Guinness World Records has been travelling around Europe filming some of the continent’s most astonishing record holders.

In Belfort, France, Guinness World Records’ video team paid a visit to puzzle designer Grégoire Pfennig, who built the world’s Largest order Rubik’s / magic cube in 2017.

The 33x33x33 cube has 6,153 moveable parts and weighs 3.15 kg (6.59 lb) – around 22 times heavier than a standard Rubik’s cube.

It took Greg approximately 205 hours of work to complete and 20 g (0.7 oz) of superglue to attach the numerous stickers.

Making the largest order rubiks cube

If it took that long to build, you can only image how long it would take to solve!

Grégoire has been designing his own magic cubes and "twisty puzzles" for eight years – but hadn’t made anything on this scale before.

"I wanted to create something that would really surprise my fans on YouTube, and that would really challenge me difficulty-wise," said the Greg’s Puzzles owner.

"I'd always dreamed of breaking a world record as a child so I really wanted to cross this achievement off my bucket list - and this was the best way I knew how!"

"I designed the puzzle itself and the parts were 3D-printed in Nylon by a company called 3DPrintFabriek. When I received the parts, I dyed them black using RIT Dye and then assembled the puzzle."

largest order rubiks cube

Previously the largest order magic cube was 17x17x17 squares large and consisted of 1,539 parts. It was created by Oskar van Deventer (Netherlands) back in 2011.

A lot of talented puzzle solvers have broken records recently, such as Feliks Zemdegs, who smashed the iconic Fastest time to solve a Rubik's cube record, and Chinese teenager Que Jianyu, who managed to unscramble three cubes while juggling them.

Check out the Guinness World Records: Science & Stuff book to read more.

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