For my part, I somewhat recently found myself in the wonderful world of employment and in possession of disposable income. So of course I had to buy some. (And it's in blue, red, yellow, and green. It seemed like a natural thing to have at Google.) I started with a standard (but fairly large) set with a good variety of pieces just to play around with. Here are some of the results.

I had been doing some sticky-note modular origami as well, and was looking at a

**great stellated dodecahedron**I had made. And so I wondered if I could make the same shape with Zome. Sure enough. And I was very pleasantly surprised when the red struts turned out to center the origami version perfectly. Zome geeks should note that the Zome version was meant to be similar to the original and is not technically Zome-constructible as shown here, since each of the blue struts is slightly twisted.

Zome sort of triggers my instinct to make something that looks ridiculously complicated, so this happened:

What this is (outside to inside):

- A
**meta-zomeball**(i.e. the shape of those white connecting balls) holding, with yellow struts... - an
**icosohedron**built on... - a
**small stellated dodecahedron**stellated from... - a
**dodecahedron**(duh), which contains... - a tetrahedron 5-compound around...
- a zomeball with gratuitous red and yellow struts

In the background of the last picture, you can see a Zome version of the Frucht graph. I was trying to get it as small in diameter as possible using only blue struts.

More when I get around to taking pictures...

Addendum (2009-01-18): I did some fiddling, and managed to find that the Frucht graph is a subgraph of the icosahedral graph, which is pretty pleasing. Verifying this is left as an exercise for the reader.