Rubik's Cube World Records

Rubik's Cube 3x3x3Use this link to get your Rubik's Cube from
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Rubik's Master Cube 4x4x4Too easy?
Use this link to get the next challenge: Rubik's 4x4x4-cube or this one for buying a 5x5x5 cube. Not yet difficult enough? Try the 6x6x6 or the 7x7x7 V-Cube.

Read more about speed cubing at the web page of Jessica Fridrich, the 1982 Czech Champion, at, on the web site of the World Rubik's Cube Association. A great wiki is available at and a good introduction for beginners at

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This list contains only records achieved in official competitions
. A large list of records without official authorization can be found at The Unofficial World Records Page. More information about contests and records (including other puzzles as well) are available at, and

3x3x3 CUBE

The best time for restoring the cube in an official championship - The following table gives the world record history:

record holder

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Ronald Brinkmann (Germany)
West German Championship 1982
Robert Pergl (Czechoslovakia)
Czechoslovakian Championship 1982 17.02
Dan Knights (USA)
World Championship 2003 16.71
Jess Bonde (Denmark)
World Championship 2003 16.53
Shotaro Makisumi (Japan) Caltech Winter competition 2004 15.07
Shotaro Makisumi (Japan) Caltech Winter competition 2004 14.76
Shotaro Makisumi (Japan) Caltech Spring competition 2004 13.93
Shotaro Makisumi (Japan) Caltech Spring competition 2004 13.89
Shotaro Makisumi (Japan) Caltech Spring competition 2004 12.11 VIDEO
Jean Pons (France)
Dutch Open 2005 11.75 VIDEO
Leyan Lo (USA)
Caltech Winter competition 2006 11.13 VIDEO
Toby Mao (USA)
US Championship 2006 10.48 VIDEO
Edouard Chambon (France)
Belgian Open 2007
10.36 VIDEO
Thibaut Jacquinot (France) Spanish Open 2007
Erik Akkersdijk (Netherlands)
Dutch Open 2007
9.77 VIDEO
Ron van Bruchem (Netherlands) Dutch Championships 2007 9.55
Edouard Chambon (France)
Murcia Open 2008
9.18 VIDEO
Yu Nakajima (Japan)
Kashiwa Open 2008
8.72 VIDEO
Erik Akkersdijk (Netherlands) Czech Open 2008
7.08 VIDEO
Feliks Zemdegs (Australia)
Melbourne Cube Day 2010
7.03 VIDEO
Feliks Zemdegs (Australia) Melbourne Cube Day 2010
6.77 VIDEO
Feliks Zemdegs (Australia) Melbourne Summer Open 2011
6.65 VIDEO
Feliks Zemdegs (Australia) Kubaroo Open 2011 6.24 VIDEO
Feliks Zemdegs (Australia) Melbourne Winter Open 2011
6.18 VIDEO
Feliks Zemdegs (Australia) Melbourne Winter Open 2011
5.66 VIDEO
Mats Valk (Netherlands)
Zonhoven Open 2013 5.55 VIDEO
Collin Burns (USA)
Doylestown Spring 2015
5.25 VIDEO

Keaton Ellis (USA)
River Hill Fall 2015 5.09 VIDEO

Lucas Etter (USA)
River Hill Fall 2015
4.90 VIDEO

Mats Valk (Netherlands) Jawa Timur Open 2016
4.74 VIDEO
Feliks Zemdegs (Australia) POPS Open, Melbourne 2016
4.73 VIDEO

The largest mosaic made from scrambled Rubik's Cubes measured 68 m [220 ft] x 4 m [13 ft]. The mosaic, showing the Macau skyline, was created in December 2012 by  Cube Works Studio from 85,794 cubes. It took 90 days from design to completion. VIDEO

previous records:
10.28 m [33 ft 8 in] x 4.40 m [14 ft 5 in], created at Hotel Loi Suites Iguaz, Puerto Iguaz, Argentina on 8 March 2012.
a replica of the hand of god in Michelangelo's "The Creation of Adam" from the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican made from 12,090 cubes by Cube Works Studio in Toronto (Canada), measuring 8.8 x 4.4 m [29 ft x 14.5 ft].
9,071 cubes,  students of the Machidashiritsu Yamasaki School in Tokyo at the Tokyo Toy Show on 15 July 2010
a replica of "The Last Supper", made of 4,050 cubes by Cube Works Studio in Toronto (Canada) in 2009.
The photo shows the first record in this category, set in Galicia, Spain. Five people needed 5 hours to solve and assemble 1848 cubes.
(see photo, with permission from David Calvo)

The individual record was a Christmas tree composed by Bernett Orlando (India) from 2025 cubes in Cologne (Germany) in December 2009 (see photo, more photos can be found HERE.)

The fastest robot to solve a Rubik's Cube is Sub1 Reloaded, constructed by Albert Beer (Germany). It solved the cube in 0.637 seconds on 9 November 2016 at the electronica trade fair in Munich, Germany VIDEO
MultiCuber 3, constructed by David Gilday set a record for completing a 4x4x4 cube by a robot in 1:16.68 minutes on 15 March 2014 at Big Bang Fair in Birmingham.
previous record holders:

0.887 seconds, Sub1, constructed by Albert Beer (Germany), 23 January 2016 at the Cubikon Store in Munich. VIDEO
0.9 seconds by Paul Rose and Jay Flatland (USA) VIDEO
2.4 seconds by Zackary Gromko (USA) at Saint Stephens, Bradenton, Florida, USA, on 15 October 2015 VIDEO
CubeStormer III, developed by Mike Dobson and David Gilday. It solved a Rubik's Cube in 3.253 seconds on 15 March 2014 at Big Bang Fair in Birmingham. VIDEO
CubeStormer II, developed by Mike Dobson and David Gilday solved a Rubik's Cube in 5.27 seconds. DETAILS AND VIDEO
Ruby, developed by Swinburne University students (Australia), 10.18 seconds
Rubot II, developed by Peter Redmond (Ireland), solved a scrambled Rubik's Cube within 64 seconds (including the time to scan the initial position) on 8 January 2009 at the Young Scientist show in the Royal Dublin Society . DETAILS VIDEO

The largest Rubiks Cube solved by a robot is a 9x9x9 cube successfully solved in 34:25.89 minutes by MultiCuber 999, built by David Gilday (UK), on 15 March 2014 at Big Bang Fair in Birmingham.

The largest Rubik's Cube was built by Tony Fischer (UK). It has an edge length of 1.57m. VIDEO
The most working layers has a 22x22x22 cube.  It has an edge length of 200mm and contains 2691 working parts. The cube can be ordered by Thingverse. VIDEO

The smallest working Rubik's Cube is 5.7 mm wide. It was created using a 3D-printer by Evgeniy Grigeriev (Russia). The miniature cube can be obtained here.

The best known algorithm for solving the cube needs only 20 face turns, details can be found at MORE DETAILS

The most expensive Rubik's Cube was the Masterpiece Cube, produced by Diamond Cutters International in 1995. The actual-size, fully functional cube features 22.5 karats of amethyst, 34 karats of rubies, and 34 karats of emeralds, all set in 18-karat gold. It has been valued at about US-$ 1.5 mio.

The youngest person who solved a  Rubik's Cube in a competition was Ruxin Liu (China), who was 3 years 118 days old when she solved the cube in 1:39.33 at the Weifang Open on 14 April 2013. VIDEO
World Record: Mosaic from Rubik's
World Record:
              Mosaic from Rubik's Cubes

4x4x4 CUBE

fastest time: 21.24 sec, Feliks Zemdegs (Australia) at the China Championship on 2 October 2015 in Guangzhou
blindfold, fastest time (including memorising): 1:41.90 min, Kaijun Lin (China) at the Big 'n Blind contest 2016 Guangzhou

5x5x5 CUBE

fastest time: 41.27 seconds, Feliks Zemdegs (Australia) at the Melbourne Cube Days 2016
blindfold, fastest time (including memorising): 4:42.06 min, Roman Strakhov (Russia) at the Finnish Championship 2016

6x6x6 CUBE

fastest time: 1:32.47 min, Feliks Zemdegs (Australia) at the Sydney Championship 2016

7x7x7 CUBE

fastest time: 2:20.66 min, Feliks Zemdegs (Australia) at the European Championships 2016 in Prague

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