This is a splendid model by Fumiaki Kawahata.
Although it only needs 6 pieces of paper (yeah, I somehow have a fetish for modulars), the assembly is so freaking hard.
Well, first of all, there are NO locks to hold the pairs together.
See those finger-like parts of the module in the picture? They are the
ONLY ones that hold the ball together. Second, a simple twist of a
module will send the ball into an explosion, just like the Big Bang
Theory in the origami world. But, instead of useful stuff coming out of
the egg, we get some C-shaped modules that I’m SURE you would not
hesitate to throw them into the ocean.
Some origami can try to kill our freaking patience, but sometimes it
can be also very rewarding. The ball is surprisingly very sturdy. I
threw the freaking ball of paper to my friend for like 5 times, and
still, the ball did not break. :D Nice model, overall.
The ball, to me, resembles something, and that is a big ball of dumb caterpillars who have an IQ of only -7 trying to get free.
Here are the diagrams: http://thebraid.files.wordpress.com/2007/08/web_kawahata_ball_steps.jpg
Yeah…..luckily the diagrams weren’t abolished like that of the Jitterbug and the 60-Degree Star…