20 Mar 2010 - 10:19 am

Dutch designer Michiel Cornelissen created this DIY kit that allows users to assemble their favorite pencils into a large icosahedron. With this kit, plus 30 standard-sized hexagonal pencils, you can build an icosahedron-shaped object of about 38 cm or 15 inch in diameter. Use it as a lampshade, or just have it around as a fun and educational object. [$80]

Fits standard hexagonal (colour) pencils of about 7.0 mm cross-section, measured at the smallest diameter. Use that set of pencils from the bottom of your drawer, get a new set or buy separate pencils of only those colours that you like.

Thanks to Designboom for the Tip !