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Mario Kart 8 - Lightning Cup Trophy

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Do you need something to show that you're better at Mario Kart than all your friends? Or maybe just a better human being? Print out the Lightning Cup Trophy to show your skills - all with a single material printer!

This is a bit of an older model (July 2017), so the quality is a bit lower than my current ones. Unfortunately, this also means I was unable to share the source Inventor files. It still looks and prints great, though!

If you don't have a printer, but you still want to brag about your Mario Kart skill, you can pick one up over at my shop.

In order to print a Lightning Cup Trophy on any 3D printer, you'll need:

(Print in gray.)
1x . . . . . LightningCup_base.stl

(Print in gold.)
1x . . . . . LightningCup_boltLeft.stl
1x . . . . . LightningCup_boltMiddle.stl
1x . . . . . LightningCup_boltRight.stl

(Print in black & white - see below.)
2x . . . . . LightningCup_plateCloud


(Print in black & white - see below.)
1x . . . . . LightningCup_plateCloud
1x . . . . . LightningCup_plateBlank

...and put text / graphics on LightningCup_plateBlank to customize!

I had the best results using everyday superglue to hold the PLA parts together. Printing these parts at 100% scale is what I would consider "life-size," and smaller sizes have not been tested - do so at your own risk, and let me know if the model works at smaller sizes!

In order to get the black and white effect on any SINGLE or MULTI MATERIAL PRINTER (optional):

  1. Slice LightningCup_plateCloud.stl or LightningCup_plateBlank.stl

  2. Upload the .GCODE to Prusa ColorPrint and perform 2 color swaps - one at Z = 3.5mm and another at Z = 5.5mm. This can also be done in Cura using the "Pause at Z" function, in Simplify3D using the "Pause at Layer Height" function, or manually if you're a risk taker.

  3. Load black filament and start the print.

  4. At Z = 3.5mm, the first ColorPrint swap, swap the black filament out with white filament.

  5. At Z = 5.5mm, the second ColorPrint swap, swap the white filament out with black filament.

  6. Scrape the print off the machine, glue it to the side of the base, and post a Make!

That's about it! Thanks for dropping by, and happy printing!


  • 3D model format: STL



Hey there!

I'm Brent, and welcome to Brent Werder Design.

Here, you'll find all sorts of 3D-printer friendly models. It's always my goal to make 3D printing as accessible and useful as possible to anyone.

I've owned an Ultimaker Original + since 2015 and I've been trying to print better ever since I bought it. I built a Prusa i3 MK2S with the Multi Material upgrade in 2017. I'm working on an open-source RepRap printer design that is likely to be complete and up for download in 2019.

I also do VR sketching and good old 3D modelling, so stay tuned for new designs whenever I post them!

If you don't have access to a printer, feel free to grab a print from my website.

Thanks for dropping by, and keep on printing!



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