A fully (well almost) articulate mini figurine the size of a Lego minifig.


IN: 0.977 w x 1.531 d x 0.935 h
CM: 2.482 w x 3.888 d x 2.376 h


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Hey. This is really cool. I would love to be able to make something like this! I was wondering, how much smaller are the balls than the sockets? Thanks in advance :)
July 9, 2014, 11:19 am
Ya that's true the cost would go up.. Well maybe there's a way to attach them to themselves differently. keeping them all on the same framework or two frames instead of five separate ones. I realize this makes no sense, I'll just throw together a pic or something.
June 27, 2014, 12:12 am
@CletusKasadyIII OH NO! :( I'm sorry that it happened to you. If you contact shapeways support I'm sure they'll send you a refund or a reprint. As for the scaffolding, I had a version before that had everything connected as one piece but because I did not want to make the scaffolding thick to increase the printing costs, the skinny pieces connecting the parts broke apart because it was such a fragile structure connecting them all and pieces went missing even more often. If I make a scaffolding to encircle all parts it will pretty much double the printing cost...
June 26, 2014, 7:40 am
Maybe you should put a border scaffolding encircling all the pieces connecting them all to one whole. That way parts don't get separated in the future.
June 25, 2014, 10:55 pm
It came! Missing pieces though.. The whole scaffolding and parts connected hip/lower leg isn't here :( Really bummed now..
June 25, 2014, 10:51 pm
@CletusKasadyIII Thanks! :)
June 12, 2014, 6:44 am
@BITGEM Hmm ya I see what you mean.. damn. Idk maybe cutting the pieces with socket holes in half and drilling small holes to screw them together around the ball joints.. or maybe they can be printed as is and careful heating of the sockets could expand enough to allow the metal ball joints to be assembled. hmm I shall ponder this. If there was a way to have a metal one Id carry it around in my pocket wherever I go lol :D Still amazing. And hands down the best thing on shapeways
June 11, 2014, 11:01 pm
@CletusKasadyIII That would be cool but unfortunately it is impossible as the figurine needs to be assembled by snapping the joints into each other... metal has no give so you wouldn't be able to assemble it.
June 11, 2014, 6:51 am
@CletusKasadyIII You can attach lego heads to the neck joint as it has the same girth as a standard lego minifig neck joint. the just don't hold quite as tight.
June 11, 2014, 6:48 am
Also, metal version would be awsome
June 11, 2014, 5:46 am
Sweet! Will have to get that too once your done :) Also have you thought of / (is it possible) to make a neck joint that will allow to attach Lego heads?
June 11, 2014, 1:16 am
@CletusKasadyIII Thanks! You are right it's meant to be feminine and yeah, I am planning to make a male version. I hop I will have a time to get around to it soon!
June 10, 2014, 9:28 am
Simply amazing the ingenuity behind this. Must have! Though it does look a tad feminine. Are you planning on making a male version?
June 10, 2014, 3:09 am
@BITGEM Probably white is ordered more because people want to paint/dye them.
June 5, 2014, 2:07 pm
@TheTacnyan15 I am guessing that it's because most people order prints in white so the cue there is longer... not sure though.
June 2, 2014, 7:48 am
@BITGEM i ordered 3 of these and somehow the white is taking longer than the other blue and coral red ones
June 1, 2014, 2:06 pm
@Silverbeam I have optimized the joints for the polished versions. It's a tight fit for the joints.The unpolished ones tend to be a little thicker which makes assembly really hard...
May 15, 2014, 5:46 pm
could you allow WSF without polish please?
May 15, 2014, 4:41 pm
@CaptainRiterraSmith get the white version and dye them yourself, they take RIT dye well...
May 15, 2014, 4:39 pm
@TheTacnyan15 They are like lego hands only that I tried to hint at a thumb... you should be able to use standard lego hands on the figurine. The colors and materials clash quite a bit though.
May 13, 2014, 7:34 am
@TheTacnyan15 Hey! Yes you can. They fit on the neck pin... although somewhat loosely in some cases (depending on the print out)
May 13, 2014, 7:32 am
@BITGEM are those meant to be like LEGO hands?
May 12, 2014, 11:01 pm
can you use normal LEGO heads? i have TONS of them
May 11, 2014, 1:27 am
@CaptainRiterraSmith Thanks Captain! :) If you are looking for a bigger color spectrum you will need to ask Shapeways to make more colors available.
March 13, 2014, 7:47 am
@BITGEM Thanks so much! Ordering one for now and maybe more in the future. Any chance of green or yellow or cyan? I'm a spectrum completionist. LOL.
March 12, 2014, 6:08 pm
@WildWill Awesome! Thanks for the feedback :).
March 7, 2014, 7:47 am
Got the two I ordered today - the polished strong and flexible in blue and red. These are great! The blue was kind of hard to put together, but the red was easy. Great joints.
March 6, 2014, 10:46 pm
Definitely gonna try to find a way to get this now, I've checked out some new Lego Star Wars sets, many of the new pieces interest me, including the blasters. Still makes me think what would lego sets be like with more articulated figures. In other words, I'm gonna buy this.
February 22, 2014, 8:54 am
@WildWill Updated the model :)
February 20, 2014, 4:13 pm
@CaptainRiterraSmith Updated the model :)
February 20, 2014, 4:12 pm
The update is here and it works! :) The figurine has a few extra joints and an alternative head now. The parts are held together with scaffolding (to reduce the chance of small parts getting lost in the print process which was the reason for the item being rejected). I will post proper photos and assembly instructions asap!
February 19, 2014, 12:07 pm
@WildWill Likewise. I'll likely reorder when the colors I wanted are availible again.
February 12, 2014, 11:11 pm
@WildWill Hi Will! Something must have changed recently in the rules because they were printing just fine before (see photos :) ) But I have a new batch of them in development. Will update this file as soon as the test prints get here (and are good).
February 11, 2014, 8:38 pm
Tried to order these and they wouldn't print...so sad.
February 11, 2014, 3:46 pm
@riotpatriot Thanks for the feedback! yeah I have a few where some material settled in there which made the joint pop out easier then it should. I scraped it out a little and that helped a lot but yeah... it's still a pretty small joint :). Every print turns out slightly different. So far mine have been consistently sturdy.
December 21, 2013, 9:49 am
Just received a pair of these! The joint from the neck to the torso keeps popping out when I move the head, but otherwise they hold together just fine! Plenty cool!
December 21, 2013, 5:31 am
Just received a pair of these! The joint from the neck to the torso keeps popping out when I move the head, but otherwise they hold together just fine! Plenty cool!
December 18, 2013, 2:54 pm
I really want one the design is so cool. I love the design.
December 17, 2013, 4:15 am
@BITGEM That actually does add a good deal, it makes it a bit more human. As kind of an idea, if you want to try making another head sculpt, maybe just as an alternate head since I am used to this head, I would see about trying a head similar to Spiral Knights heads. The body almost reminds me of Spiral knights, but it's a suggestion, otherwise I wouldn't really change anything with the figure, it's still good :)
December 16, 2013, 11:16 pm
@kreator The parts are so small that they will fall through a cage and bearers themselves need to be at least 1mm thick. the material cost of them outweighs the benefit.
December 16, 2013, 12:24 pm
@mechking4511 Thanks man! Yeah the face has been a bit of a critique point. I have been experimenting with some hair... horrible photo I know... to make the face look a little less scary! Still not quite ready yet though as it blocks a lot of the movement. The standard Lego hair styles don't fit on the head currently.
December 16, 2013, 12:21 pm
actually, the more I look at it, the more feminine the face starts to look. also one question, can lego helmets fit on their heads?
December 14, 2013, 11:50 am
WOAH, okay, I gotta get this, it looks fricken awesome!!! The only thing that bugs me is the face, but otherwise it looks cool.
December 13, 2013, 3:04 pm
It seems there are no bearers / sprues / cage to handle all those small parts in production, since they are not linked to each other. Which such bearers, I wonder if it could be cheaper, or if you could make a x5 bundle. See discussion https://www.shapeways.com/forum/index.php?t=msg&goto=35795 about small part set. Thanks again for the job.
December 11, 2013, 10:57 am
December 7, 2013, 7:45 am
@BITGEM agreed, all I have is my iPhone for a camera and it's pretty crap for macro stuff :(
November 26, 2013, 3:14 pm
@wulongti Thanks man! Yeah I'm pretty happy with how they came out. It's just really difficult to take good pictures of small figurines like that.
November 26, 2013, 3:13 pm
@BITGEM these came out really nice :D they look like little aliens or imps or something lol I've added one to my cart and I'm waiting on the Black Friday sales to place the order ^__^
November 26, 2013, 3:04 pm
@wulongti Added some pictures! :)
November 26, 2013, 3:00 pm
@BITGEM sweet! Looking forward to seeing them :D
November 25, 2013, 3:36 pm
@wulongti Just got my prints! The joints finally all work well now. Will post pictures soon! :)
November 25, 2013, 3:35 pm
@BITGEM awesome, are you testing in WSF or WSFP? Trying to get ball joints right in WSFP is just the worst :/ I look forward to the results of your trials :)
November 14, 2013, 9:10 am
@wulongti I'd say it's almost there! I have been through several iterations... All the joints work well except for the neck joint. I fixed it now and ordered some prints for testing. If it's all good I'll make it available for everyone. :)
November 14, 2013, 7:45 am
I wouldn't mind giving this a try, any idea when it will be ready for the public? ^__^
November 13, 2013, 6:06 pm


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