# An Octahedron Made of Lux Blox

This is the first model I built with Lux Blox, a modeling-system I’ve been checking out. If you’d like to try Lux for yourself, the website to visit to get them is https://www.luxblox.com/.

This is an octahedron with an edge length of two. The eight triangular faces are blue, while the edges of the octahedron are orange. Apart from their colors, all these pieces are identical — the basic Lux block, also known as a Lux square. With just this one block, you can build literally millions of things. I’m into polyhedra, so that’s what I’ll be building a lot of, but someone obsessed with dinosaurs could build models of those, as well. Lux Blox are that versatile.

The images above and below show the same Lux polyhedron, viewed from different angles.

# Sixteen {7/2} Star Heptagons

Two of the heptagrams are centered in the middle, while the other fourteen are smaller, and form a ring around the two in the center.

# Ten Pentagrams

The ten pentagrams meet at a common vertex in the center.

# Fourteen Heptagrams

The fourteen heptagrams, also known as {7/3} star heptagons, meet at a common vertex in the center of the whole diagram. I did the math using Geometer’s Sketchpad, and then colored the result using MS-Paint.

# Spectral Icosahedra

Stella 4d: Polyhedron Navigator has a “put models on vertices” function which I used to build this cluster of 61 icosahedra. If you’d like to try this software for yourself, there is a free trial download available at http://www.software3d.com/Stella.php.

# Spectral Cubes

Stella 4d: Polyhedron Navigator has a “put models on vertices” function which I used to build this cluster of cubes. If you’d like to try this software for yourself, there is a free trial download available at http://www.software3d.com/Stella.php.

# Spectral Dodecahedra

Stella 4d: Polyhedron Navigator has a “put models on vertices” function which I used to build this cluster of 101 dodecahedra. If you’d like to try this software for yourself, there is a free trial download available at http://www.software3d.com/Stella.php.

# Spectral Octahedra

Stella 4d: Polyhedron Navigator has a “put models on vertices” function which I used to build this complex of octahedra. If you’d like to try this software for yourself, there is a free trial version available at http://www.software3d.com/Stella.php.