Diego Lago Mendoza became interested in the world-famous “Magic Cube” in 2015. Since then, the young man has gained thousands of followers on social media sites where he shares his new acquisitions and the methods to solve them as quickly as possible.
The idea of Rubik Squad was created by the young man, Diego Lago Mendoza from A Coruña whose Instagram profile has gained almost 12,000 followers so far. As the Spanish news portal El Espanol reports, Diego became interested in the Hungarian logic game in mid-2015 when he was 16 years old, and found the 3D puzzle quite relaxing. Accordingly, resolving the Magic Cube has become a hobby for him.
“A friend of mine bought one and I thought I had to improve myself. I started and did not stop until I finished it. I became interested when I found a Youtube channel of another Galician who had many cubes and tutorials on how to solve them.”– commented Diego regarding the beginnings.
Initially, he created the Instagram account to share photos of the cubes, and show the different models he collected of the popular Hungarian 3D puzzle. Rubik Squad, whose name came from a clan of the Clash of Clans video game has become so popular that Diego plans to start a Youtube channel to make his collection even more popular. The young man has many videos, including the algorithms to solve the standard 3×3, 2×2 and 4×4 cube cases; however, he only shared a few of them on YouTube due to lack of time.
Most of his followers are from South America and Asia, meanwhile, #rubiksquadofficial counts almost 12,000 followers so far.
In his collection, we can discover several types of the Magic Cube, including the typical 3×3 cubes and other modifications. There are numerous methods of solving the Rubik’s Cube, but their difficulty is not determined by the number of pieces or the shape. Diego, who has several favourite categories (2×2, 3×3, 4×4, 5×5 and 3×3 with one hand), shares some of the ways how to resolve the game on his social networks.
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According to Diego, this is quite important for this world as it provides visibility. “Let us see if people begin to understand that it is not just children’s game and that there are even tournaments in which people win valuable prizes.” – explained the young man.