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Sleigh Lantern

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3D model description

Sleigh Lantern

LED Tea-Light or Votive Candle Holder

A led votive candle holder / lantern with Santa in his sleigh and the reindeer flying off around the sides of this little holiday lantern. The wrap around design makes this a great piece for coffee or dining table where a 360º view is available

Designed for a filament color swap in the middle of each print this lantern glows with a LED votive inside. A silhouette of Santa's Sleigh flying over the rooftops on a starring Christmas Eve.

Each of the 4 panels is 140mm x 70mm with a 80 x 80mm base to help hold the panels square. The left and right edges are set to a 45º angle to create clean mitered corners.

Happy Holidays

Other lantern designs include
Stacked Pumpkin Lantern
Stacked Bat Lantern
Spider Web Lantern
and fall themed
Fall Leaves Lantern

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Please download the individual .stl or .obj files depending on your preference.
5 files needed for complete model, 3 if choosing the two panel side by side files.

3D printing settings

Print Settings
Printer Brand FlashForge
Printer Model Adventurer 3
Rafts Yes
Supports No
Resolution .2
Infill 100%
Filament Brand 3D Solutions, Greentech
Filament Color See Through Blue, SIlk Silver
Filament Material PLA
Misc Notes
Printed at .2 layer height, 4mm nozzle and using a raft to assist in preventing warping on this thin flat print.
For my printer, Flashforge Adventurer 3 Pro I have to turn of Raft, slice and review layers to identify the color change layer between sky and sleigh. For mine at .2 the layer pause for filament change was at layer 11. After setting the pause I turn back on the raft and reslice it using the non-raft layer pause. Worked out great.
I was able to fit 2 panels side by side on my small 150mm print bed.
This was designed with navy blue and silver as the color scheme. Instead of navy I used transparent blue for my first print of this to see if the candle light would glow through well.

Post-Printing - Assembly required
Putting together this lantern is as simple as glueing each edge of the panels to the adjacent ones. These are a 45 degree angle mitered joint and fit tightly together edge to edge. Personally I used a glue strip to stick them together as it was less messy or risk of glue seeping out. It also allows the lantern to be disassembled for flat storage after the holidays.
If I was to glue this together I would use the raft as a pallet, draw out a line of gel type super glue then tap a panel edge in the glue to get a very thin amount on one edge before sticking it together a panel at a time.

3D printer file information

  • 3D design format: OBJ and STL Folder details Close
    • Sleigh_Lantern_1_Front_.obj
    • Sleigh_Lantern_1_Front_.stl
    • Sleigh_Lantern_1__2_Front_and_R_Side.stl
    • Sleigh_Lantern_2_Right_Side_.obj
    • Sleigh_Lantern_2_Right_Side_.stl
    • Sleigh_Lantern_3_Back_Side_.obj
    • Sleigh_Lantern_3_Back_Side_.stl
    • Sleigh_Lantern_3__4_Back_and_Left.stl
    • Sleigh_Lantern_4_Left_Side_.obj
    • Sleigh_Lantern_4_Left_Side_.stl
    • Sleigh_Lantern_5_Base.obj
    • Sleigh_Lantern_5_Base.stl

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  • Publication date: 2021-12-04 at 00:02
    Published to Thingiverse on: 2021-12-03 at 11:40


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