Westlund method

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Westlund method
Information about the method
Proposer(s): Simon Westlund
Proposed: unknown
Alt Names: Westlund S2L
Variants: S2L, Yu Da-Hyun method
No. Steps: 6
No. Algs:
Avg Moves: unknown

The Westlund method is the most popular method for solving the Megaminx, specifically S2L, by Simon Westlund.


  1. Choose one partially solved face and solve the two star edges that touch the F2L.
  2. Insert three pairs in the three slots you have created to solve the face you chose.
  3. Rotate either clockwise or anti-clockwise, insert the edge touching the F2L to create two slots and insert the respective pairs.
  4. Repeat the last step again so that only two faces remain.
  5. Solve the face which is not opposite to the face of the first layer.
  6. 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.

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