CrossRoads: as always... thank you - I believe that is going to be the most efficient way to do what I want in this case and will make it that much easier to modify the configuration down the line. Thanks man!
A square or cube shape will probably be the most compact way, but you can make any shape you want, but it will require more wire.
Dude, did you even read my original question? That is exactly
what I said. And if you are so familiar with Charlieplexing then do the maths right. If I hadn't already known what I was doing I might have spent a ton of time trying to figuring your answer (which was incorrect - I still don't know how you came up with 11 pins to control 30 LEDs).