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Sunday, 23 June 2013

Creating Art With Rubik's Cubes

Here at Toyday we love puzzles! The Rubik's Cube is usually seen as being one of the best puzzle games ever. 

The Ribik's Cube was invented in 1974 by Ernő Rubik. The Rubik's Cube - originally it was called 'Magic Cube' - was put on the toy market in 1980 and went on to win the German Game Of The Year special award for Best Puzzle. By 2009, 350 million Rubik's Cubes had been sold.

Many people use Rubik's Cubes for art. Pete Fecteau is an artist who used Rubik's Cubes to create different images. For one of his pieces, 'Dream Big', he used 4,242 Rubik's Cubes which, in total, measured in at 5.8m x 2.6m x 5.7cm and weighing around 1000 pounds. It took him around 40 hours to create and five and a half hours to install it here, even with 6 helpers.

His next big idea is for a 8,484 cube image of Albert Einstein as a tribute to him. Pete is currently waiting for a sponsor to make this idea a reality and he already has the design ready.

The largest Rubik's Cube sculpture is called 'Groovik's Cube' and is 30ft high. This huge piece of art was put together by a whole team of artists in Seattle for the US festival 'Burning Man'.

Many people have made different designs using Rubik's Cubes, here are some images of what people have created using Rubik's Cubes. 

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