I bought an imitation Rubik’s Cube at the 100 yen store the other day on a bit of a whim and for some reason got all addicted to it. I managed to solve it once and then today when taking the kids to Yamada Denki to play some games, I ended up buying myself a proper one. It cost about 1500 yen which is actually pretty high, but it is nice. The cheap one was feeling like it would fall apart already and it was an utter pain to spin.
Anyhow, I was messing around with my new cube while the kids were playing and ended up solving it a couple more times. The first time it took me about an hour, the next about ten minuets. Last time I did it I was down to about three and a half.
Note by the way the fastest guys in the world can do it in under six seconds!