A few weeks ago, we reported on a design competition that was being held by MakerBot. They requested that designers download their T-Rex skull model, remix it and then submit their entries for a chance to win one of several great prizes. Entries had to be submitted by May 13th to qualify.
There were many great designs submitted, 95 of them to be precise. While, the winners have not yet been announced, we thought that we’d share with you, a few of our favorites. Keep in mind that the entrants had to take the T-Rex design file, pictured above, and remix it into their most creative designs.
T-Rex Shower Head
When you walk into most people’s showers, you are most likely going to be greeted by a very traditional, and rather bland looking shower head. It’s not exactly the focal point of most interior designers. However, thanks to 3D printing, we have seen several very unique looking shower heads pop up on websites like Thingiverse and Shapeways. One designer, JMSchwartz11, took the original T-Rex head, and turned it into a brilliant shower head design. This will fit any standard 1/2″ shower head pipe, and should hold up nicely. Just be sure to warn your guests before they step into the shower!
What could possibly be more scary than a T-Rex? Just perhaps the T-800 from the Terminator movies. You know, the killing machine played by Arnold Schwarzenegger, in what could be considered the most well remembered movie series from the 80’s and 90’s. One designer, vjsannyshine, decided to combine the two most terrifying skulls that he could think of, into this horrificly awesome Terminator Rex. He even included the option to put a red LED light into the skull to mimic the robotic eye of the T-800 skull.
T-Rex High Heel
Are there any women out there that have an obsession with dinosaurs? If so, then we have the perfect shoe for you. That’s right, we said ‘shoe’. Designer davidmus, took the T-Rex skull, split it in half and created a very interesting and unique high heel shoe. What a conversation piece this could be. While it is hard to tell that the shoe is made from a T-Rex skull, upon first glance, with further review, you can easily see the sharp teeth of the lower jaw, engulfing the toes of the poor woman that ends up wearing these. On the rear side, covering the heel, the upper portion of the T-Rex skull sits snug. The shoes can’t possibly be comfortable to wear, but they sure would be one heck of an attention grabber, for the women that are brave enough to wear them.
Everyone can use a wine bottle holder. Whether you drink wine or not, most people have a bottle of this fermented grape juice lying around their home somewhere. Thingiverse user, BadMojo, created this unique T-Rex wine bottle holder. To create this, he modified the opening of the T-Rex’s mouth, reinforced the bottom teeth, and added a counterweight support. Now we dare you to try and take this bottle out of the mouth of this prehistoric monster.
This has to be the most off-the-wall design idea in the entire competition. Thingiverse user, dutchmogul took the T-Rex design, and implemented it into a castle that he has named ‘Castle Rexor’. He even supplied a brief introduction in saying, “From high atop the dark summit of Mount Dire, the sinister castle of the tyrant-wizard, Rexor, casts a dread shadow over the world of Primordia.” Wouldn’t it be amazing to see a real castle designed like this in pre-historic times? We doubt that many brontosauruses would be hanging around.
T-Rex Bathroom Set
Perhaps you have printed out the T-Rex shower head from above, but that wasn’t quite enough for the dinosaur lover in you. Perhaps you need to continue the theme throughout your entire bathroom. If that is the case, don’t worry. We have the solution for you! Thingiverse user, Solstie, has designed an entire bathroom set, using the T-Rex skull as the theme. He has designed a towel hook, a soap dish, a toilet paper holder, and a toothbrush holder. All kidding aside, this would make the perfect gift for those kids that have an obsession with dinosaurs – there are plenty of them out there.
MakerBot originally released the entire T-Rex skeleton for educational purposes. The entire skeleton is a scaled down version of the real T-Rex that is currently located in a museum. It features all of the details that the original does. Thingiverse user spope, decided to continue this theme, by adding muscle tissue to the skeleton. What he came up with is tremendous.
T-Rex Bike Seat
The daughter of this designer (RobB) wanted to pimp out her bicycle, so RobB decided to kill two birds with one stone. He was able to enter the MakerBot remix contest, and satisfy his daughter all at once, by designing and printing out this incredible looking T-Rex bike seat. It features the upper skull of the original T-Rex, with a few minor adjustments, and the addition of a hole in the bottom, where it fits nicely onto his daughter’s bike.
Which of these designs do you like best? Discuss in the MakerBot T-Rex Remix thread on 3DPB.com
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