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Lucky Star Box (simplified) | by Michał Kosmulski
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Lucky Star Box (simplified)

This is a model I will be teaching in just two weeks at a workshop during the 2018 CDO origami convention in Italy. The star can be used as a tessellation molecule. After designing it, I learned that the molecule is structurally almost the same as Day and Night Tessellation by Haligami, the only difference being how the rays of the star are locked.

 

I designed this box as a modification of my Lucky Star Box, specifically with teaching in mind. Compared to the original version, this one uses a more convenient 8×8×8 grid rather than 12×12×12, and even if the whole grid is precreased, there are no unnecessary grid lines visible on the walls of the finished model.

 

This was also a test of Fedrigoni Splendorgel Avorio 100 gsm paper which I discovered at a local PaperConcept store. The paper is very smooth and silky to the touch. It behaved nicely both during the precrease and during the collapse. I found it to be thin for its weight which made precise precreasing possible. Crease lines were crisp and went exactly where I guided them, without bleeding to the sides. Overall, I found this paper to be really good for this model, both visually and as far as folding properties go. Unfortunately, the only size they have at the store is A4 which is fine for a box but may be a bit too small for tessellations.

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Taken on October 8, 2018