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For Christmas last year, me little brother gave me a 5x5x5 Rubik's cube.

Well it's been lying around untouched, because I didn't dare ruin it in case it never went back together again.

But there was a 3x3x3 cube at work yesterday which inspired me to bring in the 5x5x5 to show everyone.

Doesn't it look cool?
Rubik's Cube 5x5x5

So the first thing to do is make pretty patterns..
Rubik's Cube 5x5x5

Rubik's Cube 5x5x5

And then I took the plunge and messed it up!
Rubik's Cube 5x5x5

Now, there are instructions on the web for solving the 5x5x5 cube. However the only one with actually followable instructions seems to be Alchemist Matt's. So I got up to step 5, and got to the point at 5c where you just need to swap out two of the cross pieces.

And found the instructions to be wrong :(

Of course it's possible that I'm doing it wrong, but I've done it five times and get the same result each time - the pieces are swapped, but the next one to the right is wrong, and the one around on the next face is wrong in the top position.

Extraordinarily frustrating!!

So this is where I'm having to leave it, after spending most of the evening on it... oops...

Rubik's Cube 5x5x5

UPDATE: finally figured out what I was doing wrong! So I have the middles done now :)


gunzel412 said:



July 17, 2008 1:13 AM


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