The Rubik's Mini Cube (aka the Pocket Cube) is a simpler version of the original Rubik's Cube. It is constructed simply from the 8 corner pieces of the Rubik's Cube while omitting the edge and center pieces, thus having a 2x2x2 layout instead of the familiar 3x3x3 of its older sibling.

This puzzle was actually invented 4 years before the Rubik's cube, in 1970, by Larry D. Nichols. He called it the "Twist Cube" and used magents for its mechanism. Following the success of the Rubik's Cube (3x3x3), the Rubik's Brand (currently owned by Canadian toy corporation Spin Master) patented their own design of this puzzle in 1983 and has been selling it ever since.

Due to its simpler layout and fewer moving parts, the number of possible permutations is relatively low - only 3,674,160. Solving the Rubik's Mini Cube is equivalent to solving only the corners of the original Rubik's Cube.

The Rubik's Mini Cube is an official WCA puzzle, and the current world record for solving it is 0.43 seconds. It was set by Teodor Zajder at the Warsaw Cube Masters 2023.

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kaisan

cool 3d model

so easy

did this in a minute bc I messed up my alg at the end but my irl best is 5.99 and I'm 11

aiden

this is fun and kinda hard at the same time

Inna

easy!!! It took me 3 sec, I can solve 6x6x6, then 7x7x7, now I'm working on 8x8x8!

michael

this is hard

CuboidPixels

Great site! Virtual cubes and solvers. Really helpful for beginners.

francp

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Werewolf Girl 3260

SO EASYYYYYYYYYYY

Samantha

Wow. eAsIeSt ThInG ive ever dne

Dominic

This is nice

Ahmad

i sovled it in one minite it was easy cause i can slove it in real life in like 20 secs

Kennedy Brown

This is so hard that I use the solver

JOEL

I got a average of 3 seconds

this is hard

this is kinda ez but at the same time hard

AnayPatel

Easy and fun! I can solve 3x3x3, then 4x4x4, then 5x5x5, but I'm working on the 6x6x6

emelia

This is so much fun ๐๐ฎ๐๐๐๐and hard ๐ ๐ ๐ ๐ i wish i was better i am only 8 years old

NeverSolvedAcubeB4

Lol, the robot solve it in four moves and I didn't even get ONE side done.๐ญ๐๐คฃ

## kaisan

cool 3d model## so easy

did this in a minute bc I messed up my alg at the end but my irl best is 5.99 and I'm 11## aiden

this is fun and kinda hard at the same time## Inna

easy!!! It took me 3 sec, I can solve 6x6x6, then 7x7x7, now I'm working on 8x8x8!## michael

this is hard## CuboidPixels

Great site! Virtual cubes and solvers. Really helpful for beginners.## francp

LOL that was soy EZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ## Werewolf Girl 3260

SO EASYYYYYYYYYYY## Samantha

Wow. eAsIeSt ThInG ive ever dne## Dominic

This is nice## Ahmad

i sovled it in one minite it was easy cause i can slove it in real life in like 20 secs## Kennedy Brown

This is so hard that I use the solver## JOEL

I got a average of 3 seconds## this is hard

this is kinda ez but at the same time hard## AnayPatel

Easy and fun! I can solve 3x3x3, then 4x4x4, then 5x5x5, but I'm working on the 6x6x6## emelia

This is so much fun ๐๐ฎ๐๐๐๐and hard ๐ ๐ ๐ ๐ i wish i was better i am only 8 years old## NeverSolvedAcubeB4

Lol, the robot solve it in four moves and I didn't even get ONE side done.๐ญ๐๐คฃ## zayden

you guys i did it in 30## e-z cube

took me 4 tries lol## Wow!

I sovlved it by doing R U R' U' 6 times## Write a comment!