I haven’t done a polyhedral in a while, and have a few partially assembled. Normally, I design and 3D print the internal connectors for my polyhedrals, but have started designing them so you can build them with just a laser. My first one of these was printed over 3 years ago, and still one of my favorites. There are great examples on this forum of other users doing this without a 3D Printer, so to fall down that rabbit hole, here is my first laser-only Pentakis Dodecahedron.
This is great. I especially appreciate you showing the assembly steps. You really did a wonderful job with numbering the connectors so you knew which pieces to attach to each. I know you could make it fancier by making decorative panels to hide the connector holes, but I really like it the way it is, sort of industrial. Thanks for sharing.
I like seeing the connector holes. I think it would look great with those showing but the numbers on the inside where you don’t see them, just the lines and connectors. Because the inside looks great, but I like the lined detail on the outside.
I can’t really take credit for the connector in the vertices idea. The 3D printed ones I’ve made use the same concept, and I use the same steps in Fusion 360 to get to the end result. Others here on the forum have done this sort of thing before I got to it. For example: