This beauty appeared unexpectedly when I was playing around with polyhedra related to the icosahedron and dodecahedron, using *Stella 4d: Polyhedron Navigator*. You can try this program for yourself, free, at http://www.software3d.com/Stella.php.

# Tag Archives: rhombicosidodecahedron

# The Thirty Squares of a Rhombicosidodecahedron

I made this by hiding the pentagons and triangles of a rhombicosidodecahedron, then putting the remaining faces, all squares, into “rainbow color mode.” I did this using *Stella 4d: Polyhedron Navigator*, which you can try for free right here.

# Thirty Golden Rectangles

I built this from a rhombicosidodecahedron while playing with *Stella 4d: Polyhedron Navigator*. You can try this program for free at http://www.software3d.com/Stella.php.

# Twenty Rhombicosidodecahedra, Surrounding an Icosahedron

I made this using *Stella 4d: Polyhedron Navigator*, a program you can try for free at http://www.software3d.com/Stella.php.

# A Dodecahedron Made of Lux Blox . . . or Is It a Rhombicosidodecahedron?

This is the third polyhedral model I’ve built with Lux Blox, and the first to use the Lux trigons (the black pieces) which were added to the Lux system in 2017. If you view this polyhedron as having orange pentagonal faces, white edges, and black vertices, it’s a dodecahedron. On the other hand, it can be seen as having orange pentagonal faces, white square faces, and black triangular faces, in which case this is a rhombicosidodecahedron.

Lots of us are stuck inside because of COVID-19, and a set of Lux Blox is the perfect tool (or toy, if you prefer) to avoid boredom while we wait this thing out. You can find Lux for sale at www.luxblox.com, and delivery is fast.

# A Pyramid-Augmented Rhombicosidodecahedron

All of the edges of this polyhedron have the same length. I made it using *Stella 4d: Polyhedron Navigator*, which you can try for free at this website.

# A Faceting of the Rhombicosidodecahedron

I made this faceting of the rhombicosidodecahedron using *Stella 4d: Polyhedron Navigator*. You can try this program out, for free, at http://www.software3d.com/Stella.php.

# Four Rhombicosidodecahedra Surrounding a Tetrahedron

I made this using *Stella 4d*, which you can try for free at http://www.software3d.com/Stella.php.

# Simulated Geomag Rhombicosidodecahedron

This rhombicosidodecahedron appears to be made from Geomag pieces, but, in reality, it was made virtually using a program called *Stella 4d*. You may try *Stella*, for free, at http://www.software3d.com/Stella.php.

# The Dual of a Geodesic Rhombicosidodecahedron

This polyhedron has, as faces, a dozen regular pentagons, thirty rhombi, and sixty irregular heptagons. I made this using *Stella 4d*, which is available as a free trial download at http://www.software3d.com/Stella.php.