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A megaminx in shape of the name giving solid.
The Rhombic Triacontahedron is for the dodecahedron what the rhombic dodeahedron is for the hexahedron: Cut down every edge deep enogh and you get this shape. In this case truncating was not so deep to avoid affecting the mechanism. In this case the edges and corners of a megaminx are truncated and faces are extended.
The images here do not show the first built of this transformation but the contributors rebuilt version. This transformation leads most buildes into troubling regarding the stickers because it is difficult or even impossible to find 30 distinctive colors. In this case this issue was solved by stickering sets of three faces (each perpendicular to each) with identical colors. THerefore only 10 colors were needed.
The rhombic triacontahedron is a catalan solid.
The original version had this measurements:
Edge length: 23.5 mm
Weight: 131 grams
Thank you to the following people for their assistance in helping collect the information on this page: Andreas Nortmann.
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