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.