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Giant Lego Darth Vader

by mattk007, published

Giant Lego Darth Vader by mattk007 Feb 14, 2013

Description

It had to be done! Following the awesome work by Skimbal on his lego dudes, and the Vader head by lampmaker... I Present...
A Giant Darth Vader.
I modified the body slighly to add some Vader details ... and the head to fit the standard circular plug.

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Hello! I'd like to reach you via email about running a photo of your Darth Vader in Popular Mechanics magazine. We're doing a small sidebar on 3D printing and I'd love to include yours! Please contact me asap if you can! [email protected]
Thank you!!

this was an awesome easy project to print thanks to great designing !!!

Hi, love this model. I am new to 3d printing having just gotten a Makerbot 2X for our school. With this file there is a "shift" that occurs about 15% up in the printing. The Head, arms and legs all just move to the left and finish the print. Its like something shifts the plate. I have not had this issue with others files.

Is this something I am doing wrong? Some setting? Thanks for any advice you can offer this newbie.

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Instructions

Print the pieces , and press together.
Oh, and you'll want to make a cloak out of black material too ....

...and then print a lightsaber for him
The Handle has some extra material at the rod end to allow easier printing (Vertical) , so this needs to be trimmed off to achieve the right look.

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popularmechanics on Apr 9, 2014 said:

Hello! I'd like to reach you via email about running a photo of your Darth Vader in Popular Mechanics magazine. We're doing a small sidebar on 3D printing and I'd love to include yours! Please contact me asap if you can! [email protected]
Thank you!!

Dynamic on Feb 22, 2014 said:

this was an awesome easy project to print thanks to great designing !!!

estark on Nov 18, 2013 said:

Hi, love this model. I am new to 3d printing having just gotten a Makerbot 2X for our school. With this file there is a "shift" that occurs about 15% up in the printing. The Head, arms and legs all just move to the left and finish the print. Its like something shifts the plate. I have not had this issue with others files.

Is this something I am doing wrong? Some setting? Thanks for any advice you can offer this newbie.

HobgoblinSteve on Nov 1, 2013 said:

we need a stormtrooper to go with this!

samuraipinguin on May 27, 2013 said:

I am a noob at 3D editing. How can I make this the exact size that I want in blender?

mattk007 on May 30, 2013 said:

I'm afraid I don't use Blender, so can't help you there...

Hulksmash on May 23, 2013 said:

I been trying to learn how to make these lego men i been trying to design yoda and failing any luck? i know we can use everything from the vader except chest and head. I printed the arms legs frindge hands in the right yoda colors i just need to figure out how to model the chest also can we use a yoda off of thingiverse and add a hole?

mattk007 on May 30, 2013 said:

I have looked at Yoda - The body can use a standard Lego torso, which I have.
Yes, the Head is available in various guises on thingiverse - so just need to size corectly and add a hole.... although none of the heads are the same as the Lego head...
The other part that needs modifying is the legs... Yoda is short! .. so a simple Hip/Leg combo is called for to stay true to the Lego design..

Hulksmash on May 8, 2013 said:

Hey Any chance on Lego darth maul Yoda or Han Solo? i want to have a colection :) iam printing the Batman now at 235% its awesome.

mattk007 on May 9, 2013 said:

All these are possible :-)

Would be difficult to achieve Darth Maul with a single colour though?

This is really where the community comes in - hopefully people can take these basic building blocks and add their inputs to create a collection!

Maybe Yoda will be next? Or Ironman?

Hulksmash on May 8, 2013 said:

Really HOPE SOOOOO!

Mattjd on Apr 11, 2013 said:

Hi Mattk007
Printed lovely on my replicator 2. With force (enough to almost draw blood!) I've snapped his legs to the hip, and the head to the body, but how am I meant to get those pins through the body? I've tried printing them at 95% size but a) they still don't fit through the body and b) when I forced one through it's too small to hold the arm?
I'm a bit new to all this but keen to learn - any help appreciated!

mattk007 on Apr 11, 2013 said:

The problem seems to be the setting on your slicing software. Not sure what you're using, but there should be a setting to adjust the print margin.
One way to test, is create a defined size block and print it, then measure the actual size produced and compare - or else use a calibration piece,
In the interim, I suggest using a drill to drill out the arm holes to a size that the pins can fit through easily and glue into arms.

mouserunner on Apr 4, 2013 said:

just finished mine and i love it, great print and my son will go crazy when he gets his hands on it. my turn to play first :)

artpenn on Mar 24, 2013 said:

Awesome model! Most of the parts are printing great without any special settings. I did have to slow my print speed down for the Pins on my Printrbot Jr. Any tips on printing the Lightsaber handle? With a slow print speed I can get about half printed before it tips over due to the angle.

mattk007 on Mar 25, 2013 said:

What Angle are you refering to? The handle should be printed vertically ?

muckychris on Feb 26, 2013 said:

Jeez this is the pinnacle of well thought out printable-ness. Perfection! My 4 and 7 yrs old boys (and I) thank you much. Cheers!

krewlir on Feb 21, 2013 said:

Cool, will print it to night:) Support material needed?

mattk007 on Feb 28, 2013 said:

No support material needed :-)

Lazloh on Feb 17, 2013 said:

This is going on my desk at work next to a picture of my kid

sgraber on Feb 14, 2013 said:

Cool! How tall does he stand?

mattk007 on Feb 14, 2013 said:

16cm

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