Understanding Crazy 3x3x3 Jupiter
First, take a look at the diagram below.
You'll see that Jupiter is listed as "0", and on the picture, the white face is different to the other 5 faces. The "0" means that when you turn the white face, the center parts do not turn with the face. When you turn the other faces, the center parts do move. So they're "1" faces.
But yours may have a different colour as the "0" face. (Apparently the factory just puts them together with the correct face specification regardless of colour.) It's a good idea to make yours the same colour specifications as the original. This site will be using the correct colours. This video will show you how.
Note: The video is for earth, but the procedure is the same.
The Basic Plot
- Solve outer edges
- Solve outer corners
- Solve inner edges
- Solve inner corners (circle corners)
Step 1: Outer Edges
Do this exactly as you would for a standard Rubik's cube, using the edge piece series.
Do this exactly as you would for a standard Rubik's cube, using the corner piece series.
Step 3: Solve Inner Edges
Now that the outer corners and edges are done, it's time to solve the inner edges. To cycle inner edges, hold the cube with the white face at the front.
Here's what to do:
- Corner piece series first turn of upper face clockwise but using middle slice instead of left
- Turn cube 180° about vertical axis and then turn slice between up and down face 90° anticlockwise
- Corner piece series first turn of upper face anticlockwise but using middle slice instead of right
- Turn slice between up and down face 90° clockwise and turn cube 180°
Although this may seem difficult, it's quite simple in practice.
That procedure cycles the three inner edges from UB -> UF -> FR. That means the piece in the up-back position will move to the up-front position, which will move to the front-right position.
Using the above, we cycle our inner edges until all are solved. The video below will give you a good idea of how to do it.
Step 4: Solve Inner Corners
To cycle inner corners, hold the cube with the white face at the front.
Here's what to do:
- Corner piece series first turn of upper face clockwise
- Turn the whole cube clockwise about the vertical axis
- Corner piece series first turn of upper face anticlockwise
Using the above, we cycle our inner corners pieces (potentially 24 of them) until all are solved. Initially it's quick and easy. It's often possible to cycle 2 at a time, and occasionally, all 3. As there are less pieces to cycle, it becomes harder. When you're down to the last 5 or so, it can often be difficult to setup the pieces and keep track of what you did. The video below will give you a good idea of how to do it.
And that's it. Your Crazy 3x3x3 Jupiter is now solved. I trust this site has been helpful. If you have any questions or want some clarifications, please use the comments to do so.