How to solve a mirror Rubik’s Cube: step by step instruction with photos

Mirror Rubik’s cube is a kind of a classic cube. But it has all the parts of the same color, but of different sizes. When you rotate it, the puzzle takes a chaotic form and loses its cubic form, making the solving process more complicated. But if you’ve already known how to solve a 3×3 cube, just focus not on the colors but on the form.

This cube, like the other ones, consists of facets: upper, left, right, front and bottom.

1

Lower cross

First of all, make the cross on the upper facet. To do this, search for the edge with the largest rectangle. Turn the facet with the necessary element to the right to make the edge be at the bottom.

Lower cross

Then turn the bottom facet counterclockwise. The element must be in the center. Turn the upper facet for two times after that. The edge will be on the top.

Lower cross

There can be the case when one of the parts is at the opposite edge. Then you need to turn the front part in the clockwise, upper part – counterclockwise, right facet – in the clockwise .

Lower cross

The rest of the edges are being solved in the same way.

2

Corners with the details

Put the corners with the details on their right places.

A rectangle must be at each corner, from the smallest to the largest one.

Do this combination:

The right facet is counterclockwise.
The bottom one is counterclockwise.
The right facet is in a clockwise;
The bottom one is in a clockwise.

Corners with the details

3

Middle layer

Put the edges of the middle layer in their places.

The cube must be turned in such a way to make the unsolving facet be on the top. The outermost details, which go beyond the cube, must be kept on the top until the end of the solving.

You need to find the largest rectangle on the upper facet and put it on the corner. Here you can have two variants:

The edge should go down and to the right. This can be done by using such a combination:

  • The upper part is in a clockwise
  • The right facet is in a clockwise;
  • The upper one is a counterclockwise.
  • The right part is a counterclockwise.
  • The upper one is a counterclockwise.
  • The front part is a counterclockwise.
  • The upper one is in a clockwise;
  • The front part is in a clockwise.

The cube with the necessary detail must be in the center in the second case. The edge must go down and to the left in such a way:

  • The upper part is a counterclockwise.
  • The left facet is a counterclockwise.
  • The upper part is in a clockwise;
  • The left part is in a clockwise;
  • The upper part is in a clockwise;
  • The front part is in a clockwise;
  • The upper part is a counterclockwise.
  • The front facet is a counterclockwise.

Middle layer

Sometimes the needed edge isn’t on the top, but in the middle layer. You need to take it out by using any upper edge you want, you can use a combination of the first case.

4

Upper cross

Find the details on the top which are solved correctly. They should form a cross. It may be so that the top has a central part without a line, a corner or a cross. If you have the corner which has three parts, it’s important to make the corner look to the left from you. If it is the line, you need to make it go from the right to the left.

Do such a combination to get the upper cross:

  • The front part is in a clockwise;
  • The right part is in a clockwise;
  • The upper part is in a clockwise;
  • The right part is a counterclockwise.
  • The upper part is a counterclockwise.
  • The front part is a counterclockwise.

Upper cross

5

Edge solving

Turn the upper part in such a way to make the two edges out of the four ones be of the same size (preferably squares) and stood at the angle to each other. If it doesn’t work, do such a combination from any positions:

  • The right part is in a clockwise;
  • The upper part is in a clockwise;
  • The right part is a counterclockwise.
  • The upper part is in a clockwise;
  • The right part is in a clockwise;
  • The upper part is twice in a clockwise;
  • The right part is a counterclockwise.

Take the cube in such a way to make the correct edges look from you and to the right. Place the two remaining edges in the following way:

  • The right part is in a clockwise;
  • The upper one is in a clockwise;
  • The right part is a counterclockwise.
  • The upper one is in a clockwise;
  • The right part is in a clockwise;
  • The upper facet is twice in a clockwise;
  • The right part is a counterclockwise.
  • The upper part is in a clockwise.

Edge solving

6

Corners solving

Find the element on the corner which matches with the detail on the middle layer in size, but it’s rotated incorrectly. Take the cube, this corner must be rotated to your side. Place the other corners in their places with the help of this combination:

  • The upper facet is in a clockwise;
  • The right part is in a clockwise;
  • The upper one is a counterclockwise.
  • The left part is a counterclockwise.
  • The upper one is in a clockwise;
  • The right part is a counterclockwise.
  • The upper one is a counterclockwise.
  • The left facet is a counterclockwise.

Corners solving

You should do this combination for several times.

7

Last layer

If some of the corners are rotated correctly, choose the one that still should be rotate. It should be turned towards you and to the left. Do the combination for 2-5 times:

  1. The right facet is a counterclockwise.
  2. The bottom is a counterclockwise.
  3. The right part is in a clockwise;
  4. The bottom is in a clockwise.

You should do the combination for several times until the first corner will stand correctly. Then turn the upper facet a counterclockwise. You will have the next corner in front of you that must be rotated. Do the combination again. Do such a combination with the all corners. The bottom details can go wrong, but they will take their places in a process.

Last layer

The most important thing is not to change the cube’s position at this stage.



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