Big Ben

by MakeALot, published

Big Ben by MakeALot Nov 7, 2012

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"Big Ben is the nickname for the great bell of the clock at the north end of the Palace of Westminster in London, often extended to refer to the clock and the clock tower, officially named Elizabeth Tower" - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Ben

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Great looking model, and print!



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Print each part of the tower and 4 of each of the clock face parts.

I'm still working on this and plan to have a LED in the clock, maybe even a working clock mechanism. I'm sure there will be plenty of ideas for money box / lamp / clock and maybe even the rest of the palace of Westminster in time.

It should print well enough on most printers.

The finished model is approximately 600 mm tall, so scaled for a Replicator 2 it could be printed out around a meter tall!

update: I've split the roof into 4 parts 8a-8d two gold and two grey.
another update: I didn't like the originals when I printed them, I've adjusted the proportions and fixed a couple of missing fillets.

The clock face is now thickened and split into 3 parts, white for the background, gold for the centre detail and black for the clock.

The stonework is printed in buttercream PLA from Faberdashery.

I've now finished printing it and posted all the updated files, so I've removed the work-in-progress flag.

All the stl files are in the "Big Ben Parts.rar" file.

See the exploded view for assembly.


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KellyCrittenden on Apr 9, 2014 said:

Great looking model, and print!

thegrinningraven on Oct 16, 2013 said:


MakeALot on Oct 19, 2013 said:


herisuprapto on Feb 6, 2013 said:

wow, can if I use Huxley?

MakeALot on Feb 12, 2013 said:


TeamTeamUSA on Nov 7, 2012 said:

Nice! :)

Looks big enough to accommodate an iPod Nano and make ti functional!

MakeALot on Nov 7, 2012 said:

Thanks, great idea! 
I could also make it into a phone stand and do the clock that way...

cerberus333 on Nov 7, 2012 said:

 looks big enough to accommodate an ipad!

cerberus333 on Nov 7, 2012 said:

I for one am very impressed!
Beautifully modeled!

MakeALot on Nov 7, 2012 said:

That's very kind of you to say, thank you.