Sunday, April 01, 2007

rubik's revenge!!!

since long, i was having fun solving rubik's cube... it is always fun to kill time trying to solve it in the minimum possible time... it took one month for me to understand the logic by myself, and to solve it for the first time... so far, my best solution time is 2minutes 15seconds... the world record is 10.48 seconds!!! amazing enough to blink our eyes, right??? recently, when i was watching Will Smith's new movie The pursuit of happyness, i felt sudden love for my good old game... incidentally, i came to know that there are extended versions of the same game with 4x4x4 (Rubik's revenge) and 5x5x5 (Professor's cube)... just for a change, i wanted to try the next level, the Rubik's revenge, and tried to find it in Bangalore... after 4 or 5 hours of futile search in all the leading shopping malls and toy stores, i tried to buy it online... but, no seller is ready to ship it to India... can somebody help me in this regard?

Updates: I have finally solved Rubiks revenge yesterday (24th April 2011). And, the latest price of this, on ebay, is around 19 dollars.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Gopal,

Currently I am at a same stage where you were when you wrote this blog. I am also looking for Rubik's revenge and the higher order cubes in Bangalore and your blog was the first result on a google search. Did you manage to find them here? Would be helpful if you mention where to find them

Thanks

Venkata Gopala Rao said...

I couldn't find any dealer who sells Rubik's revenge in India so far. I managed to get it through my friends in USA. I think it costs somewhere around 40-50$

instuckthe said...

Thanks for the info, saves me the trouble of looking for them in Bangalore

Anonymous said...

40-50 $ !!!!....don't you think its too costly??...

Venkata Gopala Rao said...

Dear anonymous,

considering the fact that it's design is really complicated... I would not call it costly!

Anonymous said...

being an experienced cuber
$40-$50 for a Rubik's Revenge Cube is daylight robbery.
Look at ebay.

Makarand said...

It's available in the Toys store in Kormangla Sony World Signal. They have the 4x4x4 only, not the 5x5x5.

Venkata Gopala Rao said...

Makarand, that's a good news! Thanks for the info...