Chitauri Scepter (Loki's Short Staff)

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Chitauri Scepter (Loki's Short Staff) by GlitchTech May 31, 2013


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Please check out http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:305204 as it is an updated version.

Loki's Chitauri Scepter from The Avengers (2012)

This a replica of the short staff Loki used to mind control Hawkeye and several others, and escape from the S.H.I.E.L.D. compound. This item is approximately 96 cm long (36 in).

Notice: This device will not grant you the ability to fire energy blasts or take over the minds of your enemies. Such upgrades are welcome as derivatives.

Notice 2: This thing is undergoing a redesign. Faults were found during construction and after some use.


  1. Print
  2. Assemble (not the heroes)
  3. ???
  4. Take over the world

I printed the staff with ABS, 2 shells, 0.2 layer height, and 10% infill. Some pieces do require support. Included is the staff sliced to fit a Makerbot Replicator in .stl files (may not be oriented for minimal support). If you need to slice it differently, I've also included the .skp file with the original designs in it. All names referenced below should match the .stl file names.

Note: Pieces have small holes for short segments of ~1.7mm filament. These are used for test fitting and alignment for gluing.

If you do not own a 3d printer, the design files should allow you to make your own scepter out of wood or other carvable material. Much of the process after cutting out the segments will be the same.

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How is the redesign coming along? Would love to see the new version

I finished the redesign a while ago. You can find it at http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:305204

Overall, the outside is the same. It is the electronics and joints that changed. The redesign allows use of an Arduino to have programmable LEDs in the jewel instead of static LEDs.

Chitauri Scepter (Loki's Short Staff) - Mk 2

How does the Codpiece fit into the assembly? and where does the Top blade attach to?

The codpiece slides into a rectangular slot formed by neck 3 and blade holder 1.

The top blade fits in a slot formed by neck pieces 2 and 3.

What switch did you use? I'm having trouble finding one that will fit

I got it from Radio Shack. It is a SPST Micromini Toggle Switch. Part #275-0624

Could you post a new Instruction link? blog not found. And also the zip file seems to be broken.. but that may just be my download?

Oops. I'll update that link now.

As to the download, that is generated by Thingiverse. I'll drop a support ticket.

Site down again

Fixed. Accidentally introduced a bad value in my htaccess.

Just curious, what's the print and build time on this? I just was loki this year and this would be much more fun for next year if I have a head start on printing! great project by the way!

Oh, and I am working on an upgraded scepter which should be easier to assemble and includes a spot for a small Arduino for fancy LED action in the gem.

Erm, that is me. For some reason it didn't take my name...

Awesome! I would really like to try this project if I get the time! Thank you for the info.

The total print time for me was just over 34 hours (including raft) on my Replicator. It took just under 500g (including raft) of ABS. The whole finishing process took me around 2.5 hours with another hour for assembly (plus glue dry time). Electronics were simple and took maybe 30-40 minutes? Top it off with paint for another 3 hours plus dry time.

So in all around 40-45 hours plus drying time for glues and paints.