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3D Printed Moon – 5 Best Curated Models to 3D Print

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by Akshay Gurdita
May 11, 2018

While it's easy to appreciate the moon by looking up at the night sky or using a telescope, 3D printing has made it even easier to enjoy, whether in the palm of your hand or on the nightstand next to your bed. Introducing our curated collection of the 5 best 3D printed moon models.

3D Printed Moon #1: Moon City 2.0

Moon City 2.0 by Jukka Seppänen
Moon City 2.0 by Jukka Seppänen Source: MyMiniFactory

What is it? Moon City 2.0 reveals a ruined city hidden inside the moon, inspired by the creator’s perception of similar art.

Who created it? Jukka Seppänen

Who printed it? Many users have successfully printed this model without issues on multiple FDM printers, size scales and resolutions without the need for supports.

Where to find it? MyMiniFactory

3D Printed Moon #2: Glowing Moon

Glowing Moon by Brandon Zhun
Glowing Moon by Brandon Zhun Source: Thingiverse

What is it? Glowing Moon is a lamp that can be easily printed and mounted on an LED light.

Who created it? Brandon Zhun

Who printed it? Many users have successfully printed this model without issues on multiple FDM printers, at 0.2 mm resolution and 20% infill.

Where to find it? Multiple remixed versions along with the original are available on Thingiverse.

3D Printed Moon #3: Moon Lamp

Moon Lamp by Leung Chan
Moon Lamp by Leung Chan Source: Instructables

What is it? Moon Lamp is another lamp that can be easily printed and mounted on a LED light or lightbulb.

Who created it? Leung Chan

Who printed it? Many users have successfully printed this model without issues on multiple FDM printers, at 0.2 mm resolution and 20% infill.

Where to find it? The original file is on Thingiverse, but a more detailed explanation of the project is available at Instructables.

3D Printed Moon #4: Lunar

Lunar
Lunar Source: AstroReality

What is it? Lunar is a moon model made to 0.006 millimetres/pixel precision based on NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter data. It works with an Augmented Reality app, AstroReality, to identify landmarks and features of the moon.

Who created it? AstroReality

Who printed it? At the moment AstroReality is the only producer of this model.

Where to find it? Lunar is purchasable from the AstroReality website.

3D Printed Moon #5: Moon + Sun

Moon + Sun
Moon + Sun Source: Moon Project

What is it? Moon + Sun is another topographically accurate lunar globe based on data from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. However, the twist with this model is the addition of a mechanically rotating LED that recreates the lunar phases as seen from Earth.

Who created it? Oscar Lhermitte

Who printed it? This model is produced by Oscar Lhermitte and the Moon Project.

Where to find it? The Moon + Sun can be found and purchased online at the Moon Project store.

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