ninjaflex filamentFlex your 3D creative muscles with NinjaFlex’s #Easter3gg Competition. Design the winning 3D printed Easter Egg and NinjaFlex will reward you with five spools of NinjaFlex 3D printer filament in the colors of your choice and they’ll share the love when they highlight your design in several social media venues.

A UK- and US-based leader in the design and manufacture of added-value, problem-solving products, including 3D printing-related products, Fenner Drives, Inc. is the exclusive manufacturer of NinjaFlex 3D printer filaments. NinjaFlex filament facilitates extremely flexible, strong 3D prints and works with most of today’s best-selling 3D printers. NinjaFlex material is a specially formulated thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) that’s perfect for 3D printers with direct-drive extruders that use 1.75mm or 3mm filament.

ninjaflexNinjaFlex is celebrating their leap into a variety of social media venues with their #Easter3egg Competition. All submissions must be uploaded to NinjaFlex’s Twitter, Facebook, or Pinterest channels using the aforementioned contest hashtag. The deadline for submission is March 31 at 11:59 UTC .

Can you come up with a unique, high-quality, creative design? NinjaFlex thinks you can and we do, too. As they’re only accepting one entry per person, you super-creative types will have to agonize over which excellent idea gets the final nod. In the spirit of teamwork, we’ve come up with some ideas to inspire you:

3D Printed Easter Eggs:
We love the shiny, “Oriental floral” patterned hollow egg by Shapeways contributor “mkrmol.” We’re also fans of the sandstone 3D printed “Mosaic Egg #7” by another Shapeways designer, “ksims.” Finally, we can’t praise enough this incredible 3D printed egg created by Ogle Models. It was evidently featured in the 2012 Fabergé Big Egg Hunt.

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“Oriental Easter Egg,” by mkrmol

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“Mosaic Egg #7” by ksims

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Easter Egg by Ogle Models

Traditional Eggs:
Speaking of Fabergé eggs, perhaps those of you who are into the top-of-the-line Easter treasure can create something reminiscent of the clever (and expensive) Hen Egg from 1885 or the Gatchina Palace Faberge Egg in the collection of the Walters Museum of Art in Baltimore.

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Hen Egg

Pysanka Eggs:

Of course, there is the world-famous pysanka or Ukrainian Easter egg. These brightly colored eggs are decorated with traditional Ukrainian folk designs using the batik (wax resist) method. Many Eastern European ethnic groups have their own version of the pysanka but the Ukrainian eggs may be the best known.

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Artistic Eggs:

And last but certainly not least, we’re quite taken with these Easter eggs inspired by works of famous artists like Magritte and van Gogh (thanks to Flavorwire for showcasing the collection seen below).

famous artists Get your creative juices flowing and get your unique design to NinjaFlex pronto, whom we thank for taking us all in the direction of less post-Easter egg salad and more 3D printed Easter ingenuity. Will you enter this contest? What’s your Easter egg design inspiration? Let us know about your entry in the NinjaFlex #Easter3gg Competition forum thread over at 3DPB.com.

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