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Lego Polyhedrons (Truncated Icosahedron & Dodecahedron)
Hero Factory 90617 parts can form sphere-like balls!
About this creation
LEGO® HERO FACTORY/ TECHNIC POLYHEDRONS

I was inspired by the Lego® DODECAHEDRON made by Aanchir using Lego® Digital Designer (LDD). Hero Factory parts can be clipped together to form sphere-like objects called POLYHEDRONS. With REAL Lego® pieces, I made my own Dodecahedron (which has 12 ea. Pentagons connected together).

The small, black-and-red Dodecahedron measures 6 inches (15 cm) in diameter. It uses 60 ea. 90617 “Hero Factory Arm / Leg with Ball Joint and Ball Socket” parts to form the 12 ea. Pentagons, and 30 ea. Grey 61053 “Technic, Axle and Pin Connector 2 x 5 with Two Ball Joint Sockets, Closed Sides” to connect them.

One can get bulk 90617 parts on Lego® Pick-A-Brick by looking at the “Figure Parts, Ball W. Guides” category. PAB calls the 90617 part “Beam B 5M Ball/Cup ɸ10.2”.

The larger black-and-orange polyhedron is called a TRUNCATED ICOSAHEDRON which has 12 ea. Pentagons and 20 ea. Hexagons connected together. It measures 10.5 inches (27 cm) in diameter. The Truncated Icosahedron is commonly known as the old-style “Soccer Ball” pattern. I used 180 ea. Black 90617 Hero Factory parts (bought in bulk from PAB) to form the pentagons and hexagons, and connected them with 90 ea. orange 47296 “Technic, Axle and Pin Connector 2 x 5 with Two Ball Joint Sockets”. Although the sphere-like polyhedron is a bit “lumpy”, it is very strong and is larger than a basketball.

Jason Rossitto made other Lego® polyhedrons using LDD. You can make your own!




Comments

 I like it 
  November 17, 2013
nice convex polyhedra!
 I like it 
  February 29, 2012
Hi! Thanks for your comment on my RC truck. I have already tried the clutch gear, but it was stronger, than the the part of the steering mechanism under the cabin. But I found out an other method after posting the truck, but it is secret now. Maybe I will use it in the far future in an oter model. Nowadays I'm very busy... :)
 I like it 
  August 24, 2011
Hey...I'd like to see some more polyhedrons too! Those are wonderful! :)
David Luders
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  July 1, 2011
Are you still "alive"? I'd be happy to see more Technic polyhedra.
 I like it 
  May 16, 2011
Creative work!
 I made it 
  May 16, 2011
Quoting El Barto ! So, this is like math or something, right? Excellent builds! How about a BuckyBall? I had made one out of my organic chemistry set in the early 90s, but I took it apart to build a robot instead. Great work here, Dude!
RTN LNA has made a fine Lego "Buckyball" C60 model here on MOCpages -- do a search for "C60" on this site and it will pop up.
 I like it 
  May 15, 2011
So, this is like math or something, right? Excellent builds! How about a BuckyBall? I had made one out of my organic chemistry set in the early 90s, but I took it apart to build a robot instead. Great work here, Dude!
 I made it 
  May 15, 2011
Quoting Andrew Rose Just an idea: could you use these to make a folds-into-a-ball Bohrok revamp?
Perhaps you could, but I would use the 90608 "Hero Factory Arm / Leg with Ball Joint on Axle and Ball Socket and Pin Hole" parts also sold on Lego Pick-A-Brick. The 90608 allows for a much tighter fold (such as a triangle) that is not possible with the 90617 parts.
  May 15, 2011
Just an idea: could you use these to make a folds-into-a-ball Bohrok revamp?
 
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