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V-Cube 5x5x5, 6x6x6, 7x7x7: Like Rubik’s Cubes on Crank

by Paul Strauss

I had enough problems trying to solve the original Rubik’s Cube. Heck, I was often tempted to just peel all the colored stickers off and place them on the proper sides of the cube whenever I got frustrated with the damned thing. So when I came across V-CUBES, I just about lost my mind.

V-CUBE cubic puzzles come in 5x5x5, 6x6x6 and an insane 7x7x7 configuration for the true puzzle masochist.

The mammoth 7x7x7 cube is made up of hundreds of individual pieces which rotate around an inner mechanism that was precisely engineered to turn quickly and smoothly (hence the slightly bulging appearance of the cube). If I’m doing my math right, the V-CUBE 7 offers up about 1.95 * (10^160) permutations, so that should keep you busy for just a little while.

Think that seems unsolveable? Check out this video clip of master puzzle solver Frank Morris cranking through the V-CUBE 7 in just under 7 minutes flat:

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And just in case that’s not complicated enough for you, the V-CUBE guys are working on future models all the way up to 11x11x11. O.M.G.W.T.F.R.U.B.I.K?

You can find all of these cubes over at the V-CUBES Online Shop. Prices range from about $35 to $70 USD.

[photos via Flickr and speedcubing]

Comments (21):

  1. CoolProducts says:

    This just blew my mind.. Incredible.

  2. Gary says:

    where can i get a piece to my 7X7 v-cube white?

  3. I says:

    W.T.F. wow i cant even an normal cube (3×3×3)

  4. daniel says:

    I recently learned to solve the 3x3x3 rubik cube and I was happy, but now…

  5. gani says:

    in 30 minutes I can solve my 3x3x3,4x4x4 and 5x5x5 and I will be happy if I can solve the 7x7x7 in one hour, its amazing…

  6. shanono says:

    WHERE CAN I GET ONEEEE????????????????????????

  7. junyang says:

    sumbody got a website to solve v-cube 7 ?

  8. Dalk says:

    Are you kidding? The 5x5x5 and the mengaminx bore me at this point, at risk of sounding concieted. Getting this.

  9. Adam says:

    I can solve the 7×7 in under 10 minutes.

  10. adrianus c says:

    where can i buy rubiks 7x7x7?

  11. JohnF says:

    Nothing above the 5x5x5 adds any new challenge. Once you can solve corners (from the 2x2x2), edge centres (from the 3x3x3), other edge pieces (from the 4x4x4) and face pieces (4x4x4, 5x5x5) you can solve an arbitrarily large cube.
    Around 25 years ago I wrote an animated solver (on an Apollo workstation) that would solve anything from a 2x2x2 to a 15x15x15 (if you had the patience to sit there and watch it). It was a great attention-grabber at trade shows.

    • Jonathan Pfeffer says:

      i figured this was the case with larger cubes. I just solved the 6x6x6 using what i knew about the 3, 4, and 5. so i can use these same algorithims for the bigger cubes one im able to afford them right. No new algorithims required. Is that really it. i guess i can solve them all. Thanx.

  12. ??????? says:

    OMG!!!! Rubik’s cubes are SO easy! Iv’e solved up to the 5×5, next i need the 6×6 rubix cube.

  13. son of a bi...... says:

    damn good i can only solve 2 sides of a regular cube

  14. cthuyvy says:

    I want a rubik 6*6*6 but I’m in Vietnam. How can I get it? response soon

  15. Keith_somera30 says:

    i want ah 7x7x7 cube but im in Philippines. How can I get it?

  16. Logan says:

    I taught myself to solve the 2×2, 4×4, 5×5, 6×6 and 7×7, but recently I lost a piece to my 7×7. Now I’m sad :C

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