3D Share has so many available models for downloading that it can be a challenge to weed through them all. This is why we do the service of summarizing the top models on the site each week. This week’s top 3D printable models from 3D share include a lamp, a figurine of a reclining female, a “bluebird of happiness” antique ring box, a medieval ball and chain, and a Voronoi ape skull. Each of these designs is available to download for just 99 cents. The big surprise this week is that designer Richard Swika contributed the ring box design, not the half-nude female figurine! This week’s top designs all feature unique shapes, from the swirls of a lamp to the geometry of the Voronoi skull, ranging from gimmicks to gifts that are fun for everyone.
This 9 x 9 x 2.5 cm lamp by Castomized is designed to use Ikea’s Hemma cord set. The lampshade model is funky and functional — with an organic, interstellar design that can light your room up and transform it into an outerspatial experience too. Castomized brought us the ARIA lamp last week, and this week’s Orbit Pendant Lamp is another interesting take.
We’ve had a few weeks off from nude figurines in 3D Share’s Top 5 Weekly Models, and this one, Meri, is posing provocatively in this FDM-compatible Studio COCO design. Wearing scanty clothing — high heels and a thong — and laying on the stage as she looks to the audience with a come-hither-with-your-dollar-bills look — Ooh La La Meri is a perfect addition to your 3D printed near nude female figurine collection for all occasions. Following our look at the Birth of Meri last month, it seems she’s sure grown up since.
This ring box is designed by the man best known for his scantily clad nudes, Richard Swika, who brings us a refreshing and wholesome change this week with an adorable Bluebird of Happiness Antique Ring Box. Styled as “an antique heirloom inspired wedding ring box,” this hollow box is textured in a realistic wood-like finish and is printed at .1mm layer with no supports needed. This box prints in about 6 hours, and will perch nicely on your bedroom dresser holding old and new jewelry pieces alike, with a piece of filament serving as the hinge pin.
Lawrence Butts brought his Tinker Toy design to 3D Share, among last week’s top designs, and this week he goes in a very different direction with his Medieval Ball & Chain (almost 100 mm in diameter) with a 10-inch chain attached. Butts thinks this is a perfect gift for a bachelor party (“It is about as much fun as you can have with your clothes on!”), but why stop there? Bachelorette parties, wedding anniversaries — “Happy Anniversary, honey, I 3D printed you something special!” — the potential is unlimited here as a gag gift item. Or you may be dressing up for Halloween as a medieval torture technician: just remember that this is a gimmick and is not intended for any real constraint activities!
Math-inclined 3D designers never tire of the Voronoi pattern and the 3D model downloading and orienting public never tires of skulls, it seems. Now we have available, thanks to Lin.D, a 3D model of a Voronoi Ape skull that you can add to either your 3D printed Voronoi collection, skull collection, or primate collection. Either way, you can’t lose, can you?
Let us know which is your favorite this week in the Top 3D Share Models forum thread over at 3DPB.com. Check out the closer look at the Bluebird of Happiness Box below.