We gave an exact copy of our creation to MakerBot's office in Brooklyn to thanks them for our partnership. Like in the good old days with the "Statue de la Liberté".
Step 1: Find a Clean 3D Model
Step 2: Cut and Export on Netfabb
-Rescale it to the size you want it to be at the end.
-Use the Cuts option to slice portions of your model so that the tallest piece doesn't exceed the overall dimensions of your 3D Printer's Build Plate. (In my case, 15cm high)
-Export every single piece separately. You can save time with if you notice parts that are symetric or if they repeat themselve. In this case, export only one.
-Import the parts separately on your 3D printer's software, like MakerWare and orient them so you use a minimum of support.
-Send to the 3D Printer.
Step 3: Glue
Be careful to allign the parts perfectly because if you miss, there will be no second chance. You might want to use tape, strings or clamps to keep a presure on the parts while the epoxy hardens.