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”.
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.
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.