Make your own Gifts

Christmas is the season of giving. The things that we give to our friends and family during the holiday season are typically bought in a store and manufactured in a distant land. 3D Printing disrupts this pattern by empowering individuals to make (rather than buy) gifts. There is no need to go to a store since the manufacturing can now be done on your desktop! photo-74

As an example of this self-manufactured gifts, one of our Makers printed this giant Lego figurine for his son. This figurine is composed of seven different parts, which are printed in blue, red and yellow. Just like a real Lego, the head, hands, and legs have full range of motion and can be disassembled. The finished product is shown inside one of the MakerLab's Replicator 2 printers to add a dramatic background!

If you had a 3D printer, what would you make as a gift? Try out some things from one of several collections on Thingiverse. If you don't own a 3D printer, no problem. You can stop by and use one of ours.