Lelum Polelum Unit

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Folding instructions: Lelum Polelum Unit
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Type: color-change, single unit (implies: single-sheet)
Author: Michał Kosmulski, Saburo Kase (independent design)
Models using this unit: Lelum Polelum Cube
In albums: Models designed by me and by others

Usage Example: Cube
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A modular which I designed after being inspired by test-folding some of Meenakshi Mukerji’s new single-sheet designs based on the Four-Sink Base. There is a color change between the hollow cones and their background.

This is a classical locking mechanism with two flaps and two pockets as in Sonobe units, so any Sonobe-compatible shape can be made with it.

The unit is named after a supposed pair of ancient pagan deities, two brothers being the Slavic counterparts to Castor and Pollux. I use just Lelum to call a variant of this unit which has only one cone where this one has two.

Meenakshi Mukerji noticed that this design is the same as Saburo Kase’s Loop Kusudama.