We've heard a fair amount of news about Rubik's Cubes lately, but mostly focusing on speed records for how fast they can be solved, both by humans and robots. But what about other challenges and records involving the puzzle toy? There's 4x4 and 5x5 cubes already, increasing the difficulty of the original 3x3 by several notches. Instead, what would happen if a standard cube was simply made bigger… like, a LOT bigger?
That's exactly what Tony Fisher has done. The veteran puzzle maker has built a Rubik's Cube that measures 5 feet wide on each side and weighs around 220 pounds. Oh, and it's completely functional. As Fisher demonstrates in his video, it takes a lot more effort to solve a cube of this size, as rotating sections requires walking around the puzzle, not to mention lifting onto a different side.
Fisher says he only started building his giant Rubik's Cube in January, but has now completed it just several weeks later. In his video he talks about previous attempts at building large cubes. But with a volume that's roughly 20,000 times larger than a normal Rubik's Cube, he hopes this latest version will be recognized for a Guinness World Record.
With the amount of care and detail Fisher has put into his giant cube, one would hope he gets his wish. Plus, once it's recognized by Guinness, someone else can set a record for solving the largest Rubik's Cube in the shortest time.