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 0.47 seconds. It was set by Guanbo Wang at the Northside Spring Saturday 2022.

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Joseph

I just solved the 2x2 Rubik's cube now. I already understood how to solve the 3x3, so I took it as a challenge. I therefore used my usual approach for solving the 3x3x3. I was able to solve it, even if it was difficult at first. At one point, I gave in to the temptation of looking up a solution tutorial, but I forced myself to resist the urge, telling myself that I would soon figure it out with the little experience I did have. This website is fantastic!

fery wow

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kaleb

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Namesin

That was really easy

Royalcube

I know how to solve 2 by 2 , Pyraminx cube and 3 by 3 cube. Now I am training mirror cube.

dont ask my name

i got a 2 move white side, then 2 already solved yellow pieces. also the last two pieces were already oriented so i just did the 3x3 corner solve alg (R' D' R D).

Grady

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goku

its easy just solve it like the corners of a 3x3

Flynt

so easy is in it! :)

NubeCube

Solved!

SewyRonaldo

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Ankliq

I can solve the 3×3 so this is too easy!!!!! Right?👍

Joseph

Easy 12 move solve

luke

I solved it in 5 seconds lol

MincraftCubed

lol for some reason I still struggled on a 2x2x2

slowestcybercuber

i know how to solve it. i solved it with 3x3x3 rubik's cube formulas.

## Joseph

I just solved the 2x2 Rubik's cube now. I already understood how to solve the 3x3, so I took it as a challenge. I therefore used my usual approach for solving the 3x3x3. I was able to solve it, even if it was difficult at first. At one point, I gave in to the temptation of looking up a solution tutorial, but I forced myself to resist the urge, telling myself that I would soon figure it out with the little experience I did have. This website is fantastic!## fery wow

this is very cool and very extraordinary## kaleb

dude this is cool## Namesin

That was really easy## Royalcube

I know how to solve 2 by 2 , Pyraminx cube and 3 by 3 cube. Now I am training mirror cube.## dont ask my name

i got a 2 move white side, then 2 already solved yellow pieces. also the last two pieces were already oriented so i just did the 3x3 corner solve alg (R' D' R D).## Grady

Grubiks has taught me how to solve rubiks cubes and now I know how to solve a 2x2 and a 3x3 GRUBIKS ROCKS## goku

its easy just solve it like the corners of a 3x3## Flynt

so easy is in it! :)## NubeCube

Solved!## SewyRonaldo

Best site ever even my mom learned how to solve a 3x3 lol!!!## Ankliq

I can solve the 3×3 so this is too easy!!!!! Right?👍## Joseph

Easy 12 move solve## luke

I solved it in 5 seconds lol## MincraftCubed

lol for some reason I still struggled on a 2x2x2## slowestcybercuber

i know how to solve it. i solved it with 3x3x3 rubik's cube formulas.## Tymon kolasinski TOTALLY

Bru its so ez im goin to a comp with it## MRcube

I solved it in 0.87 s## Beans

I tried doing a checkerboard on it but I failed## Swiper

Its harder than I thought it would be Lol## Write a comment!