12-Part Galactic Puzzle

George W. Hart

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This puzzle is composed of twelve identical laser-cut wood components, which assemble and interlock.
The above view is looking down a 5-fold axis. 

Here is the parts template.  It is like a five-armed galaxy, so I call this the Galactic Puzzle.

This photo shows the view along a 3-fold axis.

Above is a computer rendering of that solution.

Cleverly, the same pieces can be assembled into a second, looser arrangement. 
Above is a rendering of it. 

And here are two photos of it, as constructed by Jason Thwaits.
It is made from laser-cut plywood, using the template above.

And here it is again, viewed along a 3-fold axis.