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

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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.

Lux octahedron 2

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

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A Toroidal Truncated Icosahedron

Augmented Rhombic Triaconta

The components of this toroid are sixty rhombic triacontahedra, as well as ninety rhombic prisms with lateral edges three times as long as their base edges. I made this using Stella 4d, which you can try for free at

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The Compound of Five Rhombic Dodecahedra

This is the compound of five rhombic dodecahedra, with each component shown in a different color. This is one of the few well-known polyhedral compounds which is actually more attractive with the faces hidden, and that’s what’s shown in the next image.

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I made these images using Stella 4d: Polyehdron Navigator, which you can try for free at

A Fifty-Faced Symmetrohedron Featuring Twenty Regular Hexagons and Six Squares, Along with 24 Isosceles Trapezoids

Symmetrohedra are symmetrical polyhedra which have many (but not necessarily all) faces regular. The only irregular faces in this polyhedron are the blue isosceles trapezoids.

I made this using Stella 4d: Polyhedron Navigator. You can try this program yourself, for free, at

A Rhombic Triacontahedron, Covered with Tessellations

The tessellations of the faces of this rhombic triacontahedron first appeared in my last post here. For putting the whole thing together and creating this rotating .gif, I used a program called Stella 4d. If you want to, you can try Stella for free at this website.

“Stella” is on Sale!

Stella 4d: Polyhedron Navigator is selling at 25% off to help cure the boredom of people in isolation because of COVID-19. This software is used to make almost all of the polyhedral images on this blog. Trying the program to see if you like it is free. The website to visit to try Stella is