Monday, October 5, 2009

Rubik's Cube

When we recieved the You Can Do the Rubik's Cube Kit to review, I was excited.

Except for the time I moved all of the stickers, and the other time I broke the cube and rearranged the pieces, I have never been able to solve the Rubik's Cube.

But now, I can kind of solve it, Woo Hoo!!!

The You Can Do The Cube campaign was set up to re-introduce the classic puzzle to today's youth. The campaign focuses on building that sense of pride and boost of self-esteem one can get by solving the cube.

The directions in the solution guide are fairly simple to follow as long as you aren't the type to skip over the introduction or ignore written cues while only searching for diagrams to follow.

The accompanying DVD is a good complement/reinforcement to the guide. If you can follow the guide, you really don't need the DVD, though.

Here is my daughter and the cube:

Cube from One Zillion Books on Vimeo.

OK, some of you keen-eyed viewers might have noticed something off about the above video. Here's the deal - my daughter didn't solve the cube. I reversed the film of her messing up an already completed cube.

She is doing well with it. No solution yet, but she is still having fun. One of the things I like about the guide is that it is set up in steps, with a goal for each. This helps make the final solution seem more attainable.

My significant other, on the other hand, is a Rubik's cube whiz. She can get through half of the steps without even using the guide.

Earlier I said I can kind of solve it. I say this as a philosophical/pedogolocial statement. I can successfully follow the steps they list for me, but I still don't understand the how and why of most of the movements.

My daughter's score: thumb up / thumb middle
(I gave her my son's thumb [not literally] to judge with since he is too young)

My score: 7 Points


  1. I'd love to perfect my skills on the Rubik's Cube.

  2. I would love to win this so I could show my grandchildren I could do the Rubik's Cube.