Working Rubik’s Cube reaches the review stage on LEGO Ideas

A working LEGO Rubik’s Cube has cracked the 10K mark on LEGO Ideas, and could potentially go into production as an official set.

Inspired by a Rubik’s Cube design published on LEGO image hosting website Brickshelf all the way back in 2007, YouTuber PuzzLEGO set about creating a more refined and stable version of the iconic ‘80s puzzle. Once they’d settled on a design they were happy with – taking into account both the cube’s functionality and how smoothly it operates – they published it to LEGO Ideas on October 27.

Just a week later, it’s already rocketed to the review stage, cementing itself as one of the fastest projects to gather 10,000 votes in the crowdsourcing platform’s history. As potential LEGO sets go, it’s maybe not the most immediately attractive design, but just as with a real-life Rubik’s Cube, this one is all about the mechanisms that allow it to work.

To that end, puzzLEGO1 (as they’re known on Ideas) has focused on delivering a model that can ‘teach [people] about the inner mechanics of a real Rubik’s Cube’, as per their project page. You can see the cube in action by hitting play on the video below.

The Rubik’s Cube now joins 12 other projects in the third 2021 review, which will close at the beginning of January. At the current pace, it seems unlikely that it’ll beat the record 57 projects in the first 2021 review.

Here’s a full rundown of every single project in the running so far:

LEGO Rubik’s Cube (Working)
The LEGO Emergency Box
James Webb Space Telescope (JWST)
Motorised Johnny 5
Naruto: Ichiraku Ramen Shop – 20th Anniversary
Hocus Pocus – The Sanderson Sister’s Cottage – Updated
The Dojo
Clockwork Solar System
Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Avatar Returns
Hyrule Castle 30th Anniversary
Great Coral Reef
Land Ahoy

Click here for a complete list of every LEGO Ideas set currently in production.

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Chris Wharfe

I like to think of myself as a journalist first, LEGO fan second, but we all know that’s not really the case. Journalism does run through my veins, though, like some kind of weird literary blood – the sort that will no doubt one day lead to a stress-induced heart malfunction. It’s like smoking, only worse. Thankfully, I get to write about LEGO until then. You can follow me on Twitter at @brfa_chris.

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