Puzzle, Rubik's Revenge

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Description
This puzzle is a version of a Rubik’s Cube with each face showing a 4 X 4 square instead of the usual 3 X 3 square. This puzzle is much more complicated to solve that the traditional Rubik’s cube since there are significantly more possible arrangement introduced with the addition of more little cubes. The traditional Rubik’s cube has more than 43,000,000,000,000,000,000 (18 zeros) possible arrangements of the small cubes but Rubik’s Revenge has more than 7,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 (45 zeros) possible arrangements.
This puzzle was made in Korea and distributed by the Ideal Toy Corporation. It is among Rubik’s Cube related items from the Cube Museum, which operated in Grand Junction, Colorado, from 1988 to 1991. For more information about the 3 X 3 X 3 Rubik’s Cube and other twisting puzzles that use the same or similar mechanisms see 1987.0805.01.
Reference:
RubikZone [Number of Combinations] website.
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
1982
date made
ca 1982
maker
IDEAL TOY CORP.
place made
Taehan Min'guk
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 6.5 cm x 6.5 cm x 6.5 cm; 2 9/16 in x 2 9/16 in x 2 9/16 in
ID Number
2006.0061.06
catalog number
2006.0061.06
accession number
2006.0061
Credit Line
Gift of Cecil Smith
subject
Mathematical Recreations
Mathematics
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Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Science & Mathematics
Twisting Puzzles
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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