Santa Claus—otherwise known as Saint Nicholas— has a long history immersed in Christmas traditions. Today, he is mainly believed to be the jolly old bloke in red who brings toys to good girls and boys on Christmas Eve. The story of Saint Nicholas goes all the way back to the 3rd century when he walked the Earth and became the patron saint of children. He is tasked to deliver presents, and If Santa Claus had a 3D printer, he would be able to make 3D printed toys, and 3D printed Christmas presents for the good kids.
In modern folklore, Santa Claus is said to make lists of children throughout the world. He categorizes them as per their behavior throughout the year. Santa Claus then embarks on a journey to distribute presents, such as toys and candy, to all the well-mannered kids across the world. This seems like a hectic job, and Santa Claus and his associates could really use some help. This article will look at some of the toys and presents that could be 3D printed by Santa Claus.
Low-Poly Space Toys
This is an excellent 3D printable Low-poly Space Toys collection. It consists of four different 3D models, including the mighty Darth Polygon. Furthermore, these models don’t need support material to be printed.
STL link: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1169514
Widowmaker’s Widow’s Kiss Collapsible Sniper Rifle (Overwatch)
This the legendary sniper rifle used by the Widowmaker in Blizzard‘s acclaimed game, Overwatch. This prints at a 1:1 scale and actually converts from the assault weapon out to the full sniper rifle, over 4.5 feet in length. Its unique design does not require any special tools or extra parts to switch from assault to sniper. It would be perfect for carrying around. Shifting parts consist of movable shrouds, telescoping barrel pieces, a collapsible rear sight, and folding main scope. The scope is also hollow with a removable shroud and separate lenses so it can be customized. It is an ideal gift for a fan of Overwatch.
STL link: https://pinshape.com/items/28805-3d-printed-widowmakers-widows-kiss-collapsible-sniper-rifle-overwatch
Why give them a single toy when you can help them turn everyday objects into a toy? With the help of these 3D printed items, children can hijack everyday items and turn them into fun toys. Santa Claus can use and 3D print the “Open Toys” of leFabShop. They also teach kids recycling and finding different uses for discarded items at home.
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They can reuse scraps of cork and wood to make toys and transform objects into cars, planes, or helicopters. Furthermore, instead of wood and cork, kids can also use fruits and vegetables.
STL link: https://cults3d.com/en/3d-model/game/open-toys-lefabshop
Mini Monster Truck with Suspension
For kids who love playing with trucks, this is a fantastic toy. The truck body and suspension print in one piece. There is no need for support, as supports are built into part. Rim caps friction fit to the body, and no glue is needed. Santa Claus will not have to do extensive post-processing for this one.
STL link: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1557428
Among US Crewmate Lamp
Among Us is one of the most popular games that kids are playing these days. Santa Claus could 3D print this crewmate lamp from the game. This particular design should be 27cm high or 10,63 inches high.
STL link: https://cults3d.com/en/3d-model/game/among-us-crewmate-lamp-headset-non-included
BB8 Droid – Star Wars: The Force Awakens
This is an excellent gift for Star Wars fans, a simple model that could be easily printed and assembled. It does not need supports or post-processing. Santa could simply print it to any size and gift right away.
STL link: https://pinshape.com/items/16063-3d-printed-bb8-droid-star-wars-the-force-awakens
The Mandalorian Support Free Remix Pose 2
This model from ‘The Mandalorian’ is an easy to 3D print project, and it does not require any additional supports. It is an excellent collectible for children who love the show.
STL link: https://www.myminifactory.com/fr/object/3d-print-the-mandalorian-support-free-remix-pose-2-138013
Call of Duty Ray Gun
Call of Duty is one of the greatest videogame franchises of all time and immensely popular among kids. This is a replica of the Ray Gun from the game. Santa Claus could add sound and lighting effects to make it look even more authentic. It would make an excellent present for a COD fan who has been a good kid this year.
STL link: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1420442
Volkswagen Bus 1970s
For the kids who like collecting scale models of cars and vans, this VW Bus model is a brilliant 3D printed toy. It has some of the general features of Volkswagen vans from the 1970s
STL link: https://cults3d.com/en/3d-model/game/volkswagen-bus-1970s
Batman vs. Superman- Helmet
This helmet is a miniature replica of the one in the movie. Kids love Batman, and it would be a perfect Christmas gift for a kid who loves The Dark Knight. This particular helmet will require Santa Claus to do some post-processing to achieve the film’s authentic look.
STL link: https://pinshape.com/items/17283-3d-printed-batman-vs-superman-helmet
Gears of War – Carmine’s Helmet
This helmet is based on the one worn by Anthony, one of the Carmine Brothers from the first game of the popular Gears of War saga. This COG Private died 14 years after the E-Day, and this wearable helmet design is inspired by the one used in the game.
STL link: https://www.myminifactory.com/fr/object/3d-print-gears-of-war-carmine-s-helmet-wearable-20931
Multi-Color Flying Helicopter Toy
If a kid has requested a flying helicopter, Santa Claus could create this multi-color flying helicopter toy.
STL link: https://cults3d.com/en/3d-model/game/multi-color-flying-helicopter-toy
Suzuki GSX-RR MotoGP RC Motorcycle
Both the Ducati and Suzuki RC motorcycles feature a functional 3D printed front fork, adjustable rear suspension, and drivetrain that translates power from gears to a belt drive system, which turns the rear wheel. The bikes stay upright by using a weighted front wheel, which acts as a passive gyroscope, and both bikes have to option run either TPU 3D printed rear tires or rubber F1 RC tires for better grip.
The Rider is also printed in 3D and houses a brain, backbone, and pelvis. The brain is a super tiny ultra-micro servo which is placed in the head of the rider. It attaches to the spine that is a metal rod that runs through the body and is attached to the pelvis, translating the servo’s movement.
STL link: https://pinshape.com/items/30720-3d-printed-2016-suzuki-gsx-rr-motogp-rc-motorcycle
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