In 1974, Ernő Rubik created the Rubik’s Cube. Next week, on July 13th, he celebrates his 77th birthday, and in honor of the incredibly addictive and iconic puzzle recently acquired by Spin Master, the toy giant has compiled a list of the 7 coolest Rubik’s Cube creations!
According to Spin Master, 1 in every 7 people around the world have played with a Rubik’s Cube – which is more than 1 billion people. It’s an addictive puzzle that has fascinated fans of all ages, with more than 450 million cubes sold worldwide, making it the best-selling toy of all time. Check out some of the most ironic Rubik’s Cubes below and learn more about this classic toy.
1. The Masterpiece Cube Rubik’s Cube is the costliest Rubik’s Cube in the world, and it comes with a price tag of $2.5 million. It has 185 karats of expensive stones like emeralds, amethysts, and rubies inscribed on each side.
2. The first Rubik’s Cube prototype from the 70s looked a lot different than what we all know today!
3. This 62-pound cake shaped like a Rubik’s Cube even twists like one! Steven Carter-Bailey, a star baker and Great British Bake Off Finalist, created this masterpiece for a pop up experience in 2019.
4. The Rubik’s Cube has been popular for over 40 years! Check out some of the original packaging from 1980, the year it won Toy of the Year.
5. The largest Rubik’s Cube in the world is located at the NINA MALL in Hong Kong. At 2.503 meters x 2.505 meters x 2.502 meters, it officially became the largest Rubik’s Cube on March 28, 2021.
6. Everyone should be able to experience the Rubik’s Cube and the creative problem-solving skills it comes with learning. For those who are visually impaired, a braille Cube exists!
7. Sometimes one Cube isn’t enough! Over the years, mosaic artists have taken their talents from solving the Cube, to taking hundreds of them and creating impressive artwork.