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Beyond Rubik’s Cube - Celebrating 40 years of the Rubik’s Cube

April 25th 2014 by Rubik's | 20 comments

Celebrating 40 years with Beyond Rubik’s Cube.

Last night was the Gala opening of Beyond Rubik’s Cube (an exhibition dedicated to all things Rubik’s). The guest list included Ernő Rubik (Inventor of the Rubik’s Cube), János Áder (President of Hungary), Robert Wong (Chief Creative Officer – Google), along with speed cuber Antony Brooks and YouTube personality RedKB.

Ernő Rubik and RedKB
Ernő Rubik and RedKB

The Rubik’s Cube has come a long way since 1974. It was invented by Ernő Rubik from behind the iron curtain, manufactured at first its native Hungary for the local market (where it was called the Magic Cube). The Rubik’s Cube was renamed in 1980 and with a mixture of hard work and perseverance it exploded onto the world stage. 40 years later we are celebrating four decades of the Rubik’s Cube and what it has come to represent and what it has inspired.

To find out more about the origins of the Rubik’s Cube, go to our History section

Beyond Rubik’s Cube moves past the six sided toy and explores the many cultural, mathematical and artistic masterpieces that where inspired by the Rubik’s Cube. Exhibits not only include rare early prototypes of the Rubik’s Cube, robots that can solve the Rubik’s Cube and interactive solving guides; but as the name suggests Beyond Rubik’s Cube aims to get deeper into what the Rubik’s Cube is about and what it has inspired. Visitors will be able to take part in their very own Rubik’s Cubism (a piece of art created out of Rubik’s Cubes), create their own haiku using the Haikube and play sweet music with the Rubik’s Cube symphony creator.

Beyond Rubik’s Cube opens to the public on April 26th and will run for 7 months at the Liberty Science Center before touring the world.

To find out more about the Beyond Rubik’s Cube exhibition visit their website

See how the exhibition was created check out the LSC’s YouTube Channel

Comments

wael

April 25th 2014 at 1.58 pm

i love rubik cube
hope to c your exhibition in JORDAN

Simon

April 27th 2014 at 1.01 am

wow i want to go there

Matt

May 14th 2014 at 6.40 am

RedKB on the rubiks website. I wish I could go there

Kevin

May 18th 2014 at 9.32 pm

I live in California, that is in the Big Apple, I’m 8 years old…..... there is a slim chance of me going there…

kumar

May 19th 2014 at 7.39 am

ilove this game sir.how to trick in game please send me message.
thanking you
your’s
kumar

Jack Torkelson

May 19th 2014 at 1.58 pm

I love cubing! I’m not quite in competition range: 33 sec is my best time,  but this looks amazing! Cubie newbies, email me if you need some tips!

ariel lopez

May 19th 2014 at 4.11 pm

that is so cool and i always get a rubik’s cube for Christmas but i can never figure it out

Doug

May 19th 2014 at 6.34 pm

I love Rubiks cube! I even own a Rubiks cube t shirt and an ipod touch 5th gen rubiks cube case! We should have more WCA competitions this year in Colorado! There aren’t any this year!

Joshua Baker

May 19th 2014 at 6.50 pm

Love Rubik cube

cole

May 19th 2014 at 7.38 pm

i can never solve it
so here is the way i sovle the cube i take it apart then put back toghter

SpearLikesCricket23

May 20th 2014 at 11.30 pm

Can you bring back the UFO and Magic please? I can’t get them anywhere…

Zaden

May 21st 2014 at 4.53 pm

are thay going to have one in Oklahoma?

ktoledo04@yahoo.com

May 22nd 2014 at 11.34 pm

Wow, I live in California, that is in New York, I am 9 years old, there is a very slim chance that my dad will take me there.

Lily

May 23rd 2014 at 10.57 pm

My husband love rubik´s cube !!!!

detriah

May 29th 2014 at 12.36 pm

i love it it is cool

Jacob

May 31st 2014 at 5.12 pm

Haven’t been there yet, but I’ve seen Redkb’s video on it.

jack thomas

June 9th 2014 at 4.06 pm

I have a Rubik’s Cube/perpetual calendar, that was given to me years ago, and I have wore it out and would like to replace it.  Can you help me in locating another one?  Thanks jack thomas

Nick

June 15th 2014 at 6.38 am

It’s amazing how many years the Rubik’s cube has been around

christopher chiaramonte

June 22nd 2014 at 7.16 pm

i LOVE the rubiks cubes.  I have the Void, 4by 4, and 3 by 3

Giantonio

June 28th 2014 at 1.11 pm

My uncle Ricardo can solve the cube!!!!!!!!