You all remember the Rubik’s cubes don’t you? Well to this day it remains the world’s fastest-selling toy. Well now there’s a new idea called Rubik’s 360, which hopes to recreate the success of Rubik’s cubes. I never managed to complete the Rubik’s cube and I tried for a very long time, so I’ve got no chance of ever completing one of these!
Well before I get into details about the Rubik 360, here are a few things you didn’t know about the Rubik’s cube.
So it was invented in 1974 by Erno Rubik but wasn’t exported from Hungary until 1980. There is only one solution to his puzzle but has over 43 quintillion wrong ways of solving this. If you’re unfamiliar with how much 43 quintillion is, it’s 43 with 18 zeros on the end.
The first world championship called speed cubing was held in Hungary in June 1982 and is still ongoing today with the champion being Eric Akkersdijk with an official time of 7.08 seconds.
Erno Rubik is back with a new invention, which features six balls trapped within three transparent plastic spheres. The idea is to get the coloured balls from an inner sphere into the same gaps on the outer sphere by shaking them through a middle sphere, which only has two holes. It’s similar to the cube because it is an easy to understand task that only has one possible solution but is hard to uncover.
Since 1980 Professor Rubik has released other toys and games but none have become as famous as the Cube, he thinks the Rubik 360 will be the next big toy!
The Rubik’s 360 will go on sale in August and it is expected to cost about £15. One word for that – expensive. Remember when micro scooters first came out, they were over £100, now you can pick them up for next to nothing, same with Tamagotchi’s. Give it a few years and they’ll be selling two for a pound in pound shops!