Dodecahedral Move Form

different configurations of the move form

This model can transform into different 2D and 3D shapes from a star to a cylinder, to a dodecahedron. This "move form" was invented by Hiroshi Tomura.



  1. Cut 30 strips from plastic about 15 mm × 80 mm.
  2. Punch small holes in both ends. The holes should fit the eyelet or brad that you will use to put them together.
  3. 1138-s03Assemble the pieces as shown. to form two parts of the model. Then connect the two parts together by joining the pieces (three at each vertex) to make pentagons. The order of the pieces at each vertex is shown. The topmost piece is labeled "1." Do not set the eyelets too firmly. The pieces should still be able to pivot freely.