How to assemble a 3x3 cube
Assembling a 3x3 speed cube can be super frustrating if it's the first one you have ever done. However, with a little help, it's super easy. A 3x3 speed cube has 8 corners and 12 edges with 6 centers pieces built around a core. When assembling your cube, ensure that your core has atleasy 5 centers on it.
If your core has 6 centers pieces still screwed into it, that's also completely fine.
To make the assembly process a little easier, you can undo the screw (or GES nut if assembling a GAN cube) under one of the center caps (if following us and starting with the white face, loosen the screw under the yellow cap 2 or 3 turns).
Place the core on the table white face up
Insert 2 edges pieces (W/G and W/R)
Turn the core upside down
Pop the R/G/W corner in place
Insert the G/O/W corner
Insert the O/W edge
Again, insert theO/B/W corner
Insert the B/W edge
Insert the last B/R/W corner
That's 1 layer done :D
Pop the B/R edge piece in
Pop the R/G edge piece in
Pop the G/O edge piece in
Pop the O/B edge piece in
Pop the yellow center cap off
Slightly loosen the screw/GES nut
Place 1 edge pieces (Y/G)
Fit the Y/R/G Corner piece
Fit the Y/R edge piece
Now fit the Y/B/R corner
Fit the Y/O/B corner
Fit the last corner piece next
Turn the top layer 45° (as shown)
Carefully fit the last edge piece
Turn the top layer back to 'solved'
Don't forget to tighten the screw again
We hope you had some fun and learnt a little bit about building/reassembling a 3x3 speed cube. Like we said at the beginning of this tutorial, it's super easy but can stressful if you're new to cubing. Check out our other 3x3 Rubik's cube walkthroughs.