Lego Minifig Display #3DThursday #3DPrinting

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by Ben

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Inspired by AJsRaceway’s Modular Hexagonal LEGO Minifigure Display, but built from scratch.

When I saw that thing, I liked it, but wanted them to connect in the same way as normal LEGO pieces. So I put this together.

This was really tricky to print. Printed horizontally with automatic supports, it printed okay but the supports were tough to remove cleanly. Printed vertically with automatic supports would have produced a ton of support material, so I didn’t try. Printing without supports of course resulted in some bits trying to print on thin air. So I created the version with built-in supports. Prints best vertically, and then you need to cut away the extra bits on all the “bottom” sides.

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Every Thursday is #3dthursday here at Adafruit! The DIY 3D printing community has passion and dedication for making solid objects from digital models. Recently, we have noticed electronics projects integrated with 3D printed enclosures, brackets, and sculptures, so each Thursday we celebrate and highlight these bold pioneers!

Have you considered building a 3D project around an Arduino or other microcontroller? How about printing a bracket to mount your Raspberry Pi to the back of your HD monitor? And don’t forget the countless LED projects that are possible when you are modeling your projects in 3D!

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