If solving a normal-sized Rubik’s cube is close to impossible, imagine what it would be like to grapple with one measuring a meager 9.9mm! For those interested in the challenge, a mini version of the cube is now available for sale in Japan!
Touted to be the world’s smallest Rubik’s cube, it measures just 9.9 millimeters across and weighs two grams. It is made using ‘ultra-precision metal’ and comes with its own little display box. The little wonder is created to mark the 40th anniversary of when the original 3-D puzzle went on sale in Japan.
The mini version of the cube was also displayed this week in Tokyo at an exhibition organized by the Hungarian embassy alongside another artwork made from Rubik’s cubes. Commenting on Japan’s love for the 3-D puzzle, Norbert Palanovics, the Hungarian ambassador to the country said, ‘The Rubik’s Cube is part of our everyday life here in Japan, too, and inspires everyone.’
The little cube has been developed by MegaHouse Corp., a subsidiary of Bandai Namco Holdings Inc., and Iriso Seimitsu Co., a Japanese metal processing company based in Saitama Prefecture. It retails for $1,880 and is currently available to order via credit card (in Japan only).
[Via: Kyodo News+]