New footage has surfaced of a man solving an intricate 12-sided Megaminx underwater. This dodecahedron-shaped puzzle has 50 moving pieces that make solving this dodecahedron harder than solving Rubik’s Cube.
The 6-color variant features visually identical edge colors that may switch as part of an unbalanced condition. By comparison, the 12-color variant contains distinct pairs of edge colors for every edge pair in this variation.
It is a twisty puzzle
The Megaminx is an intricate twisty puzzle similar to Rubik’s cube, only it contains 12 faces and 50 moveable pieces instead of just six. As its complexity increases and solutions may require more practice to master, its results are extremely satisfying once mastered.
This puzzle resembles a dodecahedron in shape and contains 12 face center pieces, 20 corner pieces, and 30 edge pieces arranged into pairs of visually identical colors that correspond to corners in terms of visual parity relationships.
One can solve the Megaminx in various ways, from beginner algorithms that involve few sequences of moves, to advanced ones which involve longer chains of distinct moves that take advantage of how corners and edges on the last layer can be aligned and permuted for a specific result.
It is a dodecahedron
The Megaminx is a dodecahedron-shaped twisty puzzle featuring 12 faces and 50 movable pieces, and one of the largest cubes in the WCA. Speedcubing enthusiasts all over the world love it; its creators were several individuals at once and produced by different manufacturers with various designs; later Uwe Meffert acquired some patent rights related to these patents to continue producing it under his Megaminx name.
Megaminx can be solved using similar principles as 3×3 Rubik’s cube: for instance, if one layer’s grey side has incorrect corner orientation, you can make dR turns to bring it back into its operating slot before applying appropriate algorithms to solve it.
Megaminx puzzles come in two main variants, both six-color variants that use opposite corners as colors, and 12-color variants with unique colors for every face – though 12-color variants are more popular as they’re legal for World Cube Association competitions.
It is a combination puzzle
The Megaminx is one of the world’s largest puzzles and a favorite among speedcubers, featuring 12 sides and 50 pieces, making it more complex than even Rubik’s Cube. There are multiple variants and modifications available for this puzzle including Kilominx (2 layers), Master Kilominx (4 layers), Gigaminx (5 layers), Elite Gigaminx (6 layers) and Teraminx (7 layers).
This puzzle features rhombuses and trapezoids at its corners and center faces, making it more complex to solve than its 3×3 counterpart. However, its solution process remains similar – starting on white side first by solving edges to build star.
Megaminx puzzles come in various color variations, but only the 12-color variant is legal for World Chess Association competitions (as opposed to 6 and 8-color versions). Black is often used as an alternate face color – either replacing gray to enhance contrast on what is typically the final layer to be solved, or to replace beige which shares colors with two adjacent neighbors.
It is a speed puzzle
The Megaminx is a dodecahedron-shaped twisty puzzle featuring 12 faces and 50 movable pieces, popular among World Cube Association (WCA) competitors as an efficient speed cube that takes some time to solve. Solvers often use it to practice finger tricks and see ahead during solves, and to train their ability to predict obstacles during their solving sessions. Furthermore, its versatility also lends itself well to practicing algorithmic solving strategies or testing out new ones.
The 12-color Megaminx is one of the most renowned versions, as well as legal for official WCA competitions. Invented by Dr. Christoph Bandelow and later manufactured by Uwe Meffert, it’s sometimes known as Magic Dodecahedron or Hungarian Supernova.
Megaminx puzzles differ from standard Rubik’s Cubes by having center and corner pieces that share between adjacent sides, making each turn affect multiple faces at once – this can make speedcubers frustrated. But master Megaminx solvers have learned how to conquer this difficulty using algorithm-driven approaches or by employing hardware such as Qiyi Yuhu V2m or Dayan v2, that help them to overcome this hurdle quickly.