# How To Solve the Megaminx Last Layer Easy

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Easy Megaminx Layer by Layer Beginner Method Tutorial: Video

## First you must: Learn how to Fail properly

How to Learn & Understand

Solve the Megaminx Last Layer in 4 steps
Step 1) [EO] Orient the Edges forming the Gray Star
Step 2) [CO] Orient the Corners to get all the Grays facing up
Step 3) [EP] Permute the Edges by positioning them in the correct location
Step 4) [CP] Permute the Corners by placing them in the correct location

This Megaminx “Clock” is used to display positions and pieces relative to a 3×3 Rubik’s Cube. Zero (0) o’clock being the 5th sided Edge Piece we will ignore when using 3×3 algorithms to solve the Megaminx.

Beginner Method Megaminx Algorithms (IM below):
EO Edge Orientation – (Line) F R U R’ U’ F’
CO Corner Orientation – R’ D’ R D
EP Edge Permutation – R2 U2 R2’ U R2 U2 R2’
CP Corner Permutation – R’ D’ R  –  R’ D R  (for reference but just use logic)

Megaminx Nomenclature / Terms:
EO:  Edge Orientation
CO:  Corner Orientation
EP:  Edge Permutation
CP:  Corner Permutation

Arrow:  EO Case 1
12/0/9:  EO Case 2
0:  Zero – EO Case3
12/6:  2 Edges at 12 o’clock & 6 o’clock (EP Case 1)
2AE:  2 Adjacent Edges (EP Case 2)
1E:  1 Edge (EP Case 3)

S#:  Step #  (example S1 = Step 1)
C#:  Case #  (example C1 = Case 1)

BM:  Beginner Method
IM:  Intermediate Method
LL:  Last Layer

CW:  Clockwise
CCW:  Counter Clockwise (Anti Clockwise)

TS:  Troubleshoot
PSA:  Public Service Announcement

Solve Megaminx Last Layer in 4 Steps
4 Look LL  (Four Look Last Layer)
2 Look OLL  (Two Look Orient Last Layer)
2 Look PLL  (Two Look Permute Last Layer)

## Step 1) [EO] Orient the Edges forming the Gray Star

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Step 1) [EO / Edge Orientation] First we need to Orient the Last Layer Edges forming the Gray Star on the Top of the Megaminx.

There are only 3 possible Cases or configurations of Edges on the Last Layer of the Megaminx and we can solve all three with the same 3×3 “Line” Algorithm F R U R’ U’ F’

Case 1: Arrow. Edges forming an Arrow pointing to the right, equivalent to 3×3 “Line”
Case 2: 12/0/9. Edges at 12 o’clock, 0 o’clock & 9’oclock, equivalent to 3×3 “12/9”
Case 3: 0 (Zero). One Edge the the Zero o’clock position, equivalent to 3×3 “Dot”

Solve Megaminx [EO] Cases Beginner Method
Case 1 solved holding the Arrow pointing to the right, perform the 3×3 “Line” Algorithm F R U R’ U F’
Case 2 solved holding the Edges at 12/0/9 o’clock positions, perform the 3×3 “Line” Algorithm to create the Arrow the perform “Line” Alg again to solve.
Case 3 solved holding the Edge at Zero o’clock, perform the 3×3 “Line” Algorithm to create the Arrow. Turn Arrow to the right then perform “Line” Alg again to solve.

Solve Megaminx [EO] Cases Intermediate Method
Case 1 solve same
Case 2 solve with inverse of the “Line” Alg (the 3×3 “12/9” Alg) F U’ R U’ R’ F’
Case 3 solve with “Dot” alg

We now have the Last Layer Edges Oriented forming the Gray Star.

## Step 2) [CO] Orient the Corners: Grays facing up

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Solve Megaminx [CO] with Beginner Method
Solve all 16 Megaminx CO Cases without any Algorithms

Solve Megaminx [CO] with Intermediate Method
16 Cases solved with just a few Algorithms most of which used on the Rubik’s 3×3

## Step 4) [CP] Permute the Corners In Correct Position

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This Megaminx Tutorial is a full comprehensive guide teaching you the fundamentals and concepts required for you to understand how to Solve the Megaminx Last Layer.  For a shorter Tutorial just demonstrating the steps see “Megaminx Last Layer: 4 Easy Steps RECAP”

Solve the Megaminx Last Layer in 4 steps.
Step 1) [EO] Orient the Edges forming the Gray Star
Step 2) [CO] Orient the Corners to get all the Grays facing up
Step 3) [EP] Permute the Edges by positioning them in the correct location
Step 4) [CP] Permute the Corners by placing them in the correct location

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2. Kate Middleton on January 16, 2021 at 9:33 am

Hi Kevin,

I got a Megaminx this week and am very excited to start to learn how to solve it.

I used the instructions that came with it to get me to the last layer, but their instruction on that were really poor. I then found your video and really related to it, as I want to be able to learn to solve the puzzle intuitively and not just learning by rote.

In your video you refer to a beginners megaminx tutorial and there is a picture of it on your website. However the link always takes me to the last layer tutorial!

Best wishes,

Kate

• Kevin Gittemeier on January 16, 2021 at 2:03 pm

Edit 2023_04_03 Megaminx Layer by Layer Beginner Method Tutorial: https://youtu.be/iAf8zbq0HH8 .

Thank you,
The Beginner Method pictured was not completed, see below.
I will be doing a Megaminx solve walkthrough video showing my beginner method on a stickerless GAN next tutorial (this week hopefully).

I didn’t complete the Beginner Method Megaminx Tutorial because the Gray top stickers were hard to distinguish from the black plastic and didn’t show well on video. Also these cheap cubes didn’t turn well and were difficult to demonstrate on for the tutorial.

All the stickered Megaminxs where purchased in full by me with the hope that the video revenue would pay for them.

I decided to try white Megaminx’s but due to the initial cost I only purchased enough to do the Last Layer Tutorial and once that video earned enough I would purchase more and complete the Beginner Method Tutorial with white Megaminxs.

Unfortunately the tutorial is not earning enough to purchase any new Megaminxs so I will do a walkthrough solve on the GAN Megaminx.

The first puzzle tutorial I did “How to Solve Rubik’s Cube…” https://youtu.be/9spDGBeWl1o was successful but with changes in YouTube’s algorithms and increased competition, unfortunately none of the other tutorials have been successful. Some have been flagged and restricted as ‘inappropriate” etc. Youtube would later fix the issues but once that happens the video is already in the trash bin and won’t get recommended.

So from here on out, it will probably just be shorter tutorials (not full comprehensive) until I can figure out YouTube’s algorithm and get better performance on the videos.

Subscriptions, Likes, Comments and Shares go a long way to support the channel and give me negotiation with companies to donate towards a tutorial.

I will post a link here to the Megaminx walkthrough solve video once I complete it.

• Kevin Gittemeier on April 3, 2023 at 4:48 pm

Here is the Megaminx Layer by Layer Beginner Method Tutorial: https://youtu.be/iAf8zbq0HH8 .
Let me know what you think.

3. Kevin Gittemeier on April 3, 2023 at 4:50 pm

Megaminx Layer by Layer Beginner Method Tutorial: https://youtu.be/iAf8zbq0HH8 .

4. Anonymouse on September 22, 2023 at 9:07 am

Did you have a stroke writing step 4? I have a kilominx solved up to permuting the last layer (all the grays are facing up) & I was looking for some sort of universal algorithm or a corner piece swap algorithm.

Could you fix step 4 please?