Frabjous Puzzle: Blue
Object: Assemble the Plastic Pieces
Difficulty: Level 10 - Mind Boggling
Type: Plastic Interlocking Puzzles
Dimensions: 6 in x 6 in x 6 in / 15.24 cm x 15.24 cm x 15.24 cm
Museum of Mathematics (MoMath)
30 identical pieces combine to form a beautiful sculpture
Finished size 6" x 6" x 6"
Designed by Mathematician George Hart
Made from laser cut, blue frosted acrylic
Made in the USA
Frabjous is a sculpture and geometric assembly puzzle. The swirling geometric form is composed of thirty identical pieces.
Mathematically, the planes of the shape are the face planes of a "great rhombic triacontahedron," a self-intersecting polyhedron with thirty rhombic faces. But the puzzle piece is a carefully designed subset of the rhombus that doesn't intersect copies of itself.
Weaving the parts through each other so each remains planar is trickier than it looks. Instructions are included.
Recommended for ages 16+.
The word Frabjous is, of course, from Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll, "O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!"
-George Hart, Artist
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