To celebrate the Rubik's Cube's 40th anniversary, Japanese toymaker Megahouse is releasing a very special record-shattering Rubik's Cube.

Ultra-Precision Miniature Metal Rubik's Cube

The 極小ルービックキューブ-0.99cm超精密金属製 (Ultra-Precision Miniature Metal Rubik's Cube) is the world's smallest functioning Rubik's Cube at 0.99 cm wide and comes with a price tag of 198,000 JPY (the equivalent of $1,880 USD at today's rate).

The Ultra-Precision Miniature Metal Rubik's Cube was developed by Megahouse with the cooperation of Iriso Seimitsu Co., Ltd., which specializes in metal precision processing. Each side of the cube measures precisely 0.99cm (excluding the thickness of the ink printed on the face).

This is the world's smallest official Rubik's Cube product. The parts are molded in accordance with the structure of the original Rubik's cube, so you can actually play with it. In addition, each company's logo is engraved on three of the sides [white (silver) side: Rubik's Cube, red side: Iriso Seimitsu Co., Ltd., blue side: Mega House Co., Ltd.].

Product Information

  • Name (JP): 商品名:極小ルービックキューブ-0.99cm超精密金属製-
  • Name (EN): Ultra-Precision Miniature Metal Rubik's Cube
  • Price: 180,000 + tax (domestic shipping within Japan included)
  • Set contents: Rubik's Cube, base
  • Ages: From 15 up
  • Rubik's Cube size: 0.99 cm cubed (excluding thickness of ink)
  • Base size: W 5 cm (1.97") x D 4.5 cm (1.77") x H 3 cm (1.18")
  • Weight: Rubik's Cube approx. 2 g (0.07 oz), Base approx 128 g (4.51 oz)
  • Official Product Website

In Japan, reservations will be accepted on the official Megahouse online shopping site "Mega House Toy Market" from September 23rd, 2020, and will be shipped from the end of December. They also plan to expand sales to overseas markets later this autumn.

If you live in the Kanto area of Japan, you can see the Ultra-Precision Miniature Metal Rubik's Cube for yourself at "RUBIK’S CUBE 40 Exhibition" to be held from September 24th to November 9th at the Hungary Cultural Institute in the Azabujuban neighborhood of Tokyo. For details, see the exhibition website here.

By - Ben K.