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.



Comments 37

Nas

Nas

I can now solve it after some practice
Greyson Yamiolkoski

Greyson Yamiolkoski

I have all the cubes known as: The Rubix’s Cube, The Shengshou Pyramix, And the Megaminx!
Rubik's Cube 32,768

Rubik's Cube 32,768

Wow, this puzzle is so hard. I solve it by my mind and some algorithms of 3x3. So expert!
Timmy Catalano

Timmy Catalano

really nice!
haezer

haezer

solved, nice design
Boorugu anitha

Boorugu anitha

I want all Rubik’s cubes
jaret

jaret

I solved half of it like a 3x3 cube. But I cant solve the rest of it.
Pro-X Cubing

Pro-X Cubing

Definitely awesome! Only problem is, I don't know how to solve the last layer. But hey, that's on me. ;)
Jojo

Jojo

I Do Not Have A Megamix So This Helps Me So Much!!!!
H Perm

H Perm

Really good!!! I love Grubiks!!
Raiden

Raiden

:) I have one of my own at my house but I was watching tutorials and I used this and I solved it but I know how to solve this now! its cool and I recommend it to everyone! Good job
Speedcube

Speedcube

It looks harder than it is, my record is 2:37
Pro100 4elovek

Pro100 4elovek

This is difficult but interesting
Zachary Zander

Zachary Zander

Great puzzle! Just like a 3x3, but more advanced. I finally got a physical Megaminx for myself after using this online version.
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


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