Below you can find a phototutorial and a crease pattern for folding Lucky Star Fractal, an interesting
recursive model designed independently my multiple people, including myself.
This tutorial shows a third-level model which is relatively easy to fold. A good sheet size is a hexagon cut from an A4 sheet. Higher levels can be folded
by repeating the process over and over in smaller and smaller scale. However, beyond level 3, the collapse becomes much more difficult. The large shrink factor
of √3 means that the details become small very fast. For a level 5 model, I needed a hexagon cut from a 35 cm square. Additionally, the paper layers in the back
of the model start overlapping which makes finding your way more difficult. Even for level 3, this model is hard to fold without a pointed folding tool.
The back side of the model can be left closed, or it can be opened up and shaped into a flower-like structure.
Like many similar models such as Fujimoto’s Hydrangea, the form of this model most often folded is a single
molecule with a decorated border, but a tessellation with multiple molecules can be folded as well.
When folding the tessellated form, you connect triangular flaps in the back of each molecule to adjacent molecules and then you can squash them for a more
Precrease pattern (PreCP) and crease pattern (CP) are available below as SVG and PNG files: