The 5 Platonic solids Like

by: Gustoph Follow

This is a collection of the 5 plutonic solids that make up our entire universe. Other shapes can be made by altering and joining each of these solids, but these are the basic 5 convex polyhedra

The Tetrahedron has 4 triangular faces, 4 points and 6 edges.

The cube or Hexahedron has 6 square faces, 8 corners, and 12 edges.

The Octahedron has 8 triangular faces, 6 points, and 12 edges.

The Dodecahedron has 12 pentagonal sides, 20 points, and 30 edges

The Icosahedron has 20 triangular faces. 12 points, and 30 edges.

The next group of solids I'm going to attempt are called Archimedean solids. There are 13 of them, and they are a lot more complicated since they are made by stellateing, expanding or joining one or more plutonic solids together!


  • fayola - 1 year 1 month ago
    Have fun!!!!
  • Gustoph - 1 year 1 month ago
    Fayola I've just looked at your catalogue of creations, and they are very impressive! It's incredible what can be done with these magnets, and such a shame that they're almost impossible to buy anymore! I placed an order for some Chromatic Buckyballs today, thank goodness we're still able to get Official Buckyballs from china! I wish that supplier of official brand named magnets had a supply of Official Zens for sale tho!
  • fayola - 1 year 1 month ago
    yeah... my set is a no longer available canadian brand that is the same quality as zen magnets. Hard to find anything as good for cheap.
  • Gustoph - 1 year 1 month ago
    They aren't cheap that's for sure, but the Official Buckyballs that I just ordered are REALLY high quality! I've checked them with a micrometer and they are all exactly 5.00mm! Only thing im curious about is how long the color will last without chipping, so I've ordered a few sets and I'm going to put them through a "stress test" of sorts. If they last a couple of weeks of CONSTANT needing and use without peeling and chipping than I'll be ordering the rest of the colors too!
    I was real surprised to find a site offering Official Buckyballs. It may be a China based site, but at least I'm still able to order (without issue) official buckyballs! is the site incase your interested in looking at the stock they have for sale!