Brill’s “Waterbombic Dodecahedron” (WOD 2016 #16)

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brill_0870408968_brilliantorigamiI try to choose pieces for WOD that I haven’t folded before, if possible, and to try and spread my choices around among different designers, too. Standing in front of my bookshelves and looking for things to fold this year, I realized I hadn’t folded anything by David Brill in a while, so I pulled down his book, Brilliant Origami (ISBN 0870408968, available used at Amazon) and found this piece.

Dave’s lovely website, https://brilliantorigami.com/ also has instructions for some of the pieces, including this one, here.

It’s made from 3 identical units, each made from a piece of A4 paper cut in half the long way. So I guess this is a modular piece, even though it doesn’t go together in a typical modular fashion. Instead, the units are woven through each other much like the rope goes together in a monkey’s fist knot.

270px-rhombicdodecahedronThe vertexes of the piece form a Dodecahedron – specifically, a rhombic dodecahedron, where each of the 12 faces is a rhombus – though in this version, each rhombic face is half solid, half dimpled. The way the dimples are formed is where it got its name – if you look at it another way, the vertexes where four edges meet are like the structure of a waterbomb base.

It’s very cool, fun to fold and fun to construct.

This is my 16th fold for World Origami Days 2016. What are you folding?

 

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