When you have the opportunity to solve the world’s biggest Rubik’s Cube, like YouTuber RedKB did, you take it. Even if that means committing to 7.5 hours (over the course of several days) of straight-up Rubik-ing of the most intense order. Thankfully, the mind-boggling task was not left undocumented — we’ve got video of the whole thing right here!
Designated as such by Guinness Book of World Records, the Over the Top 17x17x17 has been officially recognized as the world’s largest order Rubik’s Cube for a few years now. Designed by Oskar Van Deventer, our intrepid puzzle-solver Kenneth borrowed the cube (which can be purchased here in a few — very expensive! — parts) and managed to do the whole thing in a, relatively speaking, incredibly short amount of time.
There are two videos of the whole affair — one a time-lapse and then another of the full 7.5 hour haul — on the Internet depending on your personal level of Rubik’s obsession, allowing you to see the intricacies (and math!) that goes into solving one of these always-moving mega puzzles of our collective 1980s fever dream. Make sure you blast some Wham! or Devo while you’re watching (because hey what else would be more appropriate, am I right?) — it really just sets the whole scene.
We tip our hats off to young Kenneth here, tackling an impressive feat of commitment. We’re not sure we’d ever have the patience for something like this.
Do you think you could solve it faster than 7.5 hours? Let’s all place bets on our finishing time in the comments. (We’re pretty sure it would take us at least 27 hours.)