Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Maestro Yoda - Caboblanco

Here are the Brothers Yoda :)

Okay, they're not brothers, but Yoda could have had a twin, no? This model is called Maestro Yoda, and was designed by Javier Caboblanco. You can find a PDF of the instructions for this model here, compliments of the AsociaciĆ³n EspaƱola de Papiroflexia.

It is the easiest Origami version of Yoda out there, and I think equally the cutest. The model uses two sheets of paper, one for the head and one for the body. In this case, that works perfectly, because you can give Yoda a nice green skin tone and make sure his robes are a good desert brown.

The head of the model is folded from a Bird base, with his ears what would normally be the head and tale of a traditional crane. You're supposed to crease his face onto the paper, but that doesn't work well with paper the size I used so I just sort of left it up to your imagination. I think you could draw on a cute Yoda face though, if you're so inclined.

The body of the model just sort of folds the head into it securely, so no glue or tape is needed. There are some basic crimp folds to make the arms/sleeves.

I folded these two Yodas each from two sheets of 7.5cm square Origami paper (essentially one sheet of 15cm square paper cut into quarters). There is supposed to be a paper cane (or walking stick) made from a third piece of paper, but I decided to leave that out.

Just think, now you can make unlimited Yodas!

There are two more Yodas I'll be posting on this site, so watch for them!