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Mar 1, 2011

Try and Solve This 17×17x17 Rubiks Cube if You Dare

Unofficially, this is theworld's largest cube puzzle. I get a headache just thinking about how one would go about solving this functioning 17x17x17 behemoth.

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 partshere. If you want a finished product, you can check it here.
 
 

27 comments:

baxxman said...

Gonna try this when I finished my BA Thesis!
http://baxxmans.blogspot.com/

Patti D. said...

That is insane!!

Niko said...

Shoot, I havene't even solved the regular sized one.

Sidewayz said...

/me dies a little inside

Peanutzzz said...

nice, I'm still trying the 4x4 one lol

The Angry Lurker said...

Couldn't even finish the regular cube:D

Dudemeister said...

Now, that's just sick.

Engelhart said...

Damn, I needed instructions for the 3x3 :S

Polybius said...

And I can't even solve a 3x3x3 one.

Ammmp said...

would be cool too have as a decoration.

FranklinR said...

I'd play with that for maybe an hour then throw it through a window

lovebloggin said...

^ what he said!

Do Want! said...

I haven't solved a 3x3 cube yet xD

kludge said...

looks easy... >.<

MRanthrope said...

JEEZ....I quit. haha

C.M. said...

HOLY COW! I want this!

husar said...

nice post

+ followed:)

Drackar said...

I'm sure the equation still works, if it's modified, but still. ..that would be nerve wracking.

Jesse Brooks said...

Holy crap, that's insane.

guoyixia said...

Wow, imagine the steps you'd have to take to solve that!

ScottD said...

It would be cool to mess one up on display at a friends house.

EpitomeofStrange said...

No thanks! that's intimidating

Agustin Creevy said...

well i should try with the 3x3 first lol!! nice article.

las3R said...

Woah I can't even solve a normal one -_-
aha nice blog btw, will be following!

Chris said...

mind = blown

Burger said...

This is crazy!

987456321 said...

I can solve a 2X2X2, a 3X3X3, a 4X4X4 but i dont think i would be able to get even remotely close to solving that one...i wonder how its all being held together, but still able to twist