Note: I recommend downloading the Low Poly Mazinger Z v2 instead. I made several refinements throughout the design.
Mazinger Z (a 1970's manga series also known as Tranzor Z in the US), was the first robot that inspired me when I was a child. The story of a hero piloting a giant robot to battle giant monsters was so cool. I especially liked how Mazinger Z emerged from the dam when the hero flew in with the Hover Pilder to dock onto its crown.
I've always wanted to own a Mazinger Z toy so I decided to make one for myself and thanks to 3D printing, that dream became a reality. It took around 1 week to 3D model all the parts and another week to 3D print, paint, and assemble them together. Even though it's a low poly design, I feel that I've captured Mazinger Z's iconic look.
All the parts that are needed to assemble this super robot are all included when you download Low Poly Mazinger Z. There are a lot of parts but they are simple to print with easy support removal and post-work.
Please share your Low Poly Mazinger Z print on Instagram and hashtag #biglildesign .
Thank you and happy 3D printing!
Mazinger Z was 3D printed in PLA on the Ultimaker 2 with Cura software.
Small and detailed parts like the Head, Horn, Hover Pilder, Hover Pilder Discs, Hover Pilder Wing, Hands, and all the Joints were printed in high quality. All the other parts were printed in normal quality.
When importing the parts into your slicer program, they should come in at the optimized print orientation.
If printed at 100%, Low Poly Mazinger Z stands at 243.4mm (9.6").
Attach ball & socket joints together before super gluing the ends to the designated parts.
Acrylic paint was applied on Low Poly Mazinger Z. A fine tip brush is recommended when painting the Head and Hover Pilder.
The list below includes part names, print quantity, and raft/support settings:
Arm_Lower x 2 / no raft / yes support
Arm_Upper x 2 / no raft / yes support
Chest x 1 / no raft / yes support
ChestPlate_Left x 1 / no raft / no support
ChestPlate_Right x 1 / no raft / no support
Connector_01 x 1 / no raft / no support
Connector_02 x 1 / no raft / no support
Foot x 2 / no raft / no support
Hand_Left x 1 / no raft / yes support
Hand_Right x 1 / no raft / yes support
Head x 1 / no raft / yes support
Horn x 2 / yes raft / no support
HoverPilder x 1 / no raft / yes support
HoverPilder_Disc x 2 / no raft / no support
HoverPilder_Wing x 1 / no raft / no support
Joint_Ball_Large x 4 / no raft / no support
Joint_Ball_Medium x 4 / no raft / no support
Joint_Ball_Small x 4 / no raft / no support
Joint_Socket_Large x 4 / no raft / no support
Joint_Socket_Medium x 4 / no raft / no support
Joint_Socket_Small x 4 / no raft / no support
Leg_Lower x 2 / no raft / yes support
Leg_UpperLeft x 1 / no raft / yes support
Leg_UpperRight x 1 / no raft / yes support
MidBody x 1 / no raft / yes support
Shoulder x 2 / no raft / yes support
Waist x 1 / no raft / yes support
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