Today sees the release of “Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi”, the long-awaited sequel to 2015’s “Episode VII: The Force Awakens” (although 2016’s standalone “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” also belongs to the same universe). To mark the occasion, MyMiniFactory has taken a break from its Christmas contests and collated the best Star Wars-themed 3D printable models in its community.
Here is a selection of 3D Printing Industry’s favourite models, ranging from the original trilogy a long time ago, all the way up to the latest story and the newest characters from the galaxy far far away.
Episodes IV to VI
An icon of the original Star Wars trilogy, the Death Star was a space fortress, the size of a dwarf planet. Darren Furniss’ Death Star does not, thankfully, have the same destructive capabilities. In fact, the realistic model doubles up as a case for the Raspberry Pi 3. 3D printed in 4 sections, the features of the Death Star have been integrated with a stand to stop the model rolling while in use, and a gap for an optional 30mm fan.
Another iconic character from the series, bounty hunter Boba Fett, has been 3D printed by MyMiniFactory user @c4th using Nano black SLA resin. The model captures the Mandalorian warrior’s trademark mask and blaster in just eight separate parts.
Episodes I to III
For those unable to choose between Star Wars and Star Trek (both film series partly share a director in J.J. Abrams), the BattleFleet Star Wars vs. Star Trek game by Brian Mernoff can help you decide. Consisting of four board parts, seven game pieces from each universe, and a number of markers, the game puts the likes of the Landspeeder and the Death Star against the Enterprise and the Romulan Warbird.
The Jedi Temple was especially iconic in Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, although its iconic archive library was noted throughout episodes I to III. In this FFF 3D printed model of the Jedi Temple, user Jukka Seppänen created the main temple structure, and then a contrasting base to capture the temple’s urban location on Coruscant.
Rogue 1, The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi
From the temple to the castle, Rogue One is the first film featuring Darth Vader’s lava-landscaped lair. @MiniWorld 3D printed this model using FFF and no supports. One version of Vader’s Castle even features space for a light source, meaning that the model can double up as a lamp.
Every Supreme Leader needs an elite guard, and First Order supreme leader Snoke is no exception. This “Double Blade” used by Snoke’s Praetorian guard is a scaled-down version created by user @T-E-C. It can be FFF 3D printed using just 6 parts.
Finally, user @Fotis Mint has created both a screaming and a more sedate model of a Porg, a member of the seabird species native to the planet Ahch-To, which will no doubt play a major role in The Last Jedi.
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Featured image shows Kylo Ren, by Aitor Baltziskueta. Photo by Aitor Baltziskueta.