This month's model was designed by Ron Woods for his 6-year-old grandson, who complained that too few models look like something familiar. But crafty Ron snuck some elegant geometry into his model, too: it's based on a stretched cuboctahedron.
You can build it with an Adventurer kit plus 4 short red struts, or purchase just the parts you need with the Rhombi-cubocta-fish kit.
Don't miss this very special, Special!
It's called "design your own special." That's right! Tell Paul Hildebrandt at Zome what you need, what you can afford, and he'll see if he can make it happen. Need a boatload of parts for a special workshop you're planning? Or a large kit for a special grandkid, but all the others are going to want one too? Or perhaps you need a bunch of Zome parts in special colors for a sculpture you're planning?
Now's the time to make it happen. Just let Paul know what you need and what you can afford. If you can't afford anything, well, it can't hurt to ask! Drop him a line at firstname.lastname@example.org, and be sure to put "Zome Special" in the subject line. He can't wait to hear from you!
* This is a really good time to take a look, or a second look, at Zome's educators web page. It is chock full of ideas, support materials and lesson plans for using Zome in art math and science. Incorporate Zome into your curriculum plan, create a Zome challenge for your co-op, or do some early holiday shopping. Then take advantage of Paul's unique offer!