The LBL Method or the Layer by Layer Method is a popular beginner method for solving the Rubik's Cube®.

Layer by Layer (LBL)
LBL-Cross finished

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The crossEdit

LBL-Cross finished

Cross finished

The cross is the first step of LBL. It is done intuitivly. First, hold the cube so the white center piece in on top. Optimally, all crosses can be solved in eight moves or less, but that will take some practicing. Trial and error is how you learn this step.


If any of the following conditions occur, the captions have the moves for the edge piece to be oriented.

LBL-Cross hint 1

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