Truncated Octahedron (Technic Sphere)




This "Truncated Octahedron" ( ) is made of only four different Lego Technic parts.  They form a sphere shape having 6 square sides and 8 hexagonal sides.  One needs 12 ea. #32014 "Technic, Axle and Pin Connector Angled #6 - 90 degrees" (  ), 12 ea. #2780 "Technic, Pin with Friction Ridges Lengthwise WITH Center Slots" ( ), 12 ea. #15100 Technic "Technic, Pin with Friction Ridges Lengthwise and Pin Hole" (  ), and 12 ea. #10197 "Technic, Axle and Pin Connector Hub with 2 Perpendicular Axles" (  ) parts.  It is a bit tricky to press the last two modular sides into the sphere shape, but with persistence it can be done in a few minutes.  The LDD .lxf Building Instructions file is for the completed Truncated Octahedron in the center, and does not contain the "extra" parts shown to the left and right.
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Name Truncated Octahedron (Technic Sphere)
Designer DLuders
Designed 2017
Inventory 48 parts
Theme Sculptures
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