It's impossible to have missed it: Star Wars is back again. The Force Awakens is the 7th movie in this decades spanning series. And thanks to the immeasurable popularity of the Star Wars universe in the 3D printing community, we're finding cool new Star Wars related models every day. Check out this roundup of some of the most awesome Star Wars related designs around!
Obi-Wan Kenobi's Lightsaber
We just have to start with Valcrow's lightsaber. For Star Wars day (May the Fourth – think about it…) last year he wrote a guestblog detailing the best way to build his 14-part 3D printed lightsaber model. The saber, modelled after Obi-Wan Kenobi's lightsaber prop from A New Hope, was recently featured on Tested as a great example of designing for 3D printing.
But if 14 parts sounds like too much work you can also opt for the much simpler 4-part version instead.
Low-poly Stormtrooper, Darth Vader
Next up is Flowalistik, one of our favorite modellers known for his low-poly Pokémon and other Nintendo characters. In honor of 3DHubs' #3dprintingday he's added a low-poly Stormtrooper and low-poly Darth Vader to his selection of low-poly designs!
If you're lucky enough to have a foosball table at home or at the office, excite has your back. He's made stormtrooper helmets for your foosball players so you can field two squads of the Empire's finest to battle for the goals!
Lightsaber Napkin Rings
Excite hasn't just improved your foosball tables, he's also improving the fancy dinners you'll have with family over the holidays. Want to lighten the mood a bit? Put your napkins into these lightsaber napkin rings and spend the time between courses reenacting lightsaber battles with your siblings.
No round-up of Star Wars 3D models can be complete without a model of Artoo. Somerwil's model consists of 16 parts that have been optimized for 3D printing. After assembly it's approximately A3 paper sized when printed at 100%! You'll have to make your own beeping sounds though.
Motorized AT-AT Walker
Are static Star Wars models not fancy enough for you? How about this motorized AT-AT walker by LtDan! Thanks to the addition of just a single micro gearmotor running on a 9 volt battery this all terrain combat vehicle can actually walk.
Flying Rey's Speederbike
But if walking models still aren't doing it for you, then maybe flying is more your speed. After all, who doesn't want their own Star Wars themed drone? This RC quadcopter by themodelmaker is an actually flying version of Rey's speederbike from the new movie.
Okay, our last one is not actually a 3D model. But we couldn't have a Star Wars themed round-up without adding this. Did you know you could make music with your 3D printer? The stepper motors make noise while the printhead is moving – by adjusting the speed and direction that noise can be a specific note. And string the right notes together and you get…
You can build your own gcode to do this by converting a MIDI file, but we found that this gcode by Silviu Stroe worked just fine on our printers.
Have we missed an amazing Star Wars 3D model in our round-up? Let us know in the comments!