12, USA

1. Pictures explained

11. Tourist attraction: this is a Rubik’s Cube at the hungarian parliament

hungarian parliament rubiks cube
12. Animal: this is a cat playing with a Rubik’s Cube. It might become its new favorite toy.

cat cube 3x3
13. Unusual place: What are we grilling today. A Rubik’s cube. When have you seen a Rubik’s cube on a grill.

zachariah nowakiwskyj
14. Unusual cube: Curvy copters can be very weird.

curvy copter zac

2. Creative challenge

21. Quiz questions

Question 1: What was V cube originally named?
correct answer: olympic cube.
incorrect answer 1: V cube.
incorrect answer 2: Dayan.
incorrect answer 3: Yuxin.

Question 2: Why was rubik magic removed from the Wca events?
correct answer: It was always solved the same way.
incorrect answer 1: people despised it.
incorrect answer 2: It broke alot.
incorrect answer 3: people solved it too fast.

Question 3: What is another name for the 4*4 rubik cube?
correct answer: revenge cube
incorrect answer 1: professor cube
incorrect answer 2: pocket cube
incorrect answer 3: futuro cube

22. House design explained:
I drew a Rubik tower with a 90 degree turn on the front layer. It is one move from being solved. I put windows in a checker board pattern there is a balcony with two layers the stairs to the second layer are on the first. there is a bush in the corner.the doors are black and the windows are clear not colored unlike the rest of the house.

zacs house

23. Trick explained:
How to instantly solve a Rubik’s Cube. Put a solved rubik cube in a hat before the trick. During the trick put a scrambled rubik cube in the hat and switch it with the solved one. Its as if scrambled cubes didnt exist

24. Advertising plan:
If I were to advertise the Rubik brand I would make a good speed cube. Also I would add all of the WCA events to the store. And I would have Rubik make some other non WCA puzzles. I would also make a TV ad showing a speed cuber solving a rubik brand speed cube in less than 10 seconds. That is what I would do if I where advertising Rubix.

25. Task for the third round:
design a custom twisty puzzle and describe it.

3. Hard-working challenge

31. Title of the movie and the scene described:
I saw Dispicable Me 3. the part with the rubik cube is when the bad guy threw a scrambled rubik’s cube at some guards. then the cube automatically solved it’s self and blew up. Rubik cube bombs seem interesting.

32. Pattern algorithm:
L R’ U2 D2 L’ R U2 D2 R2 L2

33. 15-puzzle link:

34. URL of page with link:

35. Solution algorithm:
F U2 D2 R L U’ D F B R U2 R2 U2 F2 L2 U2 F2 L2 B2