Pop Buddha

by tamraz, published

Pop Buddha by tamraz Oct 25, 2015
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The laughing Buddha statue is probably the most known statue of Buddha. Chris Milnes creates "Pop-Buddha" project which is a line of 3D-printed sculptures of Buddha whose heads have been replaced with those of popular characters. I made some popular. You can also download cleaned without head statue of Buddha (!buddah_no_head.stl) and make your own Pop-Buddha.
Now are available the next Buddhas:

  1. Yoda Buddha
  2. Darth Vader Buddha
  3. Trooper Buddha
  4. Professor Farnsworth Buddha
  5. Bender Buddha
  6. Dr.Zoidberg Buddha
  7. Batman Buddha

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do sell these directly? I don't have a 3D printer:( and am definitely not tech savvy enough to use one anyway! My sister would die if I gave her these!

I would like to say that this is fucking fantastic! lol

Do you have the stormtrooper version?

Going to print Yoda on my printrbot tomorrow.
Cura says it will take about 12.5 hours with a layer height of 0.15mm - does this sound right?

Also, what type of support is required for Yoda?
I am assuming that I should use "Everywhere", is that correct?

.15 is kinda a thinner layer, ask yourself, "do I need this model to be very accurate?" you will greatly reduce time if you can bump that number up to maybe .35mm (approx 1/2 the time) but the limits of that number will be relative to your nozzle diameter.

YB don't need any support. If you switch off supports, u will save the time)

what printer did u use?

MakerBot Replicator 1 (Dual)

It's the ultimate remix, omg.

hey i cant seem to find the stl for the storm trooper buddha?
is it still up somewhere else?

Sorry, but this model is not available yet due to a copyright owner appeal..

What did you use to get them all smooth/shiney?

Use the acetone bath.

I cannot get the Darth to print correctly. When I slice in Simplify3D, the "wings" of the helmet do not render. Same goes for the model with supports. Anybody else had this issue?

I printed the yoda with my M3D came out great i'd have pics but i gave it away to someone who it loved it and cleaned all the supports off

Can you do a Deadpool one?

Maybe later...

Would you recommend painting some of these small printout with nail polish?

I did not try to do that... You can do it and share your results=)

the batman head felt down when printing, really difficult to finde very well welded budda remixes

The Darth Vader one is the coolest! I will love to have it on my mantelpiece. Let's get printing!

trooper seems to be missing from the files list. Any word on if/when it will be back?

The author of original model Trooper Helmet dont give permission to use his model in remixes. I can't share this model...
Im sorry, bro!

Intercambiable heads? nice
pd: i cant resize darth buddah, the helmet dissapear T.T

Hey, I love the series!

I did a Vader that turned out marvellous! I'll upload pics as soon as I'm finished painting it.

I would like some help or direction with getting my favorite Bender to print right.
I started with the Buda Bender but the face was a little messed up under the eyes.
Then I tried the Bender Separate but the head keeps rolling off the plate. I even laid down extra slurry to make it stick.
So now I actually have two bodies but no heads.
How can I just print the head?


I print Bender only separate one without any problem... Try to print with raft...

I did print with the raft on.
But three times in a row now it just gets about 1/4 to 1/3 through printing the head and the heads falls over then gets kicked around by the print heads.
The body prints fine.

I've re-checked and adjusted the print head to table height and made sure I have a good slurry for he printing to stick to.

I'd like to get just the head to print so I can stop wasting plastic.


You can use Netfabb for example, to separate 2 different meshes in 1 stl file.

I'm giving it a try.

I suspect there will still be an issue with the head getting knocked off the platform. It could be that I need to be just a micron higher on my print head height or move to a slower speed. If I could I would put stabilizing side supports into the print.
I'll let you know how it goes.


We really enjoyed the Buddha Bender, that we went ahead and printed another one of your models the Buddha Darth Vader. We also did another time-lapse of it here https://youtu.be/H1PSNZneRmw awesome models man.

Wheres the stormtrooper buddha???

There appears to be an issue with Batman. I tried printing it twice, and both times the neck had a giant hole in it.

The batman head he used was from a bad mesh, it's unprintable. I made a remake of another of the same mesh (not his) it originally came from a game mesh that was exported, balls to anyone who said they designed it. Mr Fab didn't give any credit for it sadly, and if you look - his is the same model but he tilted it to make it more print friendly. Sad, but hey that's what people do. Here is a link to the same model, which i remixed from mustang daves http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:307775

Batman Bust - clean re-build Hi-Res.
by Geoffro

Good design work, but the cover image buddha put the storm, but do not see it in the archives.

What design software did you use?

I have used MeshMixer in mainly.

Hey awesome model, I did a Time-Lapse video on me printing the Bender one with a Da Vinci Pro 1.0 check it out here: https://youtu.be/Cng8AKFzOHI

Thanks want to post my groot buddah?

It will be nice!

What did you use to polish the filament?

Jan 14, 2016 - Modified Jan 14, 2016
tamraz - in reply to solucien

Use the acetone bath, Luke)

I would like to purchase the Yoda Buddha, how much would you sell if you made it and send it to me?

I think, 10$ will be enough + shipment cost. Where do you live?

What is the dimensions? Could you print a batch like 40? I am giving a presentation on 3D Printing to a group and I want to give out samples of a printed Yoda Buddha.

The dimensions are around 70x60x100 [XxYxZ]. To print 40 copies needed more time.)

I have till Febuary 24 to give the presentation.

I live in Southern Maryland

I will be in time! But I need make fast and expensive shipment (I live in Russia). If it's interesting for you, I can find out how much does it cost.

Ok sounds good.

I send you private message, please reply me if you interesting.

My boyfriend would love these! They're so comical!

aha) nice to see it! have fun!

yo, it miss the trooper in the files :( !

yep! the author of the model trooper helmet didn't give me permission to use his model...

No other source for the info?

Any chance you can Make this guy a Buddha?

Boris Sverdlik
by altais

can you tell me what is the method used to create these supports?
I think i could use it in some work i do.

This supports were generated in Meshmixer

The Batman STL also seems to be messed up. I can't see that in Simplify3D, but I printed it twice and both prints had a whole at the neck.

Dec 17, 2015 - Modified Dec 17, 2015

Hey, awesome models, but your Bender Buddha's STL is messed up around the neck and the eye frame, leaving empty spaces - https://www.dropbox.com/s/q43bsk2g26yxwoz/Screenshot%202015-12-17%2000.48.30.png?dl=0

Yep, looks like you are right! I have printed only
buddha_bender_separate.stl model. There was no problem...

I'm about to upload a version I did...added some text and cleaned up the mesh a bit and added a logo to the back. here's a sketchfab link, Buddha Fett, haven't printed it yet but I'm about to run it on the z18 so I'll have a rather large one soon. https://skfb.ly/JpOu

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Nice model! You can add it to remixes!

Got it uploaded, thanks again!

I'm actually still working on it...decided I had to push it a lot further. Modeled Fett's Rifle and adding that in there and I'm replacing the base with something I'm working on. Even re did the logo on the back to look embroidered-ish. And I didn't know what remixes were till someone mentioned it today...I'll make sure to do that when It's done.

Cool!! Very very nice model!

Congratulations! Your model has been featured as one of the Top 3D Printed Christmas / Holiday Models this year. Search "Top Free 3D Printed Christmas Gift 2015 Printing Ninja" to see. (sorry thingiverse bans url addresses)

Hey, can you make one with le head of Tahm Kench (league of legends champion), laughing if possible
i just started 3D print and i haven't the skill to do it now :(
i didn't found a 3Dmodel on Tahm Kech too

Sorry, but I haven't this model too. You can try to grab this model from game directly. There is many programs. I have used 3D Ripper DX. For mixing models use Meshmixer. Simple programs, you can do it!

any chance you can post farnsworth with out supports?

Hi !
buddah_farnsworth.stl was loaded. Happy printing)

Did you print these in ABS then vap? What post processing did you do to get such a nice smooth shine? Looks awesome. Very funny.

Thank you) Yes, it was the ABS + acetone bath.