The featured 3D print is composed of puzzle pieces that come together to form an Advent Calendar in the shape of a tree.
This is a delightful holiday thing to make with your 3D printer. Thank you Thingiverse contributor “Pleppik” for designing this 3D printed advent calendar puzzle. There will be 25 puzzle pieces in the shape of a block (one for each of the 25 days leading to December 25th). Each block has a custom formed slots to insert a differently shaped gift. All of these blocks fit perfectly together and form a Christmas tree, sort of like Legos! We have been 3D printing these blocks with ABS 3mm filament (interesting fact: ABS is the same material that Legos are made with).
This thingy is titled “Advent Calendar” and was Created by pleppik on Thingiverse!
Pleppik has been uploading a new block every day or so and we have been following these developments. We have been making these parts on a standard Airwolf 3D printer with a .50 nozzle. We have found that the design of these models to be exceptional. The tree thus far is well balanced. The individual gifts parts are timeless and elegant and fit quite well into the openings. The right and left sides of the tree have a nice profile due to the fact that the tree is not a perfect triangle, but was instead designed to have layers to resemble the overlapping branches of a tree (brilliant!).
So far the gifts include:
- Square box wrapped with ribbon
- Tall box wrapped with ribbon
- Downhill facing toboggan
- Star Wars Space Ship dramatically emerging at a slight incline from the block
- Train engine
- Lighted candle stick and holder (this is delightfully pulled out by the protruding handle)
- Mug (also delightfully pulled out by the protruding handle)
- Church with protruding Steeple
- Gingerbread House
- Makerbot Replicator 2 (download the optional Airwolf 3D printer gift)
- Christmas Tree
- Gingerbread Man
Are you ready to 3D print this?
Download the gCode below and print with your Airwolf 3D printer – no support material is necessary.
You will need:
- ABS filament
Day 1: Square box gift (Wrapped Present)
Day 2: Tall box wrapped with ribbon (with a bow)
Day 3: Downhill facing toboggan
Day 4: Star Wars Space Ship dramatically emerging at a slight incline from the block (X-wing)
Day 6: Snowman
Day 7: Lighted candle stick and on holder
Day 8: Mug
Day 9: Church With Steeple
Day 10: Igoo
Day 11: Gingerbread House
Day 13: Christmas Tree
Day 14: Gingerbread Man
Day 15: Bell
Day 16: Candycane
Day 17: Tardis
Be careful – includes small parts which may be a choking hazard for small children[/box]