The Westlund method is the most popular method for solving the Megaminx, specifically S2L, by Simon Westlund.
- Choose one partially solved face and solve the two star edges that touch the F2L.
- Insert three pairs in the three slots you have created to solve the face you chose.
- Rotate either clockwise or anti-clockwise, insert the edge touching the F2L to create two slots and insert the respective pairs.
- Repeat the last step again so that only two faces remain.
- Solve the face which is not opposite to the face of the first layer.
- Solve the Last Layer.
- Since the blocks are built next to each other instead of being placed separately, the solver slowly removes blindspots and therefore improves lookahead.
- Because of the pairs, this approach is easy to learn for 3x3 solvers who know the popular CFOP method.
- Because of the lack of blockbuilding and being required to solve in a specified order, the solver is not always able to be efficient and take advantage of lucky cases.