Largest Rubik's Cube Puzzle in the world!!!
(Official Guinness World Record)

Tony Fisher's Largest Rubik's Cube in the world
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December / January 2016

10th February 2016

12th February 2016

14th April 2016

Erno Rubik / Tony Fisher

1.57m / 5 feet 1.7 inch

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September 2017 Update: The record is listed in the 2018 Guinness book of records with a picture of the cube and myself. There is also several other cube related records in the book. The version I own is the British one (available right). I assume the USA one (available left) is the same.

Ever since I was very young I wanted to get into the Guinness Book of Records. It was the only book I had ever enjoyed reading and all the others just bored me. I'm really not sure when the idea to make the world's largest Rubik's Cube came to me though. Possibly the seeds were sown in 2002 with my 19.5cm Rubik's Cube since that lead to many other oversized puzzles. The first time I had an idea of how to actually make a really big cube came in 2014 when the 18cm mass produced Rubik's Cube became available. Immediately I realised those cubes could be used instead of making a complete core myself. The question however is would it be strong enough and it wasn't until very late 2015/early 2016 that I would give it a go. The construction is shown in this video so I won't repeat it here.
I finished the cube on the 10th February 2016 after around 156 hours work spread over January and February. I quickly showed it on social media and the response was big though not exactly viral. Many of those small internet news and video sites were reporting it and I received emails from news agencies and TV channels. I agreed to some but many felt too intrusive so I turned those down. In my opinion the cube was the story not me or my home! I made it into the Sunday Mirror which is one of the UK's biggest newspapers although it's basically just a low quality tabloid. The most memorable one (so far) was the Japanese film crew that asked to come round and film the cube and me with Japanese model and presenter Nana Suzuki. How could I turn that down?
On 14th April I was notified that Guinness had accepted it as an official world record and the certificate was sent to me.  

You might be wondering about other big cubes or the previous record. Before mine there was no official record but a Google search will bring up some interesting (and sometimes misleading) results. You will quickly find one located in Knoxville. This however doesn't function fully and only spins on one axis. This means it has just 16 permutations instead of the 43 quintillion it should have. Some news reports falsely claim that I dismissed this cube since it "no longer" works. I dismissed it because it NEVER worked. What they are referring to is the fact that it broke and the small amount of movement it did have was lost for a while.
A large fully functional cube was made for The Beyond Rubik's Cube exhibition at the Liberty Science Centre in New Jersey. It seems to be a similar size to mine and may even be slightly bigger. However it's an open frame and is not filled in or has stickers like a regular Rubik's Cube. It moves by manipulating a smaller cube which acts as a remote control. Although it could easily be converted into a regular cube, in it's current form it would not be regarded as a traditional Rubik's Cube and therefore not valid as a record. Another mistake many news sites have made is to show a photo of a large inoperable cube at the exhibition instead of the skeletal one that actually works.
There are also a number of large fully functional cubes with an edge of 1m or less. They include Tomas Linden's 1m cube, Abe Wickhams 90cm cube and Gavin Wolchina's 70 cm cube.

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As of December 2016 the core is broken and the parts are packed away until I have time to repair it. This means no visits are possible.
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Largest Rubik's Cube Puzzle in the world!!!
When assembled the puzzle is kept in my garage.
Largest Rubik's Cube Puzzle in the world!!!
1.56m or 5 feet 1 inch and weighs 16 stone or 100kg.
Largest Rubik's Cube Puzzle in the world!!!
Movement is possible though not great.
Biggest Rubik's Cube Puzzle in the world!!!
The cube has to be turned over to make more moves.
Biggest Rubik's Cube Puzzle in the world!!!
Often the cube is dragged when a move is made so the bottom must be held still.
Biggest Rubik's Cube Puzzle in the world!!!
Making stripes on the world's largest Rubik's Cube.
Biggest Rubik's Cube Puzzle in the world!!!
Very heavy and awkward to lift. Rounded edges are difficult to grip.
Biggest Rubik's Cube Puzzle in the world!!!
A 4m x 5m tarpaulin is used to reduce damage and keep the underside clean.
Biggest Rubik's Cube Puzzle in the world!!!
Making a simple pretty pattern takes several minutes.
Biggest Rubik's Cube Puzzle in the world!!!
The final turn over.
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And the final move. All sides / axis have been rotated proving it is fully functional.
Biggest Rubik's Cube Puzzle in the world!!!
Taking a break after making a chequerboard on the world's biggest Rubik's Cube.
Biggest Rubik's Cube Puzzle in the world!!!
Newer better quality photos shows further movement.
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Posing.
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World's largest Rubik's Cube with my 30cm cube and a regular cube.
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5 feet 1 inch or 1.57m.
Biggest Rubik's Cube Puzzle in the world!!!
Transportation is a board and rope.
Biggest Rubik's Cube Puzzle in the world!!!

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Tarpaulin is used to protect my lawn as well as the puzzle.
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View from my bedroom window.
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Close up.
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The official certificate.
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First of a few joke photos.
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