5X5 Rubik’s Cube Parody Solve

March 26th, 2018 | Blog

When learning to solve a 5X5 Rubik’s Cube a Parody Solve is perhaps the most difficult part.

I’ve been solving cubes in my shows for a while now,  and I constantly learn new things with the cubes just to keep me sharp with the cube.  When I was given a 5X5 cube it took a while to learn.  This was the stage I got stuck at!

I’m mostly posting this here because I know I’ll forget it and will be able to reference it here later.  If you don’t use this on a regular basis you’ll easily forget it.

In a 5X5 cube you first solve the centres, then the edges.  The edges are the 3 pieces that are in the middle of each edge.  You want them to be the same.  Here’s a pic of the edges the way you want them to look

You can see in the top a completed green and white edge, and a completed green and orange edge.  This is how you want it to look!

However, when solving the edges it’s common that the last 2 edges you try and solve will have a “parody”.  a parody in this case is 2 pieces that are in the wrong place and need to be switched.  Here is a pic of the 2 that need switching

As you can see from my great artistic ability this method is to switch these 2 pieces and thus complete the last two edges.

Here’s how it’s done!

Here’s how it’s done!  the formula is lw, u2, lw, u2, f2, lw, f2, rw, u2, rw’, u2, lw2.

Thankfully I took the time to upload a video of this taking place.  Again,  this isn’t fancy,  just a memo so i can remember how it’s done.

It may be confusing,  but that’s how it goes!  Master this and you’ll have the hardest part of the 5X5 solve complete!

A website i found very useful for the solving of the 5X5 centers is https://protofusion.org/idiots_guide_to_rubiks_cube/oldsite/5x5x5.html

I refer to it regularly when I forget what I’m doing.