And yes, I totally cheated.
My dad found this book in his attic, and it is the very same book that I used as a child. As I mentioned before, this is the book that we had sitting around the house and even with that in front of me, as a little kid I still couldn’t get the cube to work properly.
I don’t know what planet I was on as a child, because as an adult it took about five minutes from opening the book to completing the cube.
I’m happy that it’s done because it was annoying me sitting there on the desk all half-finished. I’m annoyed that I had to use the book to complete it, but equally I know that I would never be able to do it without. I messed it up so many times and only ever managed to salvage the cube back to having one side complete and some odds and ends around the rest of the colours.
One side done!
I should have posted this a while ago, because it’s dangerous having a Rubik’s Cube just sitting about on the desk.
First, I managed to get the white side complete but the edge pieces didn’t match the ones they were supposed to. After a bit more fiddling about, I got the white side done correctly. I don’t quite know how I did it, and I don’t remember using particular logic, but perhaps I did!
The problem was, a week or so ago, I found myself with a glass of wine, and at a loose end as my computer did some independent bits and pieces. I messed up the white side!
I was quite annoyed at myself, so put in some extra Rubik’s work and got back to where I was initially.
The problem now is, I’m too scared to touch it, because everything I do will mess up the white side and I will never be able to get it back again. Roadblock!
That’s easy for you to say.
I recently added a new item to my Life List in the form of No. 63 – Solve a Rubik’s Cube.
When I was quite a lot younger, I had a Rubik’s Cube and I couldn’t do it at all. My mum found The Book for solving it, and even with the answer in front of me, I still couldn’t do it.
So now, with winter drawing in, I thought it would be fun to get started on what is likely to be a very long term list item. The cube can sit on my desk, and I can just pick it up when I have a few minutes. I’m not confident I will ever manage to figure this out, even if I do give in and buy the book at some point in the future.
Did you know Will Smith can do the cube in about a minute?
Anyway, on to my Rubik’s Cube. Here it is, all new and shiny. The one and likely only time it will be completed.
Mr C thinks this challenge is a ridiculous idea, which it is, and said the only part he wanted in it was to be the one to mess up the cube.
He took it easy to start with, but then he really sorted it out.
And here it is, the starting point.
Good luck me. I don’t hold out much hope!