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The '''7x7x7 cube''' (normally referred to as the '''7x7x7''' or '''7x7''') is a twistable [[puzzle]] in the shape of a cube that is cut six times along each of three axes. The main brand for this puzzle is the [[VCube]], which was patented by [[Panagiotis Verdes]]. Many other cube companies have produced puzzles very simular, but these are considered [[knockoffs]]. It is the smallest cube to be rounded (or 'pillowed') because it is mathematically impossible to make a perfectly cubical 7x7x7 cube without any kind of magnets or locking mechanism, as the corners would fall off.  The '''7x7x7 cube''' (normally referred to as the '''7x7x7''' or '''7x7''') is a twistable [[puzzle]] in the shape of a cube that is cut six times along each of three axes. The main brand for this puzzle is the [[VCube]], which was patented by [[Panagiotis Verdes]]. Many other cube companies have produced puzzles very simular, but these are considered [[knockoffs]]. It is the smallest cube to be rounded (or 'pillowed') because it is mathematically impossible to make a perfectly cubical 7x7x7 cube without any kind of magnets or locking mechanism, as the corners would fall off.  
−  [[Shengshou]] have made a cubic 7x7, and it has become very popular; specifically the smaller version  +  [[Shengshou]] have made a cubic 7x7, and it has become very popular; specifically the smaller version. 
This puzzle has 6 fixed [[center]]s, a total of 144 other [[center]] pieces, a total of 60 [[edge]] pieces, and 8 [[corner]]s, and has 2.0 * 10^160 positions. It is probably thus the most complex twisty puzzle on the market today.  This puzzle has 6 fixed [[center]]s, a total of 144 other [[center]] pieces, a total of 60 [[edge]] pieces, and 8 [[corner]]s, and has 2.0 * 10^160 positions. It is probably thus the most complex twisty puzzle on the market today. 
Revision as of 21:04, 2 January 2014
The 7x7x7 cube (normally referred to as the 7x7x7 or 7x7) is a twistable puzzle in the shape of a cube that is cut six times along each of three axes. The main brand for this puzzle is the VCube, which was patented by Panagiotis Verdes. Many other cube companies have produced puzzles very simular, but these are considered knockoffs. It is the smallest cube to be rounded (or 'pillowed') because it is mathematically impossible to make a perfectly cubical 7x7x7 cube without any kind of magnets or locking mechanism, as the corners would fall off.
Shengshou have made a cubic 7x7, and it has become very popular; specifically the smaller version.
This puzzle has 6 fixed centers, a total of 144 other center pieces, a total of 60 edge pieces, and 8 corners, and has 2.0 * 10^160 positions. It is probably thus the most complex twisty puzzle on the market today.
See also:
 VCube 7
 VCube (manufacturer)
 7x7x7 Speedcubing Methods
 The Wikipedia article
