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 27.22 seconds set by Juan Pablo Huanqui (Peru) at La Tienda Cubera Christmas 2019.



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Rubiks

Rubiks

please make a solver for the megamix, but other than that this is epic!
Rubik boi

Rubik boi

So far I’ve solved one side on this thing
Pro-X Cubing

Pro-X Cubing

I've never solved a Megaminx before, but I've solved a 3x3. And with those algorithms and some help, It is very easy to solve.
Rubik kocka

Rubik kocka

I don't know my record for this one :) XD
AlexHTheCubeBoy

AlexHTheCubeBoy

this is like solving a 3x3 but theres more sides
infinity labyrith

infinity labyrith

Looks easy, but it's hard
Becker

Becker

hard game!
Becker

Becker

This puzzle is hard
Tankerman

Tankerman

I'm having a hard time learning how to solve this cube. But it's really fun
drw

drw

love grubiks good puzzle make more!
oof

oof

this is actually awesome
Addy Gandar

Addy Gandar

Such a hard puzzle
yoyo

yoyo

I love this game and I solved it in 1:24 minutes
Jaquan

Jaquan

i like this game
Parker boucher

Parker boucher

I finally know how to solve this cube!!!
lukubes

lukubes

I like this Megaminx!
The Cuber

The Cuber

I can solve in 3 min
Jthecuber

Jthecuber

It is a very fun thing to play with!!
Hansen Winoto

Hansen Winoto

Study Everything, Be Stronger
MaungMic

MaungMic

OMG this megamix is so amazing!

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