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Puzzles by Maker > Rubik's & V-Cube - Cubes and more twisty puzzles


rubikstudio.jpgIn 1980, Ideal Toys considered renaming the Magic Cube 'The Gordian Knot'. Then somebody suggested 'Rubik's Cube' - and the rest is history!   Over 100 million Rubik's Cubes were sold in the period 1980-1982 and over 300 million to date.  Did you know that 'Rubik's Cube' is now an official part of the English language with an entry in the Oxford Dictionary?  It's place in our popular culture is so defined that we often just call any mechanical puzzle "those cube puzzles".

The original 3x3 Cube has 43,252,003,274,489,856,000 different possible configurations. One, and only one, of these possibilities presents the 'solved' Cube, having a single color on each of its 6 sides. If you allow one second for each turn, it would take you 1400 million million years to go through ALL the possible configurations. In comparison, the whole universe is only 14 thousand million years old.
To read more about the Rubik's Cube click this link to the entry in Wikipedia.

We've listed a few other Twisty type puzzles here.  Although they are not made under the Rubik's brand they are definitely part of the same group of puzzles.

Photos:  Brian Young (alias Mr Puzzle) and his friend Frans de Vreugd outside Rubik Studio on a visit to Budapest, Hungary a few years ago.

So you think you can do the cube?  This takes it to another level.  Solve the cube while juggling it and 2 other juggling balls http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/02/28/173191139/whoa-stanford-student-solves-rubiks-cube-while-juggling 

A story that appeared some time ago on Australian ABC TV's Collectors Program: The Rubik's Cube. Watch here.




V Cube 2x2 amazing smooth action cube puzzle V Cube 2x2 amazing smooth action cube puzzle


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V-CUBE 2™ is the smallest version of the V-CUBE™ family!
V-CUBE 2™ is a multicoloured, two-layered cube with exceptional quality and incredibly smooth rotation. This is the new exciting pillowed (sometimes called the curved) version of the vcube with either a white or black background cube colour. It is a product of exceptional quality and the patented V-CUBE™ mechanism gives it incredibly smooth rotation.
Packaged in a groovy asymmetric balancing pack with a detailed printed instructions.
 
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Prepare to be absolutely amazed by the smoothness and sturdiness of this cube!  Vcube is the 21st century cube.
This is the original patented V-CUBE 5™ made in Greece not a Magic Cube cheap copy.  It's a multicoloured, five-layered cube with exceptional quality and incredibly smooth rotation.  Available with either black or white background cube color.
Packaged in a groovy asymmetric balancing pack with a detailed printed instructions.
 
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Prepare to be absolutely amazed by the smoothness and sturdiness of this cube! 
This is the original patented V-CUBE 5™ made in Greece not a Magic Cube cheap copy.  It's a multicoloured, five-layered cube with exceptional quality and incredibly smooth rotation.
 
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Prepare to be absolutely amazed by the smoothness and sturdiness of this cube!
V-CUBE 7™ is a multicoloured, seven-layered cube with exceptional quality and incredibly smooth rotation.  Available with either black or white background cube color.  The sides have a nice pillowed shape that feels great under the fingers.   This is the original patented V-CUBE 7™ made in Greece not a cheap Magic Cube copy.
 
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The puzzle is to return the cube to its original state... every side finally having one solid color.  With "43 Quintillion" possible moves and only "ONE" solution... nearly one in every five people in the world has twisted, jumbled and enjoyed this immensely popular puzzle.

There is no Solution booklet in this Hexagonal packaging however at time we do have some Secondhand copies of various original Solution Booklets for sale on our "Collectible Puzzles" page.  Click here to see current stocks.
You can also view the latest techniques to solve the cube at the Official Rubiks website
http://www.youcandothecube.com/secret-unlocked/solution-stage-one.aspx

LATEST NEWS! July 2010.  Researches have found that the Rubik's Cube can be solved in 20 moves or less from any mixed up state.  Don't believe it's possible?  I'ts true.  Morley Davidson, John Dethridge, Herbert Kociemba, and Tomas Rokicki did some serious number crunching with the aid of Google's computers and proved it.   Read more here....
Watch a recent ABC documentary about "God's Number" 20 http://www.abc.net.au/catalyst/stories/3233961.htm

 
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The puzzle is to return the cube to its original state... every side should make a completed Australian Animal.  Australian animals featured are Kangaroo, Koala, Kookaburra, Wombat, Platypus and Echidna. Great Aussie gift. 

 
Rubik's Cube 2x2 Dot Painting Rubik's Cube 2x2 Dot Painting


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The puzzle is to return the cube to its original state... every side should make a completed aboriginal dot painting by artist Deborah Coertse.  While not having as many different combinations as it's big brother the 3x3 cube, the 2x2 cube could prove to be just as perplexing.

 
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3x3 original Rubik's Cube designed by Kit Grover in 2006 for Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York).

This New York themed Rubik's Cube features a line drawing of midtown Manhattan with MoMA in its center. Designed by London Artist, Kit Grover, to celebrate the special relationship the museum shares with the city as a cultural landmark and a destination for tourists throughout the world. You'll be occupied for hours with this authentic Rubik's cube.

Cube is in it's original package as it was sold by MoMA.

Size: 60mm x 60mm

 
Stainless Steel Cube twisty puzzle Stainless Steel Cube twisty puzzle


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The puzzle is to return the 3 x 3 cube to its original state... every side finally having a solid pattern.

This very classy makeover of the Rubik's Cube puzzle gives the icon of the 1980's a modern look with it's stainless steel fabrication.   Each side uses stylised etched patterns to represent the six differently coloured sides.  It is well made so that it turns very smoothly and is presented on a highly polished stainless steel cube stand for display.  The rubik cube itself is the same size as the original Rubik's Cube.

 
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This funky clock is styled after the puzzle that's frustrated us all since the 80's, the Rubik's Cube.  You won't be confused and frustrated by this puzzle;  in fact it might just be the easiest puzzle you ever have to do.  All you have to do is set the time and that's as easy as it gets!  Just three buttons;  Set, Up & Down and it's done.   Rotate the top just like the Rubiks Cube and you'll change the display between Time, Temperature, Date and Alarm functions.

This funky retro 80's Cube Clock will look good on any desk at work, brighten up your kids room, and is an absolute must for any twisty puzzle collector or Rubik's cube puzzle lover!
Clock runs on 1 AA Battery. Included in package.

 

 
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Rubik's Solution Books



With "43 Quintillion" possible moves and only ONE solution... Yep! you're going to need the book to solve the Rubik's Cube.
And there's a book to solve the Rubik's Magic as well.

Choose from the used books we have in stock:

1. You Can Do - You Can Do The Cube by Patrick Bossert (1981)
2. Mastering - Mastering Rubik's Cube by Don Taylor (1980) 
3. Cube - Cube by John and Lyn St Clair-Thomas and Steve Shackel  (1981)
4. Games - Cube Games by Don Taylor and Leanne Rylands (1981)
5. Simple Solution - The Simple Solution to Rubik's Cube by James G. Nourse (June 1981)
6. Magic - Making Rubik's Magic by Albie Fiore (1986)

Condition:  All books are in "as is" condition.  Used, slightly faded covers, worn around edges of cover, no ripped pages.

We sell the genuine Rubik's cube as well. Click here.

 
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The iball 3 might turn out to be the 21st equivalent of the Rubik Cube.  No twisting and rotating.  Its an electronic brainteaser.  Definitely requires good memory, and good reflexes too, to master hitting the buttons in the correct order.  Very good brain training!
Set all six buttons to the same colour.  Each button can light up in one of three colours.  Easy?  Certainly not if you want to advance to the next level. You'll need to do it in under 20 seconds. 

 
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The puzzle is to return the cube to its original state... every side finally having one solid color.  The Rubik's 4x4 cube (otherwise known as Rubiks Revenge) was released more than 20 years ago and remains one of the classic Rubik's must have puzzles. 

 

 


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