It might look easy but don’t be fooled – it is still a challenge. The 2x2x2 Rubik’s Cube consists of 8 corner cubes and works in the same way as its bigger brother – the Rubik’s Cube. As it is smaller than the traditional Rubik’s cube, it can easily be slipped into a pocket or bag, making it the perfect item to take on a bus, train or airplane. It also makes a great present for younger puzzle enthusiasts who might not be ready for a fully-fledged 3x3x3 Rubik’s Cube.
The Rubik's Cube was invented in 1974 by Hungarian professor of architecture, Ernő Rubik. A widespread international interest in the cube began in 1980, which soon developed into a global craze. On June 5, 1982, the first world championship was held in Budapest, Hungary.