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  • An icosahedron lies at the heart of this model
  • …followed by this octahedron
  • …and then this tetrahedron
  • topped off by a cube (in yellow) inside a Dodecahedron (in red)

Kepler's Kosmos

 

Kepler Believed the universe was ruled by the 

relationship between 5 perfect bodies.


Renowned German mathematician, astronomer and astrologer Johannes Kepler (1571-1630) believed that the relationships between the 5 platonic solids governed the order of the universe.  

He believed in a geometrical basis for the universe and thought the planets were arranged in their orbits through the relationships between the five "perfect" three-dimensional forms. He turned out to be wrong, but in the process of trying to prove his theory he laid down the foundation for modern astronomy.

This particular model of the nested Platonic solids was proposed by renowned mathematician John H. Conway.

 

Struts 120
Nodes 38
Total Parts 158
Parts Chart Supershort Short Medium
  Name 0 Short 1 Medium 2 Long
Blue B Blue 30    
Yellow Y Yellow      
Red R Red 12    
Green G Green      
Nodes
Color Qty
Node 38

Nonstandard Parts
  Name Length Description Qty
Blue B Blue 1 B1 in Red 30
Blue B Blue 2 B2 in Yellow 12
Half-Green HG Half-Green 0 HG0 in Teal 12
Half-Green HG Half-Green 1 HG1 in Teal 12
Half-Green HG Half-Green 2 HG2 in Green 12

Instructions Download
Recommended ages 6+
Parts included 158
Dimensions 5.25" x 5.25" x 5.25"
Weight 0.8 lbs
UPC 709743200226
SKU 0B-KPK-KIT

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Kepler Believed the universe was ruled by the 

relationship between 5 perfect bodies.


Renowned German mathematician, astronomer and astrologer Johannes Kepler (1571-1630) believed that the relationships between the 5 platonic solids governed the order of the universe.  

He believed in a geometrical basis for the universe and thought the planets were arranged in their orbits through the relationships between the five "perfect" three-dimensional forms. He turned out to be wrong, but in the process of trying to prove his theory he laid down the foundation for modern astronomy.

This particular model of the nested Platonic solids was proposed by renowned mathematician John H. Conway.

 

Struts 120
Nodes 38
Total Parts 158
Parts Chart Supershort Short Medium
  Name 0 Short 1 Medium 2 Long
Blue B Blue 30    
Yellow Y Yellow      
Red R Red 12    
Green G Green      
Nodes
Color Qty
Node 38

Nonstandard Parts
  Name Length Description Qty
Blue B Blue 1 B1 in Red 30
Blue B Blue 2 B2 in Yellow 12
Half-Green HG Half-Green 0 HG0 in Teal 12
Half-Green HG Half-Green 1 HG1 in Teal 12
Half-Green HG Half-Green 2 HG2 in Green 12

Instructions Download
Recommended ages 6+
Parts included 158
Dimensions 5.25" x 5.25" x 5.25"
Weight 0.8 lbs
UPC 709743200226
SKU 0B-KPK-KIT


 


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