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Rubik's 5X5 Cube
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- The 5 x 5 is a must have for the true Rubik's aficionado
- 5 x 5 is most complex of all Rubik's Cube levels
- Return the cube to it's original state - every side having one solid color
- Another stimulating Rubik's challenge
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CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.
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The major problem is that these turned out not to be "stickers" after all, but rather colored squares of vinyl adhereing to additional stickers beneath (all white) by means of static. They fall off easily.
This is a nice puzzle for show (impressive on the desk) but not for actual continued use. Hopefully, Rubik's can use proper stickers or adhesive in the future and maybe even tighten up the design so that this can be used as a fun puzzle.
Unlike its robust sister (my 3x3 cube is well lubed with vaseline, and only has one re-glued sticker), the 5x5 proved fragile within the first two days. I used a careful touch, since I'm very familiar with how untried cubes explode. Nevertheless, many stickers started to peel on the first day, and two of the center squares have completely falling off and look to be non-reparable.
I lubed my 5x5 before using it, though it's more difficult because the squares are smaller and turns tighter. I was also careful to turn rows precisely to avoid misalignment and subsequent explosion. Even so, it broke on me. It's a shame, because I was really getting into the challenge of it. Now, it just sits like a broken toy on my desk.
For a $30 or so product, I find this inexcusable. Rubik's is supposed to have a strong brand name and I have been very happy with my 3x3 cube. I'll never invest in another Rubik's product.
No regrets on the purchase, but the shoddy construction is annoying.
You do have to be careful twisting it. But it does warn you on the box that it's not for "speed cubing" or the like. Also, they do not include a hints/solution manual, but do give a website. I haven't broken it yet, and unless you're just reckless or impatient, it would be hard to do. Overall, it's a fun puzzle. I would suggest buying it only if you like the original cube, but that's just me. It's fun on its own merit, too. That's it for me - long live Rubik's Cubes!
I figured Rubik's Cube out on my own, many years ago (not from a book), and when I bought the order 4 cube I found there was much that carried over from the order 3, but there were new problems to be solved too. Proceeding then to the order 5 (Professor) cube, it seems to me there's nothing really new if you have a good understanding of how to attack the order 3 and 4 cubes. There are more cubies to deal with, but nothing fundamentally different. I unscrambled mine the first time in under an hour -- and that's with treating the puzzle gently, and my own lack of speed generally, and a few times I made mistakes and messed up some of the progress I've made. So, if you're looking for a new level of intellectual challenge, this isn't it. And, obviously, it's not for you if you're obsessed with speed.
On the other hand, if you just like unscrambling the lower order cubes just for the mental calisthenics of it, this is a good puzzle. And obviously if you're into pretty patterns, or if you're simply a cube completist, you'll want an order 5.
Just treat it gently, and I think you'll be happy.
It is NOT fallen apart.
The stickers have NOT fallen off or come loose.
It's such a great toy - provides hours of entertainment, makes you think, doesn't need batteries, makes no noise, has no flashing lights, and is portable.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Fake cube not Rubik, it arrived with a Chinese written box and very poor quality, definitely not original. My son was so disappointed, returned it same day.Published 24 days ago by Claudia Davis
I thought being a rubix product that the quality would be good but I was completely wrong. This thing is hard to turn and constantly locks up when trying to solve. Read morePublished 25 days ago by Denise N. Martin