The 'Lubix Illusion'

            After having had this cube designed for over 2 years, we finally decided to add it to our Lubix collection after seeing how much fun people had with it at the 2013 Rubik’s cube World Competition in Las Vegas. 

            The Lubix Illusion is a unstickered Dayan GuHong V1.  We combine various colors with White such as Black, Blue, Green, Red, Orange, Yellow.  We place 3 adjacent matching color sides opposing 3 adjacent White sides.  If you solve the cube in this manner and then do an M2, E2, S2, the cube turns into a checkerboard pattern.  Cool! Want a chance to beat some of the best cubers in the world?  Give this cube a shot!  The best solve we have seen on it was 25.82 seconds by Mats Valk.  Other famous sub 10 second solving cubers?  From just under 1 minute to over 5 minutes!  This cube does have parody due to having multiple same color edges and corners.  So knowing commutators makes it a bit easier to solve.  Chester Lian was the first person to solve this cube while blindfolded at the US Nationals in Columbus Ohio in 2011.

            We start with a standard Dayan GuHong V1, and completely disassemble the cube.  We do our branded '48 point edge mod', cleaning up an imperfection on the edge molding.  Each edge has 4 points that we do this modification to.  This mod allows the internal edges of the cube to spin smoother, and prevent the edge pieces from catching on adjacent edges and corners.  This causes the cube to feel very smooth, and very fast.  It also removes an unwanted 'click' and extra resistance while spinning the cube.

            The next thing we do, is use our branded 'Lubix Cube Silicone' to lubricate the metal hardware.  This includes lubricating the head of the screw where the spring rubs on the the head of the screw.  We also lubricate the washer on the other side of the spring.  In addition, we lubricate all friction areas of the center pieces where metal rubs on plastic.  This is by far the best method of lubricating the core, and because of the very thick viscosity of our Lubix Cube Silicone, the benefits of this lubrication will last at least six months with excessive use. (100 solves a day, every day for 6 months).  Your Lubix cube should not need any further lubricating for at least 6 months.

            We also remove any imperfections or burrs on the core, so that none of the internal pieces come in contact with the nylon core.  We then reassemble the cube starting with screwing the center pieces to the core.  At this stage, we then do an additional lubrication on the exposed metal core between the core and the center piece.  This offers further lubrication of the biggest friction area on the cube.  We simply call this 'Lubing the core'.  This extra bit of silicone at the highest friction area of the cube is the reason that the cube does not need lubrication for such a long time.

            Next we assemble the cube, and add a bit of our silicone to the surface pieces.  Do note that because our silicone is of a high viscosity, that when you receive your cube, it may at first feel a bit sluggish.  This is normal, and once you have solved the cube about half a dozen times, it will speed up dramatically as the silicone gets worked around to all of the surfaces evenly.

            Finally, we put on our high quality Lubix Cube Logo on the white center.  This is to show that you have an official Lubix Cube.  Our logo design is simple, and makes it very easy to find the white center (of which there are 3 white centers on this cube), with out it being distracting during the rest of the solve.  We use different color schemed logos depending on the cube.  The logo on the Illusion is Orange.

Lubix Illusion

A unique Lubix Cube design (2010).  It uses various color GuHong cubes to create a unique and difficult puzzle.

$ 15.99

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