1,000 Part Rubik's Cube: $3,550 Petaminx
Move over Rubik's Cube, there's a new puzzle in town. The Petaminx.
The beautifully designed and custom built Petaminx has almost 1,000 moving parts. Peta- actually means 1,000,000,000,000,000, although that number could refer to the endless number of solutions.
Based on Andrew Cormier's design (who's known for his Teraminx), this amazing dodecahedral puzzle took over two months to complete. 30 hours of that cleaning and sanding parts, and 6 hours applying stickers (1,212 in total).
And believe it or not, the Petaminx sold on eBay for $3,550!
Puzzle Forge has the complete DIY-project construction with photos [selected pics below]. Maybe you can top this one with a Zettaminx. Maybe even a Yottaminx.
If you're more of a solver than a builder, check out these HowTo's on the less complicated Megaminx puzzle, the forerunner to the Petaminx.