493: FuseBall

They say “many hands make light work” and they (whoever “they” are) are quite correct:493FuseBallManyHands

My pastoral care group (the Mighty Magee F) and I folded Tomoko Fuse’s Icosahedron Kasudama, as part of a “getting to know you” exercise to start off the year, with the theme “the sum of the parts is greater than the individual”.493FuseBallConstruct

60 units, various (unplanned) colours combine to make a spikey ball that is quite beautiful – great work team.493FuseBall

I wish I could remember where I saw the module plan, and had NO idea how many bits we needed (because all I memorised was how to fold the unit), so it was a bit of an experiment, but worked out beautifully in the end.

I must admit (shhhhh) to the use of a little glue to keep the units together (metaphorically, conversation and mutual respect are the glue of a successful social group, something i hope I am trying to foster) but in reality I did not want it to fall to bits when first dropped.493FuseBallScale

Structurally it resulted in a very sturdy structure that ended up being thrown around the room without incident. technically, it is a stellated icosahedron – each face is 5 bunches of 3 – lovely geometry really.

Fuse is a master of unit geometry – I like that her units lock together so positively. If this was a display model I would not have needed to glue it. It marks the beginning of a new year, with a slightly different team but a lovely bunch of chaps none the less.

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