# Megaminx (3x3x3)

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.

i solved it

#### 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.

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

#### GoofyGoober69

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

#### MosoTheKing

Took me 15 mins lmao

#### Jordan

Took me 49 seconds to solve (not too hard)

#### Slowcuber

LES GOOOO I SOLVED IT!

#### Elijah

Out of all of them this and the mirror cube are the hardest also I have been using this website for so long and I love it this is the best Rubik’s cube website EVER😄

#### Kawin

I solved it under 20 minutes

#### The_Cuber

so easy. friend messed it up and i solved it in 3 min!

#### abel

Okay, this is so hard I cannot even solve 2 sides! ( Impossible for me )

#### Alp

I solve it under 1 hour (its so easy)

#### megaminx is best cube

next day this cube arrived to me and i SOLVE IT IN UNDER 1 HOUR

This is feeling like a 5x5 cube

#### Cubiks_Ruber

this is hard but i practice 4 days a week. THE HARDEST PUZZLE IN THIS WEBSITE

#### Decent Cuber

The megaminx is just a 3x3, but with extra steps.

#### James Roberts

I can’t solve it. LOL.😂😂😂

#### Arsh From Armenia

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crazy hard

#### Kevin

This simulator is awesome!