Introduction: Make It Move - 3D Rolls Royce

This is the Rolls Royce!

I made a wooden version of this project and thought, Hey, why not do a 3D version?
So I did.


NOTE: All numerical measurements are in CM (centimeters). You have been warned... :)
***I know the Tinkercad software's default units are mm (millimeters). But for the sake of this Instructable, I used mm on the program to scale down the size so it looks better on the Tinkercad workplane. But when you print out the project, make sure all dimensions on your workplane are converted into cm.

Also, the formats for the dimensions are length times width times height UNLESS STATED OTHERWISE.


  • Tinkercad Software
  • Time
  • Patience
  • Hot glue
  • An electric drill and 1/16" bit (optional)

Step 1: Making the Bottom

Make a rectangle 25.5 x 8.5 x 2.5 cm.

You can make your project any color you want, but I made it the color Hex #eb8534.

Step 2: Making the Axels

Get two cylinders: 12.25 cm in length, with a diameter of 0.75 cm. Set them aside for now.

Step 3: Making the Axel Holes

Now make two more cylinders, but they will be clear (aka transparent).

Length: 9 cm (it can be more/less than 9 cm, but make sure it is longer than the width of the base.

Then put it in the block, making sure it is centered. The center point of the cylinder should be 3 cm away from the edge of the block.

Group the three pieces together to make holes.

Step 4: Make the Body

Make a rectangular prism with dimensions of 22 x 8.5 x 4 cm.

Stack the body on top of the base, centering it. Group them together.

Step 5: Making the Fenders

We will need 2 fenders. They look like the piece in the last picture. Use the pictures as references to make the end product. This is just one way of making the fenders. You can manipulate the shapes however you wish to end up with the fenders!

*Pictures range from left to right

(Pic 1): Make another rectangular prism with dimensions of 25 x 2.5 x 5 cm.

(Pic 2): I also made four triangular, clear prisms with a height of 4 cm, a width of 2.5 cm, and a length of 2.57 cm. I made it clear so I can cut it out from the rectangular prism and make the fenders. Use two out of the four triangles for this picture. The other two will be used for picture 6.

(Pic 3-4): Using green squares as a reference, I made one cut 6 cm away from the edge and another cut 5 cm away from the edge.

(Pic 5): The center rectangular, clear prisms should have dimensions of 9 x 2.4 x 4 cm.

(Pic 6): Grab those two leftover triangles from picture 2! The edge of a triangle should be 3.5 cm away from the edge of the whole block for the 5 cm length. The edge of the other triangle should be 4.6 cm away from the edge of the whole block for the 6 cm length. (Refer to pic 3-4)

(Pic 7): Get two rectangular prisms and make them transparent. It doesn't matter what the width is, but make sure it is wider than the whole block. As for the length, one side of the rectangle should line up with the triangles. The height is 4.1 cm.

(Pic 8): Combine all parts to end up with this figure.

Make 2 fenders.

Step 6: Attaching Fenders

Once you have made your two fenders, drag them over to your base/body.

The shorter piece of the fender should be the one in front.

Make sure the two faces touch each other and group the pieces.

Step 7: Making the Wheels

The wheel is 4.5 cm in diameter, while the height is 2 cm. Make 5 of them. Put the fifth one to the side for now. Four wheels will have holes for the axles, while the fifth one doesn’t need a hole.

As for the transparent cylinder, it has a diameter of 0.75 cm and a height of 3 cm. Remember, the height doesn't matter, as long as it is greater than 2 cm.

Step 8: Constructing the Back (part A)

Get a transparent rectangular prism with dimensions of 8.5 x 2 x 3.6 cm.

Then combine.

Step 9: Constructing the Back (part B)

The back will have a ramp-like shape, so we will need a triangular prism for this.

The dimensions for it will be 8.5 x 2 x 3 cm. Combine it with the rest of the figures.

Then, using that fifth wheel, rotate it and place it onto the ramp. Make sure the faces touch. Then combine it.

Step 10: Headlamps

Making the headlamps are easy enough.

Get a cylinder: diameter of 1.5 cm and a height of 1 cm.

Rotate it as needed and make two of them, centering it on the front of the body. Make sure the faces touch.

Step 11: Making the Hood (part A)

Make a transparent rectangular prism with dimensions of 9 x 7 x 3.5 cm.

Put it in the front of the car. This will be you car hood/front trunk.

Step 12: Making the Hood (part B)

Now we're going to make a thin rectangular prism for the actual hood part of the whole front trunk. The dimensions of it are 8.8 x 6.8 x 0.5 cm.

Make a small cylinder for the handle with a diameter of 0.5 cm and a height of 0.7 cm. Attach it to the top of the thin hood piece you just made and group the two. Center it and put it near the bottom of the thin hood.

Put the thin rectangle above the empty trunk, making one side touch.
I like to make the thin hood a bit smaller than the trunk hole to show that there is a hood there. For the wood version, I drilled holes on the side of the rectangle and nailed two nails in (no pun intended lol) to make it open and close.
You can drill the 3D plastic to make the hinges open and close, but then you wouldn't attach the thin hood to the body. You would put it aside as a loose piece to print out and attach separately. For the wood version, I used a 1/16" drill bit to make the hinges.

Step 13: Constructing the Roof (part A)

Make a rectangular prism (in red) with dimensions of 8.5 x 0.5 x 2 cm. Line it up to the edge of the body.

Step 14: Constructing the Roof (part B)

For the roof itself, make a rectangular prism with dimensions of 10.5 x 8.5 x 2 cm. Line it up with the piece you just constructed in the previous step. This is also shown in red.

Step 15: Constructing the Roof (part C)

Now make two cylinders for the support beams/goal posts. They both have a diameter of 0.5 cm and a height of 1.9 cm. Position them under the roof, making sure it connects with the roof piece and body.

Combine the pieces together.

Step 16: BONUS License Plate

For a BONUS I made a red license plate for my car.

The rectangular prism's dimensions are 6.4 x 2.2 x 0.2 cm.

I added some text and a small version of my state (I live in Texas!) on top of the rectangular prism. I got the state of Texas 3D model from the Tinkercad Shape Generator.

I made sure all 3 figures touched and grouped them together.

Step 17: Your COMPLETED Pieces!

Congrats! You are DONE with the 3D modeling part of your project!

These are the loose pieces of your Rolls Royce!

You have your four wheels, two axles, and license plate. Your thin hood piece could also be a loose piece, but that is only if you want it to open and close using a hinge.

Once you have printed these out, you can proceed to assemble them.

  • Grab an axle and wheel and insert one end of the axle into the wheel's hole. The diameter of the two should be the same, so it should fit in nice and snug. If not, then you can use a bit of hot glue to make it sturdy. Push the other end of the axle through the hole in the car itself, make sure not to touch the fenders (otherwise it won't roll!). Attach another wheel onto that end. Use glue if necessary. Repeat for the other set of axles and wheels.
  • Glue the license plate to the back of your Rolls Royce, under the wheel at the back.
  • As for the hinge, I marked two small holes on either side of the body of the car and carefully drilled though it and the hood. Use two nails to secure the hood, creating a hinge.
    (I did this for the wood version of the Rolls Royce. You can try to drill though 3D plastic, aka PLA, as it is possible, but be careful! :D )

Step 18: The Assembled Rolls Royce

It's time to roll out in style! :P

The first and biggest picture is the real-life picture of my Rolls Royce, the wooden one that I made. This project is based on that. See the resemblance?
The other two pictures show the completed 3D version of the Rolls Royce with everything attached.

***As I said before, these unit measurements for the Instructable 3D version are in CM. My real Rolls Royce is also in CM. So when before you print out the 3D version, make sure all measurements in here are proportionate to CM.***

I hope you have fun making this just I had fun writing this Instructable and making my wood version of the Rolls Royce.

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Thank you so much, and good luck!!!

Stay safe, healthy, and cheerful! :D
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