Just heading off to do the printing for the next deco gig coming up next weekend, Harvest Festival. Building the biggest lantern to date to hang inside the new pyramid at just under 4 feet tall, thinking this is going to be the coolest space to date to share the starlight ! It will also be the first time I’ve featured this form of Cumulated Cubeoctahedron, similar to the Cube-Octahedron Compound from last year
but with the points extended. Here’s the digital prototype I built in Blender:
I also decided that it would be nice to have some smaller matching Great Rhombihexacrons to distribute the energy of the central piece to all four sides of the pyramid as such:
I was feeling a bit nervous about how I planned to hold the larger piece together … wasn’t feeling so trusting of the tab systems I’ve developed for something of that scale, so I invented another method of holding the pyramids together:
One of the faces of the shape cut with the new “WeaveTab” system.
Two faces back to back held together by weaving a bamboo skewer through the tabs in a warp-woof fashion.
Excitement abound ! More photos to come