Toronto-based Cube Works Studio recently set a new Guinness World Record by building the world’s largest Rubik’s Cube Mosaic from 80,940 cubes! Standing over 13 feet high and 200 feet wide, the artwork recreates the skyline of Macau, China. It was installed on the Macau waterfront just outside Hong Kong in December.
Cube Studio Works collaborated with international teams to design a mosaic made entirely of small Rubik’s cubes. By twisting each of the 80,940 cubes, the artists have recreated Macau’s skyline and showcased different local landmarks. The process was based on the digital transformation of art paintings and photos into pixel art that was then assembled on site by a team of 20 people.
This is the third time that Cube Works Studio has designed and assembled the world’s largest Rubik’s Cube mosaic. Some of the their other record-breaking pieces include a large recreation of the Sistine Chapel’s centerpiece made of over 12,000 Rubik’s Cubes and a 4,050 Rubik’s Cube replica of the Last Supper. Plans are in motion for even bigger projects in the months to come.