Giant Rubik's Cube Assembly Ends Tragically

Like knocking dominoes too early except a million times worse.

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Nov 30 2015, 10:00am

The bigger a Rubik's Cube gets, the more byzantine and unstable its innards start to become. The hardest way you can find out is when your huge 22x22 Rubik's cube project just up and explodes on you at the end of an hour-and-a-half long livestream.

(Skip to 1:34:40 to see the carnage)

This was the last chapter in Youtube user corenpuzzle's "Cerberus Project," his attempt to assemble a record-breaking Rubik's cube using around 198 3D-printed parts. Previously, the biggest Rubik's cube was a 17x17, and it took 7.5 hours to solve. We can only imagine that the bigger the cubes get, the harder it is to solve. Even speedcubers wouldn't be able to solve this beast in mere seconds, like they solve standard Rubik's Cubes.

Notably, this isn't the first time corenpuzzle's 22x22 Rubik's Cube exploded. Here's a previous attempt made in August:

Unfortunately, corenpuzzle told 3D printing site 3ders that there won't be a third attempt. After seeing the same disheartening mess twice after trying to rotate your cube just once, it's hard to imagine anyone would be ready to jump right back into it.