Questions tagged [3d-printing]
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How does The LEGO Group view 3D printed parts?
I own a 3D Printer, and depending on the legality, I may or may not have 3D printed some straight tracks. Because why not? As these parts are, hypothetically, printing, I think to myself "what ...
Black Universal Joints
I'm seeking black universal joints for a project. Do these exist in genuine LEGO form? I'm guessing the answer is no, despite hints (here and here). Ideally, I'd like the 3L size. Do you know of a ...
Is there a public library of LEGO parts ready to be imported to 3d editor?
I just found for myself mecabricks.com. Amazing! However I wonder where do they take models of their parts from? Are they all self-designed (and proprietary) or come from some open source? Is there ...
What 3D modelling services could I use to create custom LEGO pieces?
I want to create some custom LEGO Technic pieces, but I can't seem to find any software that is good at making it. I have tried using Blender, but it is hard to create holes. Do you have any ...
Is there anywhere that you can buy *custom* individual Lego-compatible bricks?
There are pieces I'd like to get, like "door rail" inside and outside corner plates, double-sided plates, 1x1 and corner masonry bricks, 1x1 panels (not a corner, more like Lego 4865), as ...
3d printed bricks quality? [duplicate]
I know Lego has high quality bricks, but would like to know how 3d printed quality compare ? I would also like to see the kinds of tricks you use to enhance your print quality. For what it's worth, I ...
Cutting Lego-compatible studs, +-axle holes?
TL;DR: Advice on how to machine/refine studs and +-axle holes on home made Lego-compatible parts. I've been really enjoying designing and 3D-printing my own Lego-compatible custom parts to supplement ...
How do you make a custom Lego piece/figure?
I have googled this countless times and there just isn't anything close to what I want. I want to be able to print and design pieces: minifigure accessories, minifigure designs, pretty much make my ...
Where to get 3D files for LEGO bricks? [duplicate]
I am constantly in search for a particular rare brick from the 1990's which is ridiculously expensive on BrickLink and also hard to get. So I am thinking about printing it on a 3D printer to be able ...
What are the dimensions of a technic axle?
I'm working on a LEGO compatible motor system that will be largely 3D printed. I want the connectors to fit standard LEGO axles, but I haven't been able to find the dimensions online, and I don't ...
3D printing LDD model
I want to 3D print my LEGO models (.lxf file type). How do you do it? Do you export it to a specific file type (there are LXFML, LDraw, and LXFML4 besides LXF) then import into a 3D modeller? Or is ...
Are there LEGO compatible CAD Files For Injection Mold Manufacturing?
I've designed some fun building brick sets that are compatible with LEGO but I know the market for them is smaller than what LEGO would be interested in. I've contacted some manufacturers at alibaba....
Which resolution is necessary to print bricks with a 3D printer?
I would like to print LEGO compatible figures. Which resolution is required for the 3D print in order to firmly fix the figures on LEGO bricks?
Is it possible to build Lego bricks with a makerbot replicator 3D print?
Is it possible for plates, tiles or small pieces ? Is it possible to use MLCAD with a Makerbot replicator?