We’re about a week into 2016, and I can tell you that we’re going to have some great print contests lined up this year! You should start calibrating your printers now to prep for some stellar prints that will help you snag home some nifty prizes. Our most loved designs for the week will make for great test prints!
Ho! This toy design is so cute! I think print and assemble toys are going to be big for 3D printing hobbyists, especially when we get more top-notch character designs like this on the market. It reminds me of the Bax Bear and Dunny trend where people can customize and collect funky, cool character shapes. Love it!
If you love tabletop games, you NEED to check this out. 3D printing master Dutchmogul and the team at Ill Gotten Games have spent years working on their games and 3D printable pieces, and all that effort has culminated in the release of their core game set and rules. They’ve done an amazing job making sure everything prints great, and the best part is they already have a massive universe of extra pieces and characters to expand the core set— it will only grow from here!
Besides a few rounds on Miniclip, I haven’t played pool in a very long time. Pool tables are expensive, so having one in my home would be ridiculous. Luckily enough, matt_lothe has made a miniature pool set that you can carry around and play with friends. Looks fun!
Most of us want to get physically fit, but what about exercising your mind? This is where a good game of chess comes in 🙂 I started playing chess at an early age and after I beat my super smart grandma once (though she totally denied losing), I knew I had become the boss of all bosses. However, that wasn’t the sole reason as to why this chess set caught my attention. It was actually the sleek design of each piece. Giving a nice modern look to such a classic games makes this ‘print’ a true winner. Check and mate!
Robots & Elastics!
We makers love to build things. Sure we could easily get a cheap lamp from Ikea or Walmart, but knowing your workspace lamp was custom build with a 3D printer feels good. If you are up for the challenge check out andreas_bergkvist’s Berkas Battery LED Lamp.
Stackable small planter by Peter De Corte
It has been pretty dreary around Vancouver lately, and I’m missing greenery and colors from the more spring/summery months. This planter is compact and its 90 degrees shape can snugly fit in any corner you want to spice up around your house! Plus, you can have plant on plant on plant with how this is designed to stack on one another!
I’m in love with these tiny bots. They’re probably the cutest thing I’ve ever seen. Lovely, charming and adorable. They look so friendly and it is so easy to imagine a big community of such kind and warm creatures. Amazing job! ♥
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