10 comments on “Magforming the Johnson Solids

  1. Thank you for sharing! 😀 The shapes and colors are beautiful! I want to get some! I hope you are letting your children play wuthering them!

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  4. I have constructed snub dodecahedra and posted them on Facebook at the Magformers UK page and one other Magformers page. I have also made decagons and have constructed and posted pictures of ALL the Archimedean solids. I think you and I are alike. I found a site that sells octagons, and I bought them, but that site seems to have gone away. Magformers later sent me six more octagons. But I have found another site that sells them if you want more! I have 15 decagons and am building at least 9 more so that I can construct all Archimedean solids simultaneously. I’ve also constructed many Johnson solids and some space tessellations and various Stewart toroids. I’ve compiled a list of possible builds of solids within solids—e.g. solids with various internal structures. I’d be happy to trade pics and other ideas with you, and my decagon construction technique. It’s labor-intensive but I have some ideas for making it easier.

  5. One minor mistake: The two semi-regular tilings (tessellations) that you can’t make with Magformers are those requiring dodecagons, not decagons. Of course, you know that there are no 2D tilings with decagons. Great blog. I haven’t read it all yet, but will enjoy doing so! Thanks!

      • Now THAT would be an insane project. Alas, no; the only payoff would be to build those last two uniform 2D tilings. Well, they would look pretty cool, too. But for now, there’s just not enough incentive for that massive undertaking. Some time in the future, if I can find an easy way to mold or 3D print them, then I’ll put dodecagons on the project list!

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