The Chandelier of Fear

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The Chandelier of Fear by MakerBot Oct 9, 2014

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When it comes to Halloween, MakerBot designers
agree that bigger is better. This great holiday accessory is now
available for personal download. Full of fun details like tiny
pumpkins and dripping candle wax, the Chandelier of Fear
looks frighteningly fantastic in a variety of colors. And, when
all the ghouls and ghosts have finished their night of trickery,
take off the pumpkins and make it a permanent household

This should only be attempted by experienced users. Please see
the Instructions tab for assembly instructions.



Below is a list of component pieces for the Chandelier, their
recommended settings, and the number of prints required for
each. No pieces require supports, and only the chain needs a
raft. Print all pieces at .2mm layer height for quality, or .3mm
for a faster print. Use 2 shells for all pieces, except use 3
shells for the Flames.
Print quantities:
Flames: 8
Candles: 8
Candle Cups: 8
Arms: 8
Center Top: 1
Middle Small: 1
Middle Large: 1
Bottom Big: 1
Bottom: 1
Pegs: 3
Chain: 6
Rings: 16
Pumpkins: 8
To color swap the Center Top piece, use a Z Pause height of
For the chain, print one piece (using a raft), remove from
the plate, and take off the raft. As the second chain piece is
printing, slip the end of the first piece into the end link of
the second piece just before the second piece gets closed
off, which will create one long piece of chain. Repeat this for
every plate to get a very long piece of chain.
Connect the Chain to the bottom of the Arms using eight
Rings, and then use the remaining eight Rings to connect the
Pumpkins to the top ring of the Arms.
It may be necessary to use a rubber mallet and glue for
assembly. We recommend covering your mallet head with
painter’s tape to prevent rubber transferring onto your print.

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Amazing design! Will save this for next halloween.

the middle large piece is failing to slice in my Davinci 1.0 program and slic3r. Does anyone have it in gcode or know another solution?


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Oct 12, 2014 - Modified Oct 12, 2014

If I printed and assembled this thing, I would probably put it in a safe instead of hanging it to an entryway as the curator suggests :)

Great model! We made a slight alteration to the cup to allow for an electric tea light found at the $1 store. Easy... safe.. surprisingly effective!

We'll have it on display through the Halloweenedays

How can this be printed to have real candles in it?

Hi 3D_Printable,

I did just that (see my make in the "I made one" section).
There are two ways to fix real candles in the cups.
First : print the cups as is and melt some candle wax in the hole to attach the bottom of the candle.
Second : import the cup file in Tinkercad (https://tinkercad.com/), fill the hole using a circular part, and create a new one just smaller than your candles diameter. Make sure the square hole at the bottom of the cup remains in place, it is needed.

Have fun !

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points from me to the master designer. How many hours was the design process may I sak??

Maybe five or six hours of design time.

Holy cow, that looks amazing! Is the arm the biggest piece? I'm trying to figure out at what scale I would have to print this to fit on my printer.

The arm is the biggest piece, length by width. The tallest pieces are around 150mm high.

great, thank you.

Oct 10, 2014 - Modified Oct 11, 2014

like like like i am printing this art yet :) will be ready soon :)

i am printing in half size and almost ready :D

wow might take me a whole week to print but ima do it

What program did you use to model the parts?

This particular model was created in Rhino.