx

Very easy, 39 seconds. It's literally a 3x3 only with stars instead of crosses. You only need to use the algorithms of the normal 3x3.
frosty

frosty

Think of it like a 3x3. use the basic method for the final layer and swap the last two steps
Cuber

Cuber

Hardest cube
gabo98

gabo98

It wasn't easy but I solved it =)
PixelyPop

PixelyPop

I have one of these in real life and I can not solve it.
cubero..2

cubero..2

How do I solve this? Hehe
the cuber

the cuber

the megaminx is relly hard to solve
rubiks fan

rubiks fan

i already do the purple side but its really hard to solve the megaminx
Tate Adrian Davis

Tate Adrian Davis

Omg..hard.
Ivis Palma

Ivis Palma

I have a megaminx 3×3 irl
Rian pro

Rian pro

i solved it
SLSCSCL

SLSCSCL

I have the megaminx 2x2 at home. I solved it on my first try, and I'm trying this one out. It is a very easy puzzle now that I know how to solve the rubik's cube. Using my knowledge of the two, I can solve the 3x3.
Blass_Vader

Blass_Vader

this is hard!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
GoofyGoober69

GoofyGoober69

I solved the mini piraiminx in 5 moves! :D dis is so cool!
MosoTheKing

MosoTheKing

Took me 15 mins lmao
Jordan

Jordan

Took me 49 seconds to solve (not too hard)
Slowcuber

Slowcuber

LES GOOOO I SOLVED IT!


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