TELUS Spark has broken the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest Rubik’s Cube. The reimagined science center—a place where people of all ages and abilities can explore and discover science, technology, engineering, art and math—is located in Calgary, Canada.
The staff of TELUS Spark built a 1.68 m tall, 1.68 m wide and 1.68 m long cube and presented it on 24 September 2018. It took the staff eight weeks to construct the giant Rubik’s Cube using polystyrene foam, vinyl, PVC, bungee cords and nylon straps. The model is more than four inches taller than the cube built by previous Guinness World Record holder Tony Fisher. Guinness World Records even posted a video featuring the record-breaking cube:
The science center created the cube to celebrate with their local community. According to Guinness World Records’ webpage, the cube was displayed in public spaces and visitors were invited to help solve the cube. It’s possible to play with the cube when it’s both attached and detached from its stand.
You can read our exclusive interview with Ernő Rubik below. The inventor of the Rubik’s cube hardly ever gives interviews but made an exception for Hungary Today: