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Rubik’s Dream 360 – Henry Harrius

Product description : Rubik’s Cubeeeeeeeeee, again, but the search for the holy grail is still occurring right now ! Henry has produced an amazing gimmick which will allow your spectator to shuffle the cube, you place it in a bag, show it, then just by removing it from the bag, the cube is now solved and you can show all 6 sides. And best of all, you can twist the first layer of the cube, which adds realism to the whole thing ! You now understand why the 360 thing after “Rubik’s Dream”. But is this worth your money ? Let’s find out together !

Price and where to buy it : This is sold at $155 and you can find it on Vanishing Inc website : https://www.vanishingincmagic.com/magic/......edition/

What you get : You get a very nicely made box, with the name of trick printed in a metallic bronze ink, very elegant. Inside, you’ll get a small card with the link so you can watch the explanation video, which is about 70 minutes long. You get several routines included in it, it’s well shot and I think the Akira Solve taught at the end is worth the video alone, it’s such an amazing 1 second solve with a regular cube. But of course, you want to know how the gimmick looks like ? If you had Rubik’s Dream, it’s the same quality which means it’s amazing ! The gimmick is really well made, with a custom built-in locking mechanism. The gimmick looks like a real cube, a bit bigger (because of the way it works) but will fool any of your laymen or magician friend. You also get a regular RD cube, and some additional gimmicks so you can customize your main gimmick and modify a bit the cube so the locking mechanism can work properly. The cube is 57 mm so it’s big enough so everyone can see it. Overall, for the price asked, I’m very happy with the quality, Henry shows again that he produces professional products.

Teaser : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ls89efk2g0Y

THE CONS :
• You can only let the audience hold onto it casually for a short period, since it is not a gimmick that is “examinable”. But there is no need since they can twist themselves the first layer, they will be convinced it’s a real cube.
• The gimmick is a little bit heavier and thicker than another release called “Easy Cube” by Axel Hecklau, so the difference of size between the cube which is shuffled and the gimmick is a little bit more important with RD360 than Easy Cube. But both will fool any laymen or magician, this is just to let you know.
• You have to use RD cube, which can be bought for like $8 on Vanishing Inc, because they are 57 mm and they will match the gimmick perfectly.

THE PROS :
• First of all, I want to talk to you about the Akira Solve which is a solve taught in the video. It’s a 1 second solve done with both hands, it looks amazing and only uses one regular cube. This is worth the video alone I think. I also like that there is a part in the video which is dedicated to the use of other things than a paper bag (such as a silk or other things).
• The gimmick is really amazing, it looks so real, it would fool anyone who’s not aware of this concept. It’s really a major breakthrough in Rubik’s Cube magic.
• Being able to show all 6 sides is amazing, even if the 5 sides of Rubik’s Dream was very good, this is a bit better in my opinion.
• But that doesn’t mean that RD360 is better than RD, I love my mini rubik’s cube shell because I can do a matching effect without paper bag ! I also thing having both RD and RD360 can open up the possibilities of routines.
• I love the part where the spectator can remove the cube themselves from the bag.
• The locking mechanism is a big plus in my opinion, it is not needed when you are pulling out the cube from the bag but very useful when you want the spectator to remove the cube from the bag.

Overall rating : I think this is a very good release, I may consider adding it to my cube magic because I always wanted to involve the spectator a bit more, I like them to experience magic and with RD360, it’s close to real magic ! 4/4 hearts.

As for the difficulty level, there is no major difficulty, you just have to get used to the gimmick so you can use it in a clean way, I would say 2/5 stars.

Similar products : Easy Cube by Axel Hecklay is similar, but also different in a way.

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Question: Alex referred elsewhere that the gimmick is better defined as "holding" rather than "locking," which he described "Easy Cube" as being. What is your view on this?
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Nope, it's a real locking system, you can pick up the gimmick by any side and nothing would move, you can throw it in the air, roll it on the table without any problem Smile
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