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Japanese company launches world’s smallest working Rubik’s Cube05:13

Japanese company launches world’s smallest working Rubik’s Cube

Japan, Tokyo
September 28, 2020 at 17:35 GMT -00:00 · Published

A Japanese company launched the world's smallest working Rubik's Cube measuring a mere 9.9 millimetres on each side. The tiny six-sided puzzle was displayed in an exhibition in Tokyo on Monday to mark the 40th anniversary of the launching of the toy in the country.

"We thought about creating something that could be a combination of Rubik's Cube and Japanese culture. We met Iriso Seimitsu Co., Ltd, a factory for ultra-precision metal production and processing, and we were able to produce this tiny Rubik's cube," explained Shinsuke Hayashi, Director at Megahouse Corporation.

Japanese toymaker MegaHouse will sell each tiny Rubik Cube at $1,900 (€1,630).

The exhibition includes a mosaic artwork made up of 1,600 pieces of Rubik's Cubes forming a portrait of the object creator Hungarian sculptor and architect Erno Rubik.

Rubik’s Cube was invented in the 1970s before becoming a hit product in the 1980s. More than 100 million Rubik’s Cubes were sold worldwide in the first two years of the launching.

Japanese company launches world’s smallest working Rubik’s Cube05:13
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A Japanese company launched the world's smallest working Rubik's Cube measuring a mere 9.9 millimetres on each side. The tiny six-sided puzzle was displayed in an exhibition in Tokyo on Monday to mark the 40th anniversary of the launching of the toy in the country.

"We thought about creating something that could be a combination of Rubik's Cube and Japanese culture. We met Iriso Seimitsu Co., Ltd, a factory for ultra-precision metal production and processing, and we were able to produce this tiny Rubik's cube," explained Shinsuke Hayashi, Director at Megahouse Corporation.

Japanese toymaker MegaHouse will sell each tiny Rubik Cube at $1,900 (€1,630).

The exhibition includes a mosaic artwork made up of 1,600 pieces of Rubik's Cubes forming a portrait of the object creator Hungarian sculptor and architect Erno Rubik.

Rubik’s Cube was invented in the 1970s before becoming a hit product in the 1980s. More than 100 million Rubik’s Cubes were sold worldwide in the first two years of the launching.

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