What shape is this?

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Hi,

I built this paper lamp and am trying to figure out what shape it would be classified as (dodecahedron, etc.). I've attached a picture of the shape, thanks for your help.
 

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Hi,

I built this paper lamp and am trying to figure out what shape it would be classified as (dodecahedron, etc.). I've attached a picture of the shape, thanks for your help.
Making this requires insane 3d visualization. How did you do it?
 
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I just figured it out as I went, orginaly I wanted to make a dodecahedron but it wasn't going to be big enough for what I wanted [putting an LED light inside of it et cetera..]. Each pentagonal pyramid is 6 sheets of paper that I folded into sort of interlocking triangles.
 
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That's a cool looking figure.
 
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But what would it be called?
 
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Are the edges where the faces are glued together part of the figure?

If not then the platonic solid consisting of 12 faces, each a pentagon, is, in fact, a dodecahedron.
 

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