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3D Print Lego: 20 Fantastic Lego Parts & Minifigs to 3D Print

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by Leon Ortiz
Feb 14, 2020
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3D printing Lego offers great opportunities to customize or supersize your builds. Read on for the best 3D printed Lego to print today!

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Conquering New Realms

A 3D printed Lego astronaut
A 3D printed Lego astronaut (Source: Ctrl Design via MyMiniFactory)

Lego is all about experimenting with different possibilities. You can build a set according to the included instructions or you can improvise, going off the beaten path to make something new.

3D printing Lego means that, if for some reason you can’t find that one specific piece, you can now print a replica. Or, you could scale up the parts of your favorite set, making a mega-scale, giant Lego model. Possibilities abound!

Copycats Beware

With its Minifigures, bricks, gears, and axles, Lego matches quite well with 3D printing to open up a whole new world of opportunities.

However, in fear of losing control of the market, the Lego Company recently went out hunting to bring down unofficial Lego parts in the online universe. In the later part of 2019, many of the 3D file sharing websites suffered a crackdown on Lego-related files. Some websites stood their ground, others were not able to.

On this list, you’ll find some of the best Lego-related projects still out there. Read on to bring back childhood nostalgia, discover new possibilities, or just have a good time expanding your creativity.

Of course, if shipping time isn’t an issue, or you don’t have a printer and you want to have that one unique piece, a good option could be Craftcloud, the 3D printing and price comparison service from All3DP. Here, you can get precise parts printed in almost any material (metal Lego, anyone?). You can also see a full list of prices for every model, saving you the trouble of comparing services yourself!

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Customizable Lego-Compatible Bricks

Various sizes of bricks with text
Various sizes of bricks with text (Source: Lyle via Thingiverse)

This project opens the door to creating a standard brick with any text. The creator initially made these as print samples, with the filament name embedded on the brick. He also mentions using these for nameplates, signs, and messages. But it doesn’t have to stop there!

You can mix these with a standard Lego set, make interesting trophies for kids, or you can scale it up and get personalized, stackable containers.

Who made it? Lyle

Where to find it? Thingiverse

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Duplo-to-Brio Converter Brick

These 3D printed adapters are perfect for small children to use while playing
These 3D printed adapters are perfect for small children to use while playing (Source: Thomas Flummer via Thingiverse)

This design is a remix of another converter brick design. A simplified version, the creator designed this piece to be simple enough for a 3-year-old to use. This brick is the perfect thing to merge two inspiring classic toy sets, adding wooden rails to your plastic empire.

The designer printed this Lego piece on an Ultimaker without supports.

Who made it? Thomas Flummer

Where to find it? Thingiverse

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Trilego

Trilego
Open up new possibilities! (FireflyII via Thingiverse)

Special designs like these Trilego pieces are prime examples of the advantages of 3D printing. This piece was a long time wish of the designer, and now it’s possible for anyone to print their own.

There are STL files for this Lego piece in many aspect ratios, lengths, and heights. Also, a normal 2×2 brick can be attached to the bottom.

Who made it? Duane

Where to find it? Thingiverse

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Common Gear Set

Gear set
The 3D printed set in action (Source: kloroplaster via Thingiverse)

One of the best things about Lego parts is that you can use them to create mostly- or fully-functional builds. Some projects require gears, and some others require a massive amount of gears. Make sure you don’t fall short by printing all the gears that you need.

Who made it? BadBrick

Where to find it? Thingiverse

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Lego Minifigure

Blank Minifigures, perfect for coming up with your own wacky Lego characters
Blank Minifigures, perfect for coming up with your own wacky Lego characters (Source: Cristoph via MyMiniFactory)

This standard recreation of a Minifigure serves as a basis to create any kind of character. There are many similar files online, but we like this one because the parts are printed separately and thus the assembly retains all of the mobility of the original ones from Lego. Since the parts are small, the designer recommends using very fine resolutions for printing.

Who made it? Christoph

Where to find it? MyMiniFactory

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Stormtrooper

This Storm Trooper just needs a blaster
This stormtrooper just needs a blaster (Source: Vonkonow.com)

With a 3D printer and these files, you’ll have the power to clone your own army of stormtroopers! Once you have a whole bunch, please feel free to use stop motion to re-enact the arrival of the Emperor with the Imperial March. (And send us the video!)

These are Lego-compatible; all parts are movable and the helmet is also detachable.

Who made it? Johan Von Konow

Where to find it? Von Konow’s Personal Blog

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Zombie Minifigure

Keep this zombie away from your other Minifigs!
Keep this zombie away from your other Minifigs! (Source: Michael Curry via MyMiniFactory)

This is the perfect model for your Lego zombie apocalypse. The eyes and mouth are separate STL files, which means that any color or material combination is possible.

The designer suggests printing the eyes with glow-in-the-dark filament and using glue to fix the face parts in place if necessary. Due to the limits of FDM 3D printing, the head is much larger than original Lego heads, so it will be necessary to print the entire body to fit.

Who made it? Michael Curry

Where to find this? MyMiniFactory

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Han Solo in Carbonite

Han Solo in Carbonite: a Star Wars classic
Han Solo in Carbonite: a Star Wars classic (Source: Mochael Pettinghill via MyMiniFactory)

Print Jabba’s most prized trophy in order to complement any Star Wars set. Really, would a collection of Lego Minifigs be complete without a Han Solo in carbonite? Although this 3D printed Lego design doesn’t have a detailed face and shirt, these details could be drawn or painted on later.

This time, Han Solo is frozen in plastic!

Who made it? Michael Pettingill

Where to find it? MyMiniFactory

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Human Scale Parrot

Image of: 9. Human Scale Parrot

This Parrot was designed to house electronics, enabling it to reapeat everything you say. But if a electronic project isn’t what you want, you can just print the solid model to sit on your monitor.

The model consists of several parts printed seperatly in different colors.

Who made it? Stian Ervik Wahlvåg

Where to find it? MyMiniFactory

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Microquad

The finished quadcopter, ready to zip around
The finished quadcopter, ready to zip around (Source: Ulf Lindeström via Thingiverse)

Take to the skies and make a quadcopter drone using Lego! These files contain the pieces holding the motors as well as the piece at the center holding everything together.

Note that the designer advises not to use the STL files but rather to use the OpenSCAD project to alter the parameters and generate custom STL files for your own Lego quadcopter design.

Who made it? Ulf Lindeström

Where to find it? Thingiverse

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Lego Technic Mini Tow Truck 9390

The Big Tow Truck 9390, a mega replica
The Big Tow Truck 9390, a mega replica (Source: Yair BM via Thingiverse)

This is a scaled-up version of the 9390 Mini Tow Truck set. It was printed three times bigger than the original.

All gears and parts are printed separately, and it’s assembled in the same way, with similar functionality to the original model.

Who made it? Yair BM

Where to find it? Thingiverse

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Personalized Lego Box

A personalized brick box
A personalized brick box (Source: Marc Beaulieu via MyMiniFactory)

This isn’t a replica of an existing Lego model, but it is the perfect tool to keep all the pieces and Minifigures organized. Even better, it provides a space to print a name or label for extra customization!

These files come prelabeled, but with a little bit of tweaking and 3D modeling skills, it’s not difficult to modify it, even on a program as simple as Tinkercad.

Who made it? Marc Beaulieu

Where to find it? MyMiniFactory

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Lego Head Container

Head container
This model comes in multiple sizes 3DCreat3D via MyMiniFactory

This is another tool to help you keep items organized and neatly separated. It’s a bit smaller, but the nice thing about it is that it has a screw cap, making the contents more secure.

Note that this design can’t be scaled up automatically with slicer software since the screw tolerances will become too loose. The designer provides a second file for a container that is ten times larger than the original.

Who made it? Jason Suter

Where to find it? MyMiniFactory

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Giant Cup

Time to nerd out at the office
Time to nerd out at the office (Source: Arden Markin via MyMiniFactory)

This is a giant Lego cup, an exact replica of the part you may find in some Lego sets. Printed in the proper materials with the right settings, it can hold some liquids, but hot ones are not recommended. (Also make sure you’re using food-safe materials and printing practices!)

That said, just like a real cup, it can be used for many other purposes, such as a pencil holder, desk organizer, planter, spare parts dish, or even just an interesting conversation piece.

Who made it? Arden Markin

Where to find it? MyMiniFactory

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Ball & Socket Stand

A mini Lego X-Wing with stand
A mini Lego X-Wing with stand (Source: Hayley Adams via MyMiniFactory)

This part will allow you to display any Lego vehicle or even a Minifigure in a dramatic action pose. It has a ball and socket joint in the middle and a 2×2 Lego brick as the receiving end.

This was made to go on top of a monitor, but you can modify it to go on any flat surface.

Who made it? Hayley Adams

Where to find it? MyMiniFactory

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Hexagonal Display with Dovetails

The hexagonal display is perfect for showing off your minifigure collection
The hexagonal display is perfect for showing off your minifigure collection (Source: Gafnorin via Cults3d)

As your Minifig army gets bigger and bigger, you’ll need some way to organize them. Because of its hexagonal shape, this wall-mounted display system can be formed in various different configurations, and the dovetail joints allow for the gradual expansion of the display.

Who made it? Gafnorin

Where to find it? Cults

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Ancient Greek Column

Columns
Build yourself some ruins! leisink via MyMiniFactory

These pieces can be used to build an authentic-looking ancient Greek temple or to display Minifigures with all the monumental flair of a statue. Since the pedestal, shaft, and capital are separate pieces, the complete column can reach any height. Each piece is as tall as two standard Lego pieces.

Who made it? Martijn Leisink

Where to find it? MyMiniFactory

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Minifig TP Holder

He sure looks happy considering he just holds the TP
He sure looks happy considering he just holds the TP (Source: Glenn Shelton via Thingiverse)

While this print may seem like old news, its potential keeps it on the list. It can, of course, be used to hold toilet paper rolls, but it can also hold pens, tools, or tape rolls.

Be aware that it has a flat backside so that it can be attached to a wall or vertical surface.

Who made it? Glenn H. Shelton III

Where to find it? Thingiverse

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Floating Ferry

This floating ferry is fun on land or in the pool, but be careful not to lose your bricks in the filters!
This floating ferry is fun on land or in the pool, but be careful not to lose your bricks in the filters! (Source: Tomaz Tomsic Via MyMiniFactory)

This little printed ferry can really float. Use it to transport your Lego vehicles across the bathtub or a pool! The ramp has a working mechanism to allow loading and unloading operations while “docked”.

The studs are Lego-compatible; use them to build Lego parts on top or add wheels to the bottom for some dry land playtime.

Who made it? Tomaz Tomsic

Where to find it? MyMiniFactory

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Stud Launcher

The Big Stud Launcher, because them tiny ones ain't fun enough
The Big Stud Launcher, because them tiny ones ain't fun enough (Source: Stian Ervik Wahlvag)

The designer of this model did us a favor and provided these files so that we can experience all the fun the Minifigures are having with the Stud Launcher. You may find the original piece across various Lego sets as guns, blasters, or even fire extinguishers. The provided files allow you to print both a keychain and a full-size version.

Fun fact: These were first introduced in the Lego Star Wars sets as stormtrooper blasters.

Who made it? Stian Ervik Wahlvag

Where to find it? MyMiniFactory

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Honorary Mention: Giant Go-Kart

A giant Lego Go-Kart
A giant Lego Go-Kart (Source: Matt Denton via Youtube)

Maker Matt Denton has taken up the project of building supersized Lego sets. This particular example is the 1972 Go-Kart kit.

Though not quite big enough to be “driven” by a child, these are still an awesome Lego project and toy. You can watch the YouTube video to learn more about the challenges Denton encountered while printing it.

The files used to be online, but after the Big Takedown, the files are no longer publicly available.

The 8808 Buggy Lego set, ready for printing
The 8808 Buggy Lego set, ready for printing (Source: Kenny via GrabCad)

If you want to build something similarly huge, what you can do (other than start from scratch) is use parts from this Lego Buggy project and scale them up. Even if you only print a 1:1 copy, it’s still a very fun project to complete.

Who made it? Kenny

Where to find it? GrabCad

(Lead image source: cohlwiler via Thingiverse)

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