Death Star Ornament Inspired by Star Wars

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Introduction: Death Star Ornament Inspired by Star Wars

I'm a Star Wars aficionado.. I really like it and I have plenty of friends who like it "almost" as much as I do. So when shopping for presents this year, I wanted to give out some Star Wars ornaments.. However, the coolest one I could think of didn't even exist- the Death Star ornament!

When I imagine this I see it pointing it's death laser towards other ornaments and blowing them to smithereens!! Since I couldn't find it I decided to model and 3D print my own.

Here is a little video of the final product:


I hope you guys like it and if you like to see my other work please check out my Game of Thrones inspired Iron Throne Dock
and check out some more of my work at nuPROTO.com.. Also if you like my work please vote for me in the contests i just entered.

Thank you!

Step 1: 3d Model and Hallow It Out

It would have been an easy task to create a full sphere filled with material.. However, this would also have made the ornament heavier and wasted a ton of 3D printed material.. especially if I wanted to make more than one of these.

So I went to work and planned ahead by dividing the Death Star into two pieces.. I made it as thin as possible yet just thick enough to be printed and be strong..


Once divided I could have just glued the pieces together.. but I wanted to make it more user-friendly and easier to assemble, in case some of my friends didn't have access to hobby glue or crafty skills. I created a simple snapping mechanism which would allow the user to snap the pieces into place..


Step 2: 3D Print and Paint or Leave It White

Once that was designed, I printed one and hand painted it.. I'm keeping that one.. Honestly, after painting one, I think the ornaments look better in plain white.. So I'll let my friends either paint it or leave it plain white..

I hope you guys like it and if you like to see my other work please check out my Game of Thrones inspired Iron Throne Dock
and check out some more of my work at nuPROTO.com.. Also if you like my work Please vote for me in the contests i just entered.

Thank you!

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    jessyratfink
    jessyratfink

    7 years ago on Introduction

    Very nice! You should include your files so others can remix/print your work. :D