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2018/91/1 Puzzle, 'Rubik's Cube', inside packaging, plastic, designed by Erno Rubik, Budapest, Hungary, manufactured by Ideal Leisure P/L Australia, made in Taiwan, c. 1985. Click to enlarge.

Rubik's Cube puzzle in packaging designed by Erno Rubik

Designed
The Rubik's Cube, a mechanical puzzle, was invented by Erno Rubik, born 1944 in Budapest, Hungary. At the time he was working as a professor of architecture at the Budapest Academy of Applied Arts and searching for a way to teach his students about 3D movement. His first cube was made of wood, rubber bands, paper clips and brightly coloured stickers. It was patented in 1975 and first sold as 'Buvos Kocka' or the 'Magic Cube' in a Budapest toy shop in 1977. It was later licenced to and …

Summary

Object No.

2018/91/1

Object Statement

Puzzle, 'Rubik's Cube', inside packaging, plastic, designed by Erno Rubik, Budapest, Hungary, manufactured by Ideal Leisure P/L Australia, made in Taiwan, c. 1985

Physical Description

A cube shaped puzzle with six sides in its original packaging. Each side comprises nine stickers of a solid colour - white, red, blue, orange, green and yellow, respectively. The puzzle can be twisted and the stickers moved vertically or horizontally. The packaging comprises a clear plastic lid and black plastic base, held together with a black and gold-coloured paper label.

Dimensions

Height

80 mm

Production

Made

Notes

This Rubik's Cube and packaging was made under licence by Ideal Leisure P/L Australia in Taiwan during the 1980s.

Source

Credit Line

Purchased 2009

Acquisition Date

27 September 2018

Cite this Object

Harvard

Rubik's Cube puzzle in packaging designed by Erno Rubik 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 17 October 2021, <https://ma.as/562992>

Wikipedia

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