One of the greatest things about 3D printing is how it changed the prop and cosplay culture seemingly overnight. Over the last couple of years, makers have started creating life-size helmets and characters, but to date, no one has created a life-size Jabba the Hutt figure.. until now. YouTuber Mighty Jabba’s Collection is taking on the challenge of 3D printing the most famous Hutt.
Rob at I Like To Make Stuff has a new video where he shows you how he built a Rogue One Shore Trooper Helmet with his Ultimaker 3D printer, and a bunch of other tools.
I haven’t 3D-printed anything in while, but this new video from Tested, really has me itching to get back in to it. Take the jump to see how Sean Charlesworth uses a Formlabs printer to create a unique Sith lightsaber.
A few years ago, 3D printing was a quaint thing for those on the bleeding edge to play around with. Now, cosplayers, comic book, and movie fans are using 3D printers to develop props and costume pieces that really wow. There is a lot of work going into these prints, including electronics and more. Check out this breakdown of how a Halo energy sword was created to include NeoPixel LED lights.
I love making things with my 3D printer, but I haven’t had the time to really design something uber cool. For several years, Hector N Gama has been designing a 3D rendition of the 1989 Batmobile, and now that he has access to a printer, he’s printed a wonderful piece of geek memorabilia.
MyMiniFactory, a repository of 3D models for 3D Printing have unveiled a Gear of War Lancer Chainsaw gun that you can print yourself! HOLY S-BALLS!
Barnacules is 3D printing a Storm Trooper costume from Star Wars Episode 7, and in this second episode, he prints out parts and puts them on to test sizing issues.
If you constantly check Thingiverse for new things to build on your 3D printer, you may have seen the Mad Max: Fury Road mask. If you haven’t, here it is.
James Bruton has been building his 3D printed Hulkbuster costume for nearly a year now, and he continues to post weekly videos of his progress.
James Bruton continues his prototype of the BB-8 droid from Star Wars. It’s a fascinating build full of 3D printing, programming, and smarts.
One of my personal heroes of 3D Printing is James Bruton, a UK hobiest who has been using his 3D printers to build everything from R6 units, and life-size Hulk Buster costumes. He is currently in the middle of three builds, but surprised many of us today by releasing a nearly complete BB-8 Droid from Star Wars Episode VII.