Magic cubes in various styles
In the 1980s, Rubik’s cubes were the iconic toy for young and old alike. Now magic cubes are available in various levels of difficulty for beginners, advanced and expert speedcubers. But there is one thing they all have in common: Solving them is great fun. And in our cube shop, we have the right cube for everyone. In addition, you will find helpful tips to get started, interesting facts about each speed cube and you can also buy matching accessories for your new cube. If you’ve caught “the cube fever” and have a passion for speedcubing, then our shop is the right place for you.
The father of the magic cube – Ernő RubikErnő Rubik was born in Budapest on July 13th, 1944. The Hungarian is a sculptor, architect and designer, and taught at the Academy of Applied Arts. He gained worldwide fame with his invention of the 3x3 Rubik’s cube. Gradually, all kinds of mechanic puzzles and mathematical board games came onto the market under his name. To name a few examples:
- 3x3 Rubik's Cube (1974)
- 2x2 Rubik's Mini Cube (1980)
- 4x4 Rubik's Revenge (1981)
- 5x5 Rubik's Professor Cube
- Rubik's Clock (1988)
- and many more.
Colours of the classic Rubik’s cubeThe classic Rubik’s cube has six colours: white, yellow, orange, red, green and blue. White and yellow are always on opposite sides, orange is across from red and green on the opposite side of blue. This colour scheme is also called BOY (blue-orange-yellow).
If you hold the cube with the orange side facing you and the white side on top, then green will be on the right side and blue will be facing left in the standard sequence. However, there are also mirror colour schemes as well as colour combinations that are completely different. During tournaments, all colour combinations are allowed, as long as each colour is only present once on the cube.
Correct use of silicone oil – tuning your magic cubeOnce you notice that your cube no longer turns smoothly, it is time to lubricate it with a little silicone oil. It is very important to use only silicone oil and not cooking oils or something similar because the wrong oil could adversely affect the plastic of your Rubix cube. In addition, cooking oils turn rancid and will start to smell.
It is also important not to use too much oil because it could leak out of the cube.
To add the silicone oil to the correct spot inside your cube, you could either carefully remove an edge or corner piece or turn the upper layer by one eighth. This will make it easier to get to the pivoting mechanism in the centre where you can now add a drop of silicone oil.