How fast can you solve The Rubik’s Cube? Can you beat the world record? Discover speedcubing and see why Rubik’s new speed cube is our best speed cube yet!
Ready, set… go! Speedcubing is the fastest solving of the Rubik’s Cube that you’ll ever see!
Speedcubers can solve the Rubik’s Cube in lightning speed. Did you know that the Rubik’s Cube World Championships are held every two years? People across the world practise speedcubing with one goal in common – to set their ultimate speed cube time. Have a go!
How quickly can you solve the Rubik’s Cube? (Find out how to solve the 3x3 Rubik’s Cube.) Maybe you could achieve the fastest Rubik’s cube time ever and be crowned the King or Queen of cubing?
When Erno Rubik invented the cube in 1974, he had no idea if his new puzzle could actually be solved. In fact, it took him over a month to solve his own cube.
Fast forward to the present day and the time to beat is an unbelievable 4.69 seconds! That amazing time was achieved by Patrick Ponce of the USA. Unsurprisingly, robots are even faster, easily beating Ponce's World Record. A robot solved the Rubik’s Cube in 0.637 seconds! Speed cubes are becoming lighter, slicker, faster – who knows what the next Rubik’s Cube World Record will be?
Our World Championships are held every two years and have taken place in 8 incredible locations arcross the globe.
Here are the super-fast individuals who have been amongst the quickest speedcubers in the world. A huge congratulations to our 2017 champion Max Park!
|22.95 sec||Minh Thai||1982||Budapest|
|20.00 sec||Dan Knights||2003||Toronto|
|15.10 sec||Jean Pons||2005||Lake Buena Vista|
|12.46 sec||Yu Nakajima||2007||Budapest|
|10.74 sec||Breandan Vallance||2009||Dusseldorf|
|8.65 sec||Michal Pleskowicz||2011||Bangkok|
|8.18 sec||Feliks Zemdegs||2013||Las Vegas|
|7.56 sec||Feliks Zemdegs||2015||São Paulo|
|6.85 sec||Max Park||2017||Paris|
Speedcubing needs quick fingers and an even faster brain. Plus, of course, the right tools.
Speed cubes are different to regular Rubik’s cubes. They look the same – but a speed cube is lighter and easier to turn, making it faster to use. If you want to solve the Rubik’s Cube in your fastest possible time, then a speed cube is for you. It’ll take you to the next level of speedcubing – and introduce you to a new dimension of fun!The Rubik's Speed Cube
Pop star Justin Bieber can solve the Rubik’s Cube in 83 seconds. Actor Will Smith is faster, with a time of 55 seconds. In fact, he’s even quicker than the cube’s inventor Erno Rubik – who solves is own puzzle in 60 seconds. What’s your best time?
Try our new speed cube and see how fast you can solve the cube.
Just when you thought it couldn't get tougher… how about unscrambling the Rubik’s Cube with your feet… or even blindfolded? The possibilities are endless!
What’s the best way to solve the Rubik’s Cube even faster? Finger tricks!
Finger tricks involve a series of moves that you can complete using one fluid hand movement.
By using just your fingers instead of your hand, you save loads of time as you don't need to re-grip your cube between each move.
Repeating a series of moves over and over again helps your fingers get used to the moves, becoming faster and faster. Best of all, you can practice on the bus, while you’re watching video clips… anywhere!
You’ll find some great examples of Finger Trick videos on YouTube – take a look at Alexander Lau’s introduction video for some fantastic tips.
No two speed cubes are the same! Customise yours to make it absolutely right for you.
You can adjust the tension of your speed cube so that it moves easily and you’re in control. Read our Cube Customisation guide to see how to change springs and tension – and how to apply cube lube.
Using cube lube keeps your Rubik’s Cube turning smoothly and quickly for maximum speed.
We recommend that you apply Rubik’s Lube after you have started using your Rubik’s cube, allowing your cube’s mechanics to get used to working first. Rubik’s Lube uses our own unique formula, maximising your cube’s potential and helping you to achieve faster and faster times. Why settle for an inferior lube? Make your speed cube the quickest it can be!
In July 2017, the first ever Nations Cup contest was held. 72 teams from 42 countries competed for The Nations Cup.
Throughout the 35-year history of competitive speedcubing, entrants have solved the iconic puzzle alone, but the new Rubik’s Nations Cup format saw teams of three complete the Rubik’s Cube in relay.
In teams of three, the members solved one 3x3x3 cube one after the other. The winning team was the team with the best combined score.
Germany won this year's competition – being crowned the fastest cubing country in the world!
The team winners were: