Here's a funny little (or huge if you go with the Ostrich Egg) Surprise Easter Egg, which can house any design you want inside, and then can be cracked open like a real egg! You can then take the print off the shell or leave as is. Remixes and makes are always welcomed!
Check out my other designs here: https://www.thingiverse.com/Superbeasti/designs
The shell is 0.8mm thick and breaks somewhat easy, just don't fill the whole inside area to allow the shell to bend inward when breaking (use a corner of a table or similar to break the egg). The egg has a built in support, which is easier to remove than slicers supports.
4 Different sizes:
Quail Egg 40mm (24mm build plate)
Chicken Egg 65mm (42mm build plate)
Swan Egg 120mm (78mm build plate)
Ostrich Egg 190mm (126mm build plate)
Low Poly Stanford Bunny and Heart Pendant included as an an example, and if can't create your own, let me know which design you would like to include.
Instructions for combining .stl files in Meshmixer:
- Open the desired sized egg
- Align it to the center, if not already aligned automatically (Edit, Align)
- Perform a vertical Plane Cut (Edit, Plane Cut, Rotate 90 degrees, select "Slice (Keep both)
- Separate Shells (Edit, Separate Shells)
- Hide the other side of the egg from the Object browser (View, Object browser, eye icon)
- Import Your other .stl file
- Align it also (Edit, Align)
- Scale it if needed (Edit, Transform, Scale Y/X/Z
- Move it so, that it bare touches the small pin on the egg's build plate (Edit,Transform and move using the arrows)
- Unhide the eggs other half, and select all from the Object browser
- Combine (this appears when you select all parts
- Export your new .stl (File, Export)!!!
It is recommended to use Meshmixer tree supports.
The Bunny and the Heart Pendant can be found here.
Das Filament PLA
Try to get away without support, as the screw up the built in support!
Sanding post print is recommended, it really makes the surface egg-like and removes most irregularities. I used a soft 100 grit sanding pad for these.