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Truncated icosahedron or Buckeyball C60
A truncated icosahedron is an Archimedean solid, and it has 12 regular pentagonal faces, 20 regular hexagonal faces, 60 vertices and 90 edges.
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Truncated icosahedron

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Buckyball C60




A truncated icosahedron is an Archimedean solid, and it has 12 regular pentagonal faces, 20 regular hexagonal faces, 60 vertices and 90 edges.
The common soccer ball is perhaps the best-known example of a spherical polyhedron analog to the truncated icosahedron, found in everyday life. The ball comprises the same pattern of regular pentagons and regular hexagons, but it is more spherical due to the pressure of the air inside and the elasticity of the ball.
The truncated icosahedron can also be described as a model of the fullerene (C60), or "buckyball," molecule, an allotrope of elemental carbon.











There are a number of truncated icosahedron (Buckyball) MOCs out there, a survey of them is here.


The Home of Republic of Texas Navy in LEGOs is right here on MOCpages.


enjoy

kurt

Notes:
  • RTS - Republic of Texas Ship
  • RTN - Republic of Texas Navy
  • LNA - Lego Naval Architect






Comments

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  August 19, 2009
looks really good. I think using the technic 3-way prop is slick. Unfortunately, the sides are not polygons, so it's not really a polyhedron. My buckyball is a much more involved creation, but is a polyhedron. As soon as I can, I'll publish a picture.
 
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