Hi, I’m Louisa and this is Abagail, Anna and Elizabeth.
These were all inspired by @pubultrastar’s exploration into a set of shapes in the app Stella. I decided to see if I could do some similar shapes with a pure laser construction, and this is what resulted.
Louisa: This is a stellated rhombic dodecahedron, an interesting shape I hadn’t seen before.
Puppy nose for scale.
Abagail: I decided to go a little further and did a true stellated regular dodecahedron.
You have to weave the pieces together as you assemble, it’s tricky.
Anna: This is a dodecadodecahedron, basically a stellated dodecahedron nested inside a simple dodecahedron. This is much harder to assemble than the others, the process of weaving the pieces was really tricky to figure out.
It took several hours to assemble… if I did it again I’d be faster, but figuring it out was hard.
Elizabeth: A variant on a stellated dodecahedron, this one was much simpler to build – You just need to thread the faces between each other as you go. Definitely the easiest to construct.
It’s hard to tell from this but this one is also the most open of the structures, which I like. Was going for something with a bit more breathing room.
And here is the whole family. A banana for scale, but this is an imperial banana, which is about 1.3 metric bananas. (Read: it was a big banana. Anna (on right) is 10" point to point)