With the right tools, you can 3D print almost anything: a quadcopter, an action figure version of yourself or even a pixel perfect replica of a painting. But a team of astronomers were able to print something that’s literally out of this world.
Scott Peterson loves lightsabers. He has a collection of different replicas, which include ones that he made out of LEGO. He presented his creations on LEGO Ideas last year and got the required 10,000 votes, which means there’s a chance that LEGO will release an official version of his creations.
LEGO already has an official Star Wars Imperial Destroyer kit. But Flickr member Jerac’s take is so much better. Partly because it’s huge but mostly because, as The Brothers Brick said, it has “a super smooth design that hardly looks like a LEGO creation.”
What? Onix is evolving! Onix evolved into a poseable plastic toy! Etsy shop Amphigory Design specializes in 3D crafted items, one of which is a 24″ scale model of the rock snake Pokémon. The shop sells both static and flexible versions of the toy.
Sideshow Collectibles will release two Xenomorph busts this year. Both the Big Chap and the Alien Warrior will be in “Legendary Scale”, the toy maker’s term for 1:2 scale. Unless we’re talking about a Super Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann scale model, I refuse to call anything that’s half the size of the original “Legendary”.
We usually hear of fictional worlds brought to life in Minecraft, but there’s more than one way to skin a globe. A group called the Middle Earth Digital Elevation Model Project or MED-EM has been using a program called Outerra for the past 5 years to make a realistic model of the world of The Lord of the Rings and J.R.R.
Shotaro Kaneda’s red motorcycle has become the unofficial symbol of Katsuhiro Otomo’s cyberpunk masterpiece Akira, beating out its memorable characters or even its visionary plot and themes. Two highly talented LEGO builders going under the name The Arvo Brothers pay tribute to Otomo by constantly working on a LEGO model of the bike.
I’m pretty sure that White Tiger’s huge star destroyer will be a sight to behold when it’s finished, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s not as polished as this 1:2,256 scale model of the Imperial II star destroyer by model kit builder Cho Jin Hae aka Darth Maul.
Dave Nunez loves to make tiny 3D printed models of video game consoles and computers. His latest mini gaming machine is based on none other than Microsoft’s latest and hugest, the Xbox One. It’s so tiny I don’t think a penny can fit into its disc slot – though a dime might.
Doctor Whoa! Shelly Timson made this 1:3 scale TARDIS using over 4,000 LEGO bricks. As with Bill Mudron’s awesome Doctor Who historical print, Shelly made this huge model to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who.
Flickr member Nick V aka Brickthing made a scale model of a video card using LEGO. Nick calls his creation the PowerBuild CRLMRM IRON HD, poking fun at the naming scheme of video card manufacturers while at the same time referencing fellow LEGO enthusiast Carl Merriam.
LEGO enthusiast Ben Caulkins made this sweet LEGO model of the Normandy SR-2, Commander Shepard’s flying base in Mass Effect 2. The ship is almost 4 ft. long and has a 19″ wingspan. It needs a Garrus minifig to calibrate its weapons.
A die-hard Legend of Zelda fan saw the wisdom in using the power of 3D printing to bring the game’s items to life. He also has the courage to sell the items despite the looming threat of Nintendo’s octorok lawyers.
Dwarven Forge is known in the tabletop gaming world as a provider of high quality miniature terrain. But with high quality comes a high price tag. Until now. The company has launched a Kickstarter fundraiser for their new product called Game Tiles.
Forget about Second Life or Sims. Planet Minecraft member lentebriesje is currently working on a series of 1:1500 Minecraft maps that are based on our own planet. So you can play on Earth while playing on Earth.