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Small rhombicuboctahedron


The polyhedron is obtained on the basis of the operation of mathematical expansion (for more detail, No. 21 of the Magic Edges).

A small rhombicuboctahedron is a semi-regular convex polyhedron with two properties:
1. All faces are regular polygons of two types - triangle and square;
2. For any pair of vertices, there is a symmetry of the polyhedron (that is, a motion that translates the polyhedron into itself) that transforms one vertex to another.


The small rhombicuboctahedron is one of the 13 solids of Archimedes.

Archimedean solids are semiregular polyhedra in the sense that their faces are regular polygons, but they are not the same, while the condition of one of the types of spatial symmetry (tetrahedral, octahedral or icosahedral) is preserved.

Small rhombicuboctahedron shape net


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To assemble a small rhombicuboctahedron, you will need to print out a scan on a regular A4 sheet. Download net
For printing, you can use both white and colored paper.

If you are using a color printer, then we suggest downloading a color net of a small rhombicuboctahedron.

Download net

Video. Build a polyhedron from a single net

This video from our partners, the ART KOSEKOMA team, clearly demonstrates how the pattern is converted into a geometric shape:

Small rhombicuboctahedron from the set "Magic Edges"

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To assemble polyhedra, we can offer you ready-made patterns that are cut and folded.
To do this, you need to use the details of the set Magic Edges 21. In addition, in the release itself you will find information about the structure of the polyhedron.

The rotation of the finished polyhedron assembled from these parts:
Detailed assembly from Andrei Lomakin (youtube channel - Sekretmastera Paper crafts)


Detailed assembly from Alexei Zhigulev (youtube channel - Origami)



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