Made of 60 septagons (5 to a star, 12 stars connected like a dodecahedron). The inward and outward pointing points were built up to points after the stars were put together. It would be very floppy if the points were not there. It was floppy enough anyway, and would not stand up on a hard surface (hence the hand gently holding it). The smaller versions (2 row septagons instead of 3 row) stands up on a table, no problem).