Published on March 15th, 2014 | by Sharp-O0
Mint in Box – Rubik’s The Void Review
All hail his hole-yness, The Void!
I was worried about this review since I already covered a Rubik’s product before and I didn’t feel that I could add anything more (and I thought I wouldn’t have anything to say about the 2×2 Cube back then too.)
The classic 1980’s puzzle has had a refresh adding a new dimension to the toy that has puzzled many people for years! This year try and solve it without the core with the Rubik’s Void (SSP £14.99)! Twist and turn the cube until you complete the coloured circle encapsulating the void. Without the core the puzzle intensifies and with slick movements the mechanics of this latest Cube allow you to corner cut like never before! Take on the Void and see if you come out victorious!
I’ll come clean and say that I have no idea how this thing works and that makes me distrustful. I know the jist of the mechanics behind a Rubik’s Cube but this defies everything I know and I don’t like the way it’s vacant “eyes” glare at me. Good thing I’ve got my enforcer on hand! Get it, Daigo!
Goofy pictures and visual proof that this Cube truly is hole-y aside, the first thing that I noticed was that the sections spun around very fluidly and I have to conclude that this is due to the interior workings. The rails inside glide so nicely that you can flick and twist this thing for two seconds and never find your way back to the original configuration. I can only assume that Rubik’s fanatics love this little design feature that can save milliseconds of record breaking times.
Naturally, the other thing that caught my eye was the gorgeous pinky/purple side that I’ve never seen on a regular Rubik’s Cube before. The colours and concentric ring design really pop and give this Cube a unique and interesting visual aesthetic. Thanks to the spinny fun of this new design and the vibrant colours, you can produce some very colourful and interesting patterns on your Cube and that’s a nice addition since this kind of pattern on a regular Cube might look a little dull.
Out of the two Cubes I’ve reviewed, I would definitely recommend The Void over the 2×2. It’s a bright, interesting variant on an old idea and is definitely a fun novelty desk toy for anyone and does, indeed, present a hole new challenge! I’ll catch you guys next time on Mint in Box!