My Megaminx arrived today from cube4you.com, along with my Eastsheen 2x2 and 5x5. I have to say, the Eastsheen cubes are amazingly slick and turn extremely well. I doubt I'll even lube them.
First of all, I like to display my puzzles on the shelf, and it would be nice to put the Megaminx into a nice pattern like the one on Wikipedia.
Does anyone know of any sites that list algorithms to do this for the Megaminx?
Anyway, the Megaminx turns kinda slow, and it gets stuck extremely often and feels like it's going to pop apart nearly every time I turn it. For a $5 puzzle, it is much better than I expected it to be. I was able to sit down and solve it in an hour or so by myself, and it was quite a bit of fun. However, it was rather frustrating that it felt as though it was going to fall apart, and I could never do any turns quickly.
I'm wondering, would it be possible to turn it into a fairly decent speedcube? Would you guys recommend trying to file down the edges of the pieces using sandpaper, and possibly lubing it? Has anyone tried this with the Chinese Megaminx'?