Taking the 3x3x3 cube to a whole new level by adding two more layers this 5x5x5 cube ups the challenge to a whole new level. But don’t be frightened; knowing how to solve the standard 3x3x3 cube will help you a lot when solving this one. There’s a lot of cubes in each row so before you start madly turning make sure you line up the rows well. There’s no need for excessive force and it won’t help you to solve the puzzle at all.
We also stock the original V-CUBE™ version of the 5x5x5 cube which was originally developed more for speedcubing rather than regular puzzle solving. That product is made with exceptional quality and the patented V-CUBE™ mechanism give it incredibly smooth rotation. Although that does make it more expensive.
This is a budget version but it still turns reasonably well. Great for new puzzlers wanting to get started with something really, really hard!
The 5x5x5 cube was originally invented in 1986 by Udo Krell of Germany and he originally called it Rubik’s Wahn (Illusion) which was later changed to what we know today as Professor Cube but many other different versions have been produced since.
Colours: Black Background with vinyl stickers in classic Red, Blue, White, Green, flouro Yellow & flouro Orange sides.
Size: 63mm x 63mm x 63mm
Package: Clear square plastic box with replaceable lid.
No solution enclosed.
At one time you could even buy a kit to make your own cube. This is one I have in my own collection. Can you imagine trying to put this together, let alone solving it?
Note: A lot of the information I’ve found about the history of the Rubik’s Cube is from a fascinating book called “The Cube. The Ultimate Guide to the World’s Bestselling Puzzle” by Jerry Slocum published in 2009. Thank you Jerry and the others that contributed, including Enro Rubik himself who wrote the introduction to the book, for documenting the real facts about this puzzle.