Rubik's Professor Cube (5x5x5)
Object: Mix up and put back to start
Difficulty: Level 10 - Mind Boggling
Type: Rubik's Cube
Dimensions: 2 3/4 in x 2 3/4 in x 2 3/4 in / 7 cm x 7 cm x 7 cm
Rubik's Professor Cube® is the most complex of all Rubik's Cube levels. Its siblings and predecessors bow down to the challenge this one introduces to the user. Newly tooled and released, this is a long awaited puzzle for Rubik's fans looking for a piece of nostalgia and those who have just learned how fun Rubik's products can be.
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On Monday January 10th Nicholas Bodley wrote,
"Newly tooled" is extremely good news!
I bought one of these roughly two years ago, and it was so horribly stiff and uneven in torque (also unlubricated) that it was a disgrace to the good name of Rubik (It was a genuine Rubik, very likely). One would get RSI from attempting to solve it. Tooling was, well, essentially careless; it was possible to turn it, but that was all.
When I complained to the vendor, they sent me a replacement that was just as bad. I did try to disassemble it; the center cubies were sealed (solvent, thermal, or ultrasonic welding?) so one couldn't get at the screws (no complaints about that). Without access to the screws, it couldn't be disassembled much. That one's mechanism had been elaborated somewhat, so it was very unlikely to start to come apart; it's likely, though, that this one has that same mechanism, properly engineered in detail. I have quite-high hopes!
Please evaluate this one's appropriateness for speed cubing. If it qualifies, that's just great! If it's tiled, instead of having just stickers, that's even better.
I rated it 4 because I haven't seen nor tried one out, yet.
On Tuesday March 24th Keith wrote,
I just bought this puzzle yesterday. I have no complaints :D. This is a great puzzle, it turns well and everything.
On Wednesday January 14th Griffin wrote,
The Rubik's 5x5 is a great puzzle, but without knowledge of the 3x3 and 4x4 it would be quite difficult. If you have already mastered the Rubik's cube and the Revenge I highly recommend taking a whack at this one.
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