Christmas Lego Men of Kansas City

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Christmas Lego Men of Kansas City by Skimbal Dec 20, 2010

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This year instead of sending Christmas Cards I decided to use my Makerbot to make something unique for my friends. And naturally the project took on a life of its own.

The final result was 20 Lego Men at 4x the normal size. Each inscribed with a holiday greeting.

Before dispatching them off to the world, I decided it would be nice to take all 20 brothers on a photographic tour of Kansas City.


Happy Holidays to all of the Thingiverse Community.

-Michael Curry


Print out all the parts in the colors of your choice.

Cut the support structure off the hips, and attached the legs to the hips using the leg pins. You will need to glue the leg pins in place.

Attache the arms to the Body using the arm pins. You will need to glue the arm pins in place. Press the Body Fringe onto the base of the Body

Slide the Face Mask over the Head and use a fine tip permanent marker to trace the face onto the head.

Press short bits of 3mm filament into the holes on the hat bottom, the press the hat top down onto it.

Now assemble like a standard Lego Man.

This thing was inspired by http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4004
Although all parts except the arms where remodeled from scratch

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What are the arm pins and leg pins for? It doesn't seem to fulfill the purpose mentioned in the details. Should it be resized or something?

Just wish the photos were still up. Any chance you could repost them somewhere? Pleeeeease?

well done , using as a template to made a logo superman and santa

Did anyone else notice that when you print the arm pins it causes the Replicator 2 to sound like it is playing music? I found that really funny.

Finally have my two lego men finished. Great design, they went together beautifully. Now I just need to find myself a fine-tipped sharpy. Thanks Skimbal!

I'm working on some accessories, which I'll be sharing soon as I have them building right.

I finally good print of the chest on this one. It looks awesome!

What are you guys using to Print this stuff. I started printing the chest a few times with the ABP but found it breaks free from the ABP and starts getting pushed around the build platform by the print head. Can you just not use the ABP for bigger prints?

I printed your hat for my 4X-total-size variant of Stefan's minifg:

I don't quite get this - are the arms and legs glued tight to the body - or can you actually twist them just like with regular lego figs?

The arm pins pass from inside the body and are glued into the arms holes in the arms, that way the arms are secured and can still rotate freely.

Definitely need to do more 20x sized Lego bits!

One of the most impressive prints I've ever seen here.

Wow. This is officially the best christmas thing I've seen in 2010.

Really cool! My son would love to have these. Just need a 'bot now ... May I suggest you scale down to Duplo size so that you can merge your parts with standard parts thus reducing print time and increasing artistic possibilities. I know the finish might not be the same but still. If scaled down to Lego size I'd customise them and get them 3D printed by e.g. Sculpteo.

I don't know if anytone wants these but I've got a lot of standard Lego part .stl files somewhere ..

Post those lego stl's! We will scale them up! :) I've seen these in person and they are indeed cool. These guys have been accurately fixed/scaled to match "real" lego guys. If they were super-sized of course.

Cool idea , great photos :) and the quality of the prints is impressive, please share your workflow in getting to that standard. I am waiting for my ToM and would hope that your quality of print is achievable without too much post work. DONT_KNOW

This is so neat! What program did you use? How long did it take you to print all of the 20 mans?! 8-)

3 Weeks... 3 Very long weeks. It works out to about 6 hours of print time per man. The modeling was all done using Google Sketchup.

I assume skp is sketchup