3D Printed Dragon Lamp




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In this Instructable I'm going to show you how to 3D print and assemble your own Dragon Lamp (girls dig that).

Step 1: What Do You Need

You're gonna need

  • 3D printer obivously!
  • PLA filamentor any other material you're used to print with
  • 3D model
  • Simplify3Dany other slicing software you're comfy with
  • Light, you can use any light source that will fit your print
  • Drop of glue
  • Banana
  • Pliers

Step 2: Slicing

You can scale it as you wish as it's high resolution model. Same goes for the settings.

These are our settings that works for MK2 at 100% scale.

The bigger the better!


  • Extrusion width - 0,25 mm
  • Layer height - 0,15 mm
  • Perimeter shells - 2
  • Infill - 20%
  • Supports - YES
  • Brim - 15
  • Speed - 1600 mm/min (26 mm/s)
  • There is also a screen with angles that fits MK2


  • Extrusion Width - 0,4 mm
  • Layer height - 0,2 mm
  • Perimeter shells - 2
  • Infill - 0%
  • Supports - NO
  • Brim - 15
  • Speed - 3200 mm/min (52 mm/s)
  • Make sure you put the starting point on least visible place (above the hole).


  • Extrusion width - 0,4 mm
  • Layer height - 0,2 mm
  • Perimeter shells - 2
  • infill - 20%
  • Supports - NO
  • Brim - NO
  • Speed - 3200 mm/min (52 mm/s)

    Step 3: Printing - Timelapse

    This is how dragons are born. Your process should be quite similar.

    Step 4: Cleaning Your Print

    FLAME TOP - ready to use

    FLAME BOTTOM - take off the brim - should be pretty easy

    DRAGON - Eat the banana NOW! Clean your drake off supports slowly and patiently

    Simply put - treat them with love!

    Step 5: Assembling

    Just put the light on the bottom platform (or glue it there), close it with your top part of the flame and feed the dragon with it.

    - You can put the glue between the flame parts or in his mouth so the flame sticks better. I like to change the colors, so no glue for me and it holds just fine... without cats or kids around.

    Now turn the light on and enjoy your dragon's lair!

    Step 6: TIPS

    • You can print the flame from crystal clear color. Then print second TOP part of the flame at 70% scale using the vase mode in another color. Play with colors and make sure you share your results with us here! (FB group) Its also a cheap way to have multicolor lamp with simple white light as the smaller flame need just few grams of material.
    • If you happen to break the flame at the top, dont worry dragon still holds fine ( experience).
    • For the first dragon, I've heated the needle and just put it through the flame and then heated the other end of the needle and stick it through dragons throat to be sure he doesn't fall. They call me dragonslayer since then. All the other dragons are just fine hanging there.
    • 2 bananas are more than one
    • You can visit our website, Facebook or Instagram to see more of our work.



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      16 Discussions


      Question 17 days ago on Introduction

      Love the design. I bought the model. There are a few different parts to it now, a lot more than described on the instructable. My biggest thought is, how do I print the head? Bottom up? Nose down?....


      8 weeks ago

      So this is basically an ad, instead of sharing the files like most instructables. Beautiful work though.

      4 replies

      Reply 8 weeks ago

      Maybe the author forgot to post the link to the stl file as it would be too unkind to not share it. I'd give this individual the benefit of the doubt.


      Reply 7 weeks ago

      Hmmm. Really great design, although sharing is caring, or so I was told.


      Reply 7 weeks ago

      I understand and would do the same, it just that like thingiverse, instructables is typically free to help others make a project.


      8 weeks ago on Step 1

      I bought the design. Nice One! Sadly U provide an flame stl wich is hollow and has a certain wall thickness. This limits the possibilities to print in vase mode.
      Can you provide a solid one?

      3 replies

      Reply 7 weeks ago

      "full" flames do not fit the stand and have a different size :/ Additional, I find it difficult to differentiate between the different flame-models you provide. Some are same size, some differ in size a bit, some clearly match the 500mm or 250mm version. Some do have the pin to put it into the mouth, some not. Very confusing :/ (Example: "flames_straight_cut_angle" are way smaller than "flames_straight_7-with-pin", despite being the "same" thing)
      Also, the file-names you mention here dont match with the filenames of your offered model.
      I printed the dragon itself just fine (great model!), but I came for the lamp-edition which is now somewhat weird to do. Best solution would be to add a corresponding model of the lamp-part so that every future customer is happy right from the start :)
      Anyways, big thanks for the detailed dragon model, I will have huge fun to paint this. And please deliver some updated models for the flame :) :)


      Reply 7 weeks ago

      If you stick to the "recommended for printing" folder then the files should be the right size to fit the dragon in the scale provided from the beginning. I added all the other flames that are kind of work in progress versions just so that if you wanted you could try them. It might have been better to just leave them out of it. I might delete them just so they don't confuse people. Let me know if you still need help with it. I just wanted to provide as many options as possible and give a simple version that I can recommend everyone for easy printing.


      2 months ago

      Very cool idea! I especially love the third photo in your intro - that is a perfect shot to showcase how cool this is! : )

      1 reply