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Giant Lego Christmas Minifig

by countspatula, published

Giant Lego Christmas Minifig by countspatula Dec 17, 2012

Description

Skimbal made these awesome guys which have made great Christmas gifts.

I did a few tweaks. The original had a blank head and you would print 'face_mask' and draw it on. My version has the face modeled into the head. There's an innie and outtie version, I think the innie turns out better.

The body now has no text on the back and I cleaned up a few geometry problems.

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i dont get the head out very well :-( the Corner at bottom Looks not good :-(

I've done it! :D
I've made an Openscad file to put names on the hat fringe! Will post soon :)
It uses the Write.scad to difference it from the hat fringe stl.

A BIG thankyou to Count Spatula for fixing up the geometry problems with Skimbal's files (Openscad cries like a kid with a grazed knee with these issues).

I won't get it...I'm printing this as 150% (scales by 1.5). My thoughts: if everything is scaled up, the spaces between those parts are scaled up, too. Nope! Why? I don't know - nothing fits together, my holes are too small for all printed parts.
Now I'm trying to play with the scale factor. Printed the pins at only 130%, fits perfect! Now I try the body fringe at 170% and hope this will help...

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Instructions

Print out everything, I used 5% fill, 1 shell .25 layer height for most everything.

You have a choice of 3 heads and if you use the blank, also print the 'face_mask' to draw on the face. There are 2 bodies to choose from as well.

You may have to do some trimming on parts, in particular you may have to shave the corners on the bottom of the body so the fringe will go on easier. Trim the supports off the hips.

The pins should only have glue on the portion that goes inside the arms and legs, otherwise they won't move.

The hat and fringe need joined together, usually with 3mm filament bits used as pegs. I have 1.75mm filament, so I used some brass tubing, but you can use screws, toothpicks or just glue them together.

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Smuk3D on Feb 23, 2014 said:

i dont get the head out very well :-( the Corner at bottom Looks not good :-(

Dogbert on Jan 7, 2014 said:

I've done it! :D
I've made an Openscad file to put names on the hat fringe! Will post soon :)
It uses the Write.scad to difference it from the hat fringe stl.

A BIG thankyou to Count Spatula for fixing up the geometry problems with Skimbal's files (Openscad cries like a kid with a grazed knee with these issues).

killi on Nov 18, 2013 said:

I won't get it...I'm printing this as 150% (scales by 1.5). My thoughts: if everything is scaled up, the spaces between those parts are scaled up, too. Nope! Why? I don't know - nothing fits together, my holes are too small for all printed parts.
Now I'm trying to play with the scale factor. Printed the pins at only 130%, fits perfect! Now I try the body fringe at 170% and hope this will help...

PxT on Nov 6, 2013 said:

I printed the body fringe at 102% and it snapped on perfectly, no trimming required.

manboy on Jan 5, 2013 said:

I bet your kids loved these.

delsydsoftware on Dec 19, 2012 said:

I had a hard time getting the arm pins in place with a standard set of needle-nose pliers. But, I found that if you scale everything up by 20%, it's much easier to assemble. Plus, bigger is better :)

countspatula on Dec 19, 2012 said:

Supersize, nice. The arm pins are tricky, I used tweezers.

countspatula on Dec 17, 2012 said:

Leg pins and .zip file have been updated to a 2-up layout.
 

Dogbert on Dec 17, 2012 said:

This is FANTASTIC!!! Awesome stuff!!! I love how you have peoples names in the white of the hats!!!
I've been trying to get the text off the back and put on other text in Sketchup to no evail (learning to crawl with the program).

Now all we need is someone to write an Openscad program to import this and use the write.scad to really make it easy to modify! :-)
There's my excuse to learn more right there!
Maybe blender would work as well...
So many choices!!!
Once again, fantastic work! :-)

countspatula on Dec 17, 2012 said:

 Thanks Dogbert!  Once again, most of the credit has to goto Skimbal, I would have never sat down to make the thing from scratch.  Text can be a real pain to get on there right.  If you need something particular, let me know and if I have time I will send you an STL.

steeve_becker on Dec 17, 2012 said:

Amazing !

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