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This monster puzzle cube has 1,014 tiles… best of luck!

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How bad could it get?

The Rubik’s Cube turned 40 this year, but there’s a new guy on the block and he’s packing… 169 tiles on each of his bloated sides, to be precise. That’s 1,1014 tiles in total and more than 18 times the squares of the toy it’s clearly based on.

It’s called the Pillow 13x13x13 IQ Brick (Professor Rubik, you win the catchy name game, even though the Rubik’s Cube was originally called the Hungarian Magic Cube) and it’s made by Hong Kong-based company Brando, that asks “can you still play and tackle in a few minutes?” We’re going to stick our necks out here and say no.

The block is slightly curved to make it easier on your hands, and the company says the toy is “good for creative thinking and improving both your IQ and EQ”, EQ meaning Emotional Intelligence. Our emotions while playing with the Pillow would probably range from scared, to angry, quickly slipping into sad, but then we’ve always been more into Boggle.

It doesn’t come cheap either, being offered at a quite incredible $320.

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The original world’s favourite puzzle cube was released 40 years ago

If you’re after a slightly simpler challenge, try solving the original and best Rubik’s Cube with help from our handy How To guide. Record holders to beat include Marcin Kowalczyk, with a blindfolded time of 21.17 seconds, Feliks Zemdegs’ one-handed time of 9.03 seconds and Fakhri Raihaan’s time of 27.93 seconds, which was achieved using just feet.

Good luck out there.

[via Mail Online]

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