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Elf on a shelf in Carbonite

Creation's quality: 5.0/5 (3 votes)
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This is my scratch version of Elf on A Shelf Trapped in Carbonite. Someone asked how hard it would be to make an Elf on a Shelf in Carbonite STL, and it made me want to find out, so I made this.
Included are 6 versions, 1 Original, 1 Tree Ornament, 1 Hollow Back, 1 Torture Face, 1 Torture Face Hollow Back, 1 Carbon Freeze Escape

I was trying to get it done ASAP, so people can print it before Christmas! :D Luckily, it only took me 5 hrs and 43 minutes to make this!

I hope you all enjoy this STL Special thanks to Jonathan Edwards in the 3d printed armor, weapon props, and statues group for asking the question. This way a fun project! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, to all!!!

  • 3D file format: STL
  • Last update: 2021/02/20 at 17:49
  • Publication date: 2020/12/17 at 13:08



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Just a creator, creating... Art is my passion in life. I really think I found my calling. There is nothing I enjoy more than 3D modeling and printing, then painting and fabricating those prints. I just want to do this for the rest of my life. Wish this could be my job.



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I ended up flattening the back using MS 3D builder, which reduced the triangle count enough to import it into tinkercad. It also meant that I could print it lying on its back, and it only needed a couple little supports for the eyelet and side control panels. I don't know if 3D builder or tinkercad (or both) misinterpreted something in the process, but in tinkercad it was huge. I shrunk it down to 95mm tall so it was more appropriately-sized for hanging on the tree. Printed at 0.06mm layer height on my LK1 and it came out great. Printing a few more to give out to friends. This really is the most depressingly-appropriate christmas ornament for 2020.

Standing up, upside down seems to be the popular way of printing this. Shouldn’t need any supports doing it that way.

Any suggestions on the best way to print this? Vertical with support everywhere? Or laying down with the back of carbonite on the build plate? Love the look of this, thanks!

Where would you like the 2020? I could probably go ahead and add it on there if you really want it that bad. This file was decimated to 250k and I believe the file is right on 25mb, so I’m not sure why it won’t import. Thanks for your support!

Wow, this is so detailed. A little too detailed. It's not importable into tinkercad due to being over both the size and triangle limit. I wanted to add a "2020" to the ornament version before printing, but tinkercad chokes on the STL. Any chance of a solid, reduced-complexity version for us noobs that can't get a handle on the big-boy CAD programs? For reference, their limits are 25MB and 300k triangles. It's kinda useless to me if I can't customize it.

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