Fans of the Rubik’s Cube will be pleased to hear that a new pop up experience will be appearing in London this week.
Rubik’s will be aiming to create a truly immersive experience for cube enthusiasts, as the 40th anniversary of the cube becoming toy of the year approaches.
Since the launch of the Rubik’s Cube in 1980, an estimated 450 million cubes have been sold globally. It has become an instantly recognisable symbol of fun, aptitude and creative endeavour due to its iconic, colourful design, and continues to appeal to people of all ages and cultures.
The new interactive pop-up experience will feature activities demonstrating the creative impact of the intriguing cube. and a mosaic of HRH Queen Elizabeth II using 1,800 limited edition Rubik’s Cubes.
Designed by Norwegian cube artist, @Cubearting, the artwork of the Queen will be assembled with the help of visitors, and is hoped to break the current Guinness World Record for the most individuals contributing to a single Rubik’s Cube mosaic.
The UK speedcubing champion, George Scholey, along with other cubers, will be in attendance to teach novices how to crack the cube’s code.
Magician Taran Harvey-Chadwick, who is a regular performer at the Magic Palace, will be present to perform spellbinding close-up Rubik’s Cube tricks. And face-painters from Glamour Van will be adding a touch of cubic-style tribal colour.
As the design of black cabs is an iconic element of London’s landscape, two taxis wrapped with Rubik’s Cube designs will be used as mobile venues for the first ever Carpool Cubeioke. Guests will learn the skills of solving a Rubik’s Cube in a liveried cab whilst being chauffeured past the architectural landmarks of London.
When: 1st & 2nd October 2019, from 10am
Where: 9-11 Short’s Gardens, Seven Dials, Covent Garden, London WC2H 9AT
£: Free admission
More info: www.rubiks.com/en-uk