Polyhedron related models, kits and web sites
Commercial Models and Kits
There are several suppliers of ready made kits which enable you to make your
own 3D model polyhedra, they may be made of plastic and reusable or printed
on card which you cut out and glue together.
- Plastic or card reusable polygon parts
- Galt Toys make 'Jovo'
from the Association of Teachers of Mathematics who also have
useful publications on polyhedra mainly for schools
International Ltd, Kemble, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 6BA
- preprinted card cut-outs
- Tarquin publications Stradbroke, DISS, Norfolk, IP21 5JP including the 3rd edition of
'The 59 icosahedra' by Coxeter et al. published Jan 1999 with newly redrawn
figures made on an Acorn computer. They also sell plastic shapes to make 3D models under license
from other suppliers.
Stardust - some puzzles and space filling solids
- model kits with plastic tubes and connectors
to make your own polyhedra
stainless steel wire polyhedral models in several sizes suitable
for hanging as a mobile.
- A set of 8 precision
die cast solid aluminium models, painted in blue
or gold, size 3.20cm (1.26inches) in diameter.
They are the 5 Platonic solids and a cuboctahedron, an icosidodecahedron
and a rhombitruncated cuboctahedron. Each set comes in a clear, reclosable,
plastic clamshell container.
Links to other polyhedral sites
Peter R.Cromwell, author of 'Polyhedra' Cambridge University press 1997
has his own Web Site where you can:
Page last updated 11 January 2012
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