So, my whole reason for posting this is because I'm sick and tired of there being little to none information ANYWHERE on the net (trust me, I've searched) for the new 3x3 Rubik's branded cube with the new ball core. If I am wrong then please kindly point me to a site that does speak about it but Google searches doesn't show up much at all. I know the (somewhat irritating) flash video on the home page of this site does showcase it and it shows the ball core but the edge and corner pieces are a mystery! Luckily Borginator made a nice YouTube clip about it but nowhere have I seen the thing being taken apart or what it looks like in detail on the inside!
So what I did a few weeks ago was put some silicone paste which unfortunately had a high viscosity in-between the cracks of my cube to help lubricate it. And although the method worked really well, it unfortunately made my cube feel a bit gunky inside and I could feel it wasn't as nice as what silicone spray would have made it. I searched EVERYWHERE on the net to find out if it would be possible to take the thing apart as it is extremely difficult to do so on this new cube (the old design was a piece of cake to take apart, but not this cube!)
So I decided that I was going to get it apart and clean it up even if it meant breaking it because I was prepared to buy another one if it did. I'll be completely honest here in saying that I likely will never attempt to do it again because oh my goodness did I struggle to get it apart, but even more so getting it back together again! I don't think this cube was ever designed to be taken apart but I did manage to get it right by removing one of the corner pieces. Anyway, its too difficult to describe how I did it but I will say that this is one tough mother of a cube!! This thing really is well made and its a big step up from the previous 3x3. it felt like it should've broken a few times but the plastic is super tough!
So finally, here are some picks of how this cube really looks in all its naked glory, Enjoy
Oh well, I have more pics but I can only upload 3
PS: I did get it back together again, but it took me an hour to figure it out! I'm really surprised that it didn't break
The quality is truly impressive!