Putting This Rubik's Cube R2-D2 Back Together Is Harder Than Fixing A Real Droid

Putting This Rubik's Cube R2-D2 Back Together Is Harder Than Fixing a Real Droid

Does the shape of a Rubik's Cube affect how hard it is to solve? At first glance you'd assume the irregularly-shaped pieces of this R2-D2 rotating puzzle would make it easy to put back together, but before you know it, you could have a real mess of droid parts on your hands.

For around $34 (though you might have to import it at a premium of $79 excluding shipping from sites like Japan Trend Shop) you can spend hours frustratingly trying to put the little droid back together after a friend messes it all up. And with this Rubik's Cube swapping around a few stickers to cheat your way to a solution just isn't an option. [HobbyLink Japan via 7Gadgets]

This post originally appeared on Gizmodo Australia


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    If anything, the irregular shapes make it easier.

      it's also only equivalent to a 3x2x2 rubik's cube, so only around 240 thousand combinations as opposed to 43 quintillion.

        I don't know how to solve that one, but it can't be that hard to learn. Once you learn the 3x3x3 the rest are a breeze (until you get to the 5x5x5's and the 6x6x6's)

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