3dp_bb8_Star_Wars_The_Force_AwakensStar Wars has long been a favorite subject for 3D model designers, and it is really easy to see why. The films and all of the associated books and comics have created an unbelievably rich world that creators can draw plenty of inspiration from. Additionally, most of us grew up on the original trilogy of movies, or the trilogy of prequels, and they are simply a huge part of pop culture. Whether it is the various droids that beeped and blooped their way into our hearts, or the vehicles that gave flight to a million little kids’ dreams of flying spaceships, Star Wars is most certain to hold an ever-present place in all of our lives.

With both the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens on DVD and the debut of the first trailer for Rogue One, the first Star wars spin-off, this week, I decided that this was a perfect time to find some new awesome 3D printable models. As always, I have linked to the downloadable 3D printable files, and do my best to only include 3D models that are free for everyone.

So here they are, Ten More 3D Printable Star Wars Things:

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EASY TO 3D PRINT BB-8 DROID

3dp_ten3dpthings_bb8_1Star Wars The Force Awakens BB-8 by Fabio Bautista

Found on: MyMiniFactory
Cost: Free

While R2-D2 has long been a fan favorite of almost all Star Wars fans, it didn’t take long for little BB-8 to roll his way into our collective hearts. There have been tons of great 3D printable versions of BB available, but almost all of them have needed to be painted in order to look like he does in the movie.

However this clever design has made all of the different colored parts separately 3D printable. Once all of the various parts have been printed in the correct colors, they just need to be quickly glued together. It’s almost too easy to make this.3dp_ten3dpthings_bb8_2


HOLOCRON DICE PLINTH

3dp_ten3dpthings_holocron_dice_plinthHolocron (Jedi) Dice Plinth by FuzzySadist

Found on: Thingiverse
Cost: Free

In Star Wars lore a Holocron is a device that was used by the Jedi and the Sith to store valuable information, like lessons or secrets. This clever design replaces the existing lid on the standard dice box, so any gamer can turn a basic dice holder into a Jedi-themed box. There may need to be some painting on this project, but 3D printing in a metallic material would avoid a lot of the extra work.


KYLO REN LIGHTSABER TIE CLIP

3dp_ten3dpthings_kyloren_tieclipStar Wars Kylo Ren Tie Clip by nafogel

Found on: Thingiverse
Cost: Free

While this may not be the fanciest tie clip around, it is certainly one of the nerdiest. Designed to look like the unwieldy, hilted, red lightsaber of The Force Awakens’ angsty villain Kylo Ren, it easily clips into place and holds your tie down as if you were using the Force to do it.


MILLENNIUM FALCON LIGHT

3dp_ten3dpthings_falcom_lightMillennium Falcon Stand and Light by xoxu

Found on: Thingiverse
Cost: Free

This decorative lamp is really more of an art piece or display object than a light source. Designed to look like a 2D drawing of the iconic Millennium Falcon, a small light hidden in the base illuminates the easily recognizable shape.


DEATH STAR LIGHT

3dp_ten3dpthings_deathstar_light_1That’s No Moon by Mischief Company

Found on: MyMiniFactory
Cost: Free

That is absolutely not a moon, it’s a cute little night light shaped like the coolest space station ever made, the Death Star. This great little project is easy to make; just print the two parts and include a USB LED light that can be purchased just about anywhere. You can 3D print this lamp in just about any material because the walls are thin enough to glow, but personally I think some transparent materials would look great.3dp_ten3dpthings_deathstar_light_2


VORONOI DARTH VADER BUST

3dp_ten3dpthings_vader_bust_1Darth Vader – Voronoi Style by roman_hegglin

Found on: Thingiverse
Cost: Free

Voronoi patterns are really popular 3D printing patterns for a very good reason: they look cool. This Darth Vader bust printed with a voronoi pattern can be printed in just about any size or material. It is also a super easy-to-print model that won’t need any supports and should print out quickly on just about any model 3D printer.

3dp_ten3dpthings_vader_bust_2Here is a 360 degree view of the model:


MAZ KANATA GLASSES

3dp_ten3dpthings_maz_glassesStar Wars Inspired Maz Kanata Glasses by XenonJohn

Found on: Thingiverse
Cost: Free

While cosplaying as Maz Kanata is going to be really hard unless you happen to be very short with a very oddly shaped head, that doesn’t make the unique glasses that she wore any less cool. These 3D printable glasses are inspired by the ones worn in The Force Awakens. And any type of lenses can be put into the glasses, so depending on how nerdy you are, you can use them as your actual glasses.


KYLO REN BUST PLANTER

3dp_ten3dpthings_kylo_planter_1Kylo Ren Planter by Khaled Alkayed

Found on: MyMiniFactory
Cost: Free

Let’s be honest, while I think Kylo Ren is a great character he isn’t an especially intimidating villain, at least not as intimidating as his grandfather and hero Darth Vader. He’s kind of emo and whiny, and doesn’t seem to be especially adept at running a totalitarian, galaxy-dominating empire. So I can’t really think of anything more fitting than turing his helmet into a small planter.3dp_ten3dpthings_kylo_planter_2


DEATH STAR PULL CHAIN

3dp_ten3dpthings_deathstar_pullchainDeath Star Pull Chain by mb20music

Found on: Thingiverse
Cost: Free

Any Star Wars fan is going to have to have a pull chain that looks like a Death Star. The model is printed in two parts, and the designer has two versions, one that glues together and a second that can be screwed together.

Yes, okay, so this pull chain is for yet another light, I swear I’m not obsessed with lighting. For some reason 3D designers just really like making cool lighting stuff, they’re the ones that are obsessed, not me.


REY’S BLASTER PISTOL & STAFF

3dp_ten3dpthings_rey_blasterRey’s Blaster Pistol & Rey’s Staff by Gregg Rey & JediTrooper

Found on: MyMiniFactory & Thingiverse
Cost: Free

It sure didn’t take long for the Rey cosplay props to show up, and here are two amazing prints for anyone looking to dress up as the newest Jedi on the block. The blaster pistol was even designed with a hollow center that can be filled with LED lighting parts or a sound board.

3dp_ten3dpthings_rey_staffThe staff is a much bigger project that will require a bit of leather work and parts that can be picked up from any hardware store. The designer used a ton of reference pictures, so it looks almost identical to the real thing. So with a bit of elbow grease you can be the best-looking Rey at the convention.


I’m sure that there will be more Star Wars-themed columns in the future with two new movies coming out in the next year and a half, but for now these were the best of the best (and here are a few more, if you missed them…and a few more here). As always please share anything that you make from this list with me because I love seeing your work. You can Tweet me @SJGrunewald or just drop me an email!

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