Try and Solve This 17x17x17 Rubiks Cube if You Dare

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Unofficially, this is the world's largest cube puzzle. I get a headache just thinking about how one would go about solving this functioning 17x17x17 behemoth. If I actually tried solving this thing, I'd probably have a nervous breakdown.


Comprised of 1539 pieces and roughly 5.5-inches-long in each direction, creator Oskar van Deventer fabricated each individual part using a 3D printer, then he dyed and sorted each piece before assembling it into what your see here. The dyeing and sorting took 10 hours, while the assembling took another five. Hello, tedium!

If you'd like to dye, sort and assemble one yourself, you can spend roughly $2000 in parts here. If you want a finished product, you can email the creator here. [Shapeways]



i will solve the giant rubiks cube

*T+2h*I will solve the rubiks cube

*T+16h* what cruel beast invented this crap anyway

*T+36h* motherf—-er why won't you solve just solve already so I can go home.

*T+72h* —Breaking news tonight. A deranged man has bludgeoned his family, 3 police officers, and the entire mattel corporate staff to death with a giant rubiks cube. Despite being covered in blood you can just make out the 2 squares this poor lunatic just couldn't seem to solve.