Introducing the Speed Cube from Rubiks

You must know that I received some goodies from Rubiks earlier this year when I was chosen to be a part of the John Adams Blogger Family.

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A couple of weeks back, we were asked to try out the new Speed Cube from Rubiks and I jumped at the chance because I have trying to solve the Classic Cube and have so far only been able to do one side completely.

The Speed Cube seemed to be something where I could solve the cube faster. Well, when I was sent it, I realised that it wasn’t really so.

It helps you to solve it faster if you know how to solve it!! Oh no!

Anyway, I decided to give it a go and when I did I found out that because it was set to a medium tension, I could work faster with it than the normal 3 x 3 cube.

Another good thing about this cube is that it does not have the traditional stickers. This has been replaced by plastic which means that there is no more peeling or fading. YAY!!

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In size, it is the same as the traditional 3 x 3 cube.

With the Speed Cube, you are able to adjust the tension of the cube so that it is looser or tighter making it easier or harder to turn the parts. That’s why the Speed Cube comes equipped with a screw driver, lubricant and springs.

I felt that this was easier for me to work with. It was easy to turn and though I haven’t solved it, it did seem like I had achieved more than on the classic 3 x 3.

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There is also an event to be held in the UK to celebrate 40 years of the cube . Here’s some more information about it…

As the Rubik’s Cube celebrates its 40th Anniversary, speedcubers from across the globe are coming together to find out who will take the title of Rubik’s UK Champion 2014

The cubers are coming!  November sees the Rubik’s UK Open returning to Leicester for the third time, attracting over 100 competitors from 13 countries. 

The speedcubers have a challenge on their hands at this particular competition though, as the Cubestormer III robot will be charged and ready to take on the challenge, showing off its super-speedy techniques!  

The event takes place on 1st – 2nd November 2014 at The O2 Academy, Leicester, and current UK Champion Thom Barlow will be defending his cubing title.  The 2013 Rubik’s Cube Champion from Manchester last year completed the iconic 3×3 cube in a mind blowing 10.64 seconds average.  Thom has a battle on his hands though, as current UK record holder and new European Champion, 16 year old Alexander Lau will be competing and ready to take on the challenge, as well as previous champ Breandan Vallance. 

The Rubik’s UK Open event consists of many events including 2×2 Rubik’s Cube, 4×4 Rubik’s Cube, 5×5 Rubik’s Cube, Rubik’s Magic, 3x3x3 Rubik’s Cube one handed and 3×3 Rubik’s Cube blindfolded.  There’s also a new event added for this year which involves cubers solving the Rubik’s Cube with their feet!

For now, of course, I will stick to trying it with my hands and make a serious attempt to solve it before the 1st of November. Yes, that’s my deadline. I will be updating this post so do come back and find out how I fared.

Disclaimer: I was sent the Speed Cube from Rubiks to review. All ideas and opinions are my own.

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