Attack of the Kraken

folded from an uncut square, 25" x 25"
designed by Brian Chan
June, 2006



This year's Origami USA challenge was ships (sailing ships, not space ships unless I remember it wrong). I wanted to make mine a bit more interesting, and there's nothing quite like a giant squid to spice things up. The Kraken is a legendary sea monster, most often thought to resemble a giant squid. (See Kraken on Wikipedia ). Also pirates may know a thing or two about the Kraken.

Although I tried many different designs, this one here is the prototype for the CP I finally decided upon. I favor it over the others because of the handy way the sails are formed, using trapezoid molecules.


Crease Pattern

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