Hinja brings origami into the 21st century using fantastic durable plastic. It’s based on modular origami where complex patterns and designs can be built from one basic folded paper shape.
For example, a cube would take 6 sheets of paper and over 70 folds. That’s OK for cubes but for more complex designs that mean a lot of folding. Hinja thought that was kind of boring so we ditched the paper and designed a single plastic unit, engineered with creases and a locking mechanism, so as you build, your design is actually stable. You can even throw it in the air and it won’t fall apart.
Use Hinja in 2D: Great for kids.
Use flat unfolded hinja units straight from the pack. By using different color combinations you’ll soon create amazing weave patterns and tapestries that you’ll want to hang on your wall. We recommend simple black and white designs to create spectacular optical effects. Remember to step back from your creation to get a really good look at it!
Use Hinja in 3d: For more complex shapes
In Cubic or 3D you need to use the either the diagonal or perpendicular folds. Check out the Hinja Universe YouTube channel. There’s an easy to understand getting started video as well as instructions on how to make some amazing shapes show in our photos below. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcZT8wXeMD6Pv5kjf-JoV4Q
Buy a pack of multi coloured 108 Hinja pieces and you’re ready to make all sorts of shapes. You can assemble and disassemble as you like with no extra folding.
Kids will enjoy folding and making 2D shapes, even easier 3D pyramid balls that use just 12 hinja pieces.
Older puzzlers love geometric solid figures so dive right in and try the 90 piece Star Ball or the Pandanus Ball; both rated challenging.
Download some basic instructions from here with a page of suggested shapes ranging from Basic to Hard. Hinja_instructions.pdf
Size: each piece is 150mm tip to tip and 50mm across. The package size is 205mm x 205mm x 20mm
The package contains 108 pieces. 18 pieces in each of 6 colours – red, blue, yellow, green, black & white.
You can also puchase larger packs of 120 units with all pieces in the pack the same colour.
Package: The toy industry is pretty notorious for excessive packaging. Sometimes it’s more interesting than the product, in fact, we took that as our lead and turned it around so that the package is the product!!! When you buy a Hinja package it is made from Hinja units! This may be a world first but it ensures nearly zero waste, and guarantees that what you see is truly what you get.
Maybe you’ll use all the pieces and want to keep the shape you make. But if you do want to put it away again Hinja Universe even has a YouTube video to help you remake the storage box for your Hinja origami pieces.
Some amazing shapes made with folded hinja pieces.
Pandanus Ball (Stellated pentakis dodecahedron – yellow) is made of 90 untis.
Stellated icosahedron (white) made of 30 units.
Large stellated icosahedron (black & white) made of 120 units.
Bendy Snake (blue) made of 60 units.