Message #2324

From: Andrey <>
Subject: Re: 120 cell
Date: Sun, 08 Jul 2012 17:25:59 -0000

For me it was about 60-72 hours of pure time (almost the same time as for 3^7) - and it was with active usage of macros and automatic undo of setup sequences. Calendar time of solve - about two months.

Solving without macros is possible (layer by layer). But you should completely understand geometry of 120-cell (to know what twists are safe at the current moment). I haven’t try it, solved only 4 cells of 120 by that method.


— In, "axith11" <axith11@…> wrote:
> I have noticed that there’s 157ish recorded people who have solved the 3^4. I know that solving the megaminx (the 3d version of the 120 cell) is virtually the same as solving the 3^3. I don’t see how the 120 cell could possibly do anything that the 3^4 can’t as far as piece placement and orientation. So you could apply Roice’s solution to the 3^4 to the 120 cell, though there’s only a half dozen recorded people to solve the behemoth of a puzzle.
> So I’d like to know, how long did it take these people to solve the 120 cell?