Steampunk Gear Dice Set

Steampunk Gear Dice Set 3d printed Art Games Stainless Steel
Stainless Steel
Steampunk Gear Dice Set 3d printed Art Games Stainless Steel
Steampunk Gear Dice Set 3d printed Art Games Stainless Steel
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Steampunk Gear Dice Set 3d printed Art Games White Strong and Flexible dyed black and painted (see link in description)
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Interlocking gears in a steampunk theme. These standard sized gear dice will keep your game turning (figuratively speaking, they do not actually turn...)

With percentile die.

DIY instructions for plastics can be found here, along with pictures.


IN: 2.992 w x 2.828 d x 0.945 h
CM: 7.6 w x 7.184 d x 2.4 h
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@roswen Great to hear, you just made my day. :) Game on! Beautiful photo btw.
August 20, 2014, 12:24 am
I chose a Matte Bronze Steel Dice Set as a birthday gift for a friend of mine and it was a hit! When she unwrapped them, she was simply amazed. They really look spectacular. I send a picture. In the middle you can see other style of Steampunk d6 also by Avandius that I got in the same order. It's great too. They are heavy but they roll just fine. My friend have asked me to write here that she love them.
August 13, 2014, 8:05 am
@avandius I wish I had pics to share! I got them in the polished grey steel. He uses them every Wednesday and every single one of his gaming friends is in awe. Needless to say, he's very proud of them. Again, awesome product!!
May 16, 2014, 2:27 am
@FinneganFalco The weight of the metal dice is about twice that of standard plastic polyhedral dice. I personally think the weight and solid feel of rolling them is the most enjoyable part.
May 12, 2014, 4:39 pm
These dice look amazing and I would love to get them for my father for father's day, before I do, I am curious as to how heavy the metal dice are versus the plastic dice. It looks like the metal ones wouldn't be too heavy since they are hallow. Either way these dice look awesome and I cant wait to get them!
May 10, 2014, 9:49 pm
@Vidise That would be awesome! Sadly, I don't think the tech is there yet. Definitely swing that idea past shapeways directly instead a designer. :)
May 7, 2014, 1:35 am
I was wondering if it were possible to have two separate colors/metals on each die. Because I would like to have a polished bronze steel body with polished nickel steel numbers, is that something that can be done?
May 7, 2014, 1:27 am
@Patientrain Your comment made made my day. :)
May 2, 2014, 3:34 am
@avandius thanks. I looked into it and it looks like they can't. Don't worry though I'm too in love with these dice to let that deter me. I'll find a way!
May 2, 2014, 12:06 am
@Patientrain I don't have any insight to Shapeway's shipping process. Please check out their shipping information page: Hope that helps!
April 27, 2014, 9:15 pm
I have a quick question. I'm currently stationed in Okinawa and was wondering if you can ship to FPO, AP?
April 23, 2014, 3:27 am
@Asrialis Awesome! What material did you order? Have any impressive pictures? :D
February 23, 2014, 6:04 pm
Just got my order today, earlier than expected! They were a gift for a friend he loved them! Perfect balance and weight.
February 19, 2014, 3:10 am
@Uniola The weight is what I like best! :)
January 6, 2014, 11:59 pm
Love my matte bronze steel set that came in today. The die are a great weight and roll wonderfully.
January 6, 2014, 11:07 pm
@nmkaplan I used a pack from Ben Franklin's, just a normal needle that is thin enough to poke through the openings.
December 11, 2013, 8:38 pm
@avandius A very long needle? What kind of needle? It occurred to me that a long needle would be useful for poking forward from the opposite face of the die, but I wasn't sure where I might find something like that.
December 11, 2013, 6:56 pm
@nmkaplan I have the same problem and use a very long needle. It's painful on the hands but definitely worth it (imagine doing that for 5 sets of dice in a row...). During the polishing process the abrasive material will be caught in the crevices. Some materials will not have this issue (such as matte finishes or higher grade metals). If you hear about a better way to clean them, please let me know. Glad you enjoy them!
December 10, 2013, 8:23 pm
I just got my stainless steel dice, and I looooove the way they feel and roll. I just spent a few hours this evening poking all the "sand" out of all the little crevases (and there are many!) on all the dice. There was a *ton* of this stuff in every die! You should have seen the pile that built up on my sweatshirt. Did you have this problem with your steel set? Is there a better way to remove the junk? I was using a safety pin. The d20 in particular doesn't look as great as it does in your picture because there are some troublesome grits that I can't get out yet.
December 10, 2013, 6:28 am
@valhallajandro Those look fantastic!
December 6, 2013, 6:24 pm
And a close up of the painted dice
December 6, 2013, 8:11 am
Here's one
December 6, 2013, 8:10 am
Just wanted to update now that I received my dice! I forgot to take pictures of the dice before I started painting them, but here's a few shots mid-project. The unpainted dice are the BSF plastic, and I used plain acrylics for the silver and gold. Hope you like them :)
December 6, 2013, 8:09 am
@Tasty_Cyanide The plastic was a DIY project detailed here: Normally it will appear all one color and not be painted like the photo above. You will need to buy a little metallic paint of some kind to touch up the letters and make them stand out. That said, the stainless steel photo is exactly how I received them. :) See materials page for more info about plastics:
November 30, 2013, 7:48 pm
@avandius what is the color finish of the white plastic? Is it colored to look like the picture? Or will I need to order differently for that coloring?
November 30, 2013, 6:46 pm
@valhallajandro Good questions. BSF is very light, lighter than regular game dice. This is primarily due to their hollow design. The metal ones of course are heavier than normal dice. That said, do not mistake the lightness as being fragile, BSF is surprisingly strong (took a hammer to break it, I tested this!). As for the custom orders, unfortunately an order like that is not supported. You will have to buy them individually. Cheers!
November 20, 2013, 7:58 pm
I have one question for you: What is the weight of each piece when made out of the BSF? Is it comparable to a regular game die? I just ordered some and it seems like that's the only question that hasn't been asked by anyone else. Hopefully they won't be too different and will play well :) Also, can I make a custom order of specific dice for a set at the same price? I would really love another 3 d6, 3 d8, and another d20. Can I make a set of those and pay the same or do I have to order them all seperate? Thanks in advance!
November 20, 2013, 6:52 am
@pappagrizzly The photos above are stainless steel, they often come looking a little gold depending on the lighting. If you want to see real gold and antique bronze check out my other set of dice for reference: Hope this helps!
October 18, 2013, 6:52 pm
I'm really enjoying your dice and im looking to buy them in metal to go with something i recently purchased but i can't decide what material to order them in. So far i like the "antique / rustic " feeling with a gold / bronze color. It makes me think I should order Antique bronze glossy; however a previous customer's picture looked way too brown. So i thought maybe i would get the 1st pictures material. it says stainless steel, but isn't stainless steel silver not gold colored? how did you get them to look like that? - my goal is the least amount of DIY so i don't mess anything up.
October 18, 2013, 4:45 am
@Goalzero Do you mean an actually 100 sided die? That would be very hard to 3d print due to readability issues, unless I made it jumbo sized. That said, this set comes with a percentile die. Roll the percentile with the d10 to get a number from 1-100 :) (You probably already knew this)
September 20, 2013, 5:26 pm
@JesterXIII Awesome, love the photo Jester! :) If you could send another one after you make the accents I'd love to see what you come up with.
September 20, 2013, 5:25 pm
Just got my dice in! Total time from order to delivery was about a week and a half. They have a very nice feel and weight to them. The ones I got were Antique Bronze Matte. I'm going to try doing some DIY accents with a high-luster gold on the numbers to make them more clear. I'll upload the results as well, if you guys want!
September 19, 2013, 11:34 pm
@avandius I love these dice, but I really need a d100, could you make a separate Steampunk d100? Mabey a little larger so you could read the numbers? Thanks!
September 19, 2013, 8:30 pm
@avandius I love these dice, but I really need a d100, could you make a separate Steampunk d100? Mabey a little larger so you could read the numbers? Thanks!
September 19, 2013, 8:23 pm
@MooseOnARock I think the ideal material is Stainless Steel or Antique Bronze. The metal dice feel amazing and have a wow factor at the gaming table. There isn't much to do after receiving the metal ones, some times there is some residue (almost like sand) stuck in the crevices of the die but they can be poked out.
June 23, 2013, 6:26 am
What is ideal material for these dice? And is there anything special that should be done to the material after ordering?
June 23, 2013, 4:41 am
@avandius: Absolutely! I posted the full process, plus photos, in the forums: Thanks again, I think out of all the sets I dyed and painted, yours turned out the best :)
June 15, 2013, 6:42 pm
@bortonia Wow, that is one of the best plastic DIY's I've seen. I like your detailed instructions. Do you mind if I post your picture up in the product photos? :D
June 15, 2013, 6:34 pm
These are SOOOO incredible. I ordered them in White Strong & Flexible, then used Jacquard's iDye Poly fabric dye to dye them black (I soaked the dice in water overnight, then mixed the dye in boiling water, added the dice and stirred for about 20 minutes, popping them in the microwave whenever the water stopped steaming). After they dried I dry brushed them with metallic acrylic paint and they turned out beautifully! Thanks so much for creating these, they're gorgeous. Here's a pic of mine after dye :)
June 15, 2013, 5:53 pm
@Darkwing Awesome! I'm glad you put a little DIY into them, it really makes the plastic ones shine. :) If you do get the metal ones, you won't regret it. They feel AMAZING in your hand.. the weight.
June 11, 2013, 3:50 am
I purchased a set in BSF as a gift for my wife who doesn't play much, but does get into fancy dice. When I pulled them out of the box, she snatched them away and started going on about how great they looked and how she wanted a set. When I told her they were hers, she just about cried. I did a little DIY on them, brushing the numbers with copper paint and a little dusting among the teeth of the gears and they do look amazing. I would point anyone thinking about these toward the metal ones, but even in the plastic these are some amazing dice.
June 10, 2013, 6:41 pm
@letamino I do not have any other photos at this time of different materials. However, if you look at my Deathly Hallows Dice you'll see a photo of Black Strong and Flexible (the photo with the red background). Generally, in order to make the plastics really readable you need to do a little DIY with paint or rub'n'buff. Here is a link:
April 26, 2013, 2:27 am
@avandius Avandius Good morning, thanks for the quick reply, I have some questions for you. Before you buy a set of steel and spend more than 70 €, I would try with other types and I wanted to know what type of material they are and if you can have some image of dice not steel: White Strong & Flexible White Strong & Flexible Polished Black Strong & Flexible Coral Red Strong & Flexible Polished Violet Purple Strong & Flexible Polished Thank you in advance for your kindness.
April 25, 2013, 7:14 am
@letamino Hello Letamino, the set in the photo above is Stainless Steel. There are no plastic parts. However, you can order in plastic and it will be significantly cheaper. The metal ones are definitely worth it if you can afford them. :)
April 25, 2013, 4:05 am
One question, what material you are using in addition to the metal? Plastic or other materials? The set that costs less than what material is it made? Thank you.
April 24, 2013, 6:49 pm
@Tomorian_Mayhem you just made my day! :)
April 18, 2013, 2:14 am
Ordered a couple of sets of these dice in the antique bronze matte. Received them today and, whoa, I am not disappointed! The detail is incredible, every number is clear as a bell, the weight feels good and, on top of everything else, they look simply fantastic. Bravo Avandius on a great design, I will be singing your praises to any gamer I meet.
April 16, 2013, 1:24 pm
@TheKeeblaElf Correct, matte is a bit duller looking, less shiny. Apologies that I don't have more photos on hand. I hope to get some more from customers. Take a look at the materials page and you can see the difference between matt and glossy gold:
April 1, 2013, 4:08 am
Ya I noticed there was that set (Steampunk Dice Set) then this set (Steampunk Gear Dice Set). This one looked a bit better to fit the theme lol. My question is just Matte is more of a dull gold then glossy correct? Was wondering if anyone who has purchased had pictures for comparison.
March 30, 2013, 12:22 am
@TheKeeblaElf Have you checked out the other Steampunk Dice?
March 29, 2013, 11:34 pm
Has anyone purchased the Gold Plated Matte that can post a picture? I'm setting up a display corner for Elder Scrolls. I have statues, coins, and posters. These would be amazing as a piece of dwarven gear theme! I know i'm a nerd =P, but back to my main question, whats golden matte look like lol? Thanks so much
March 29, 2013, 6:49 pm
@Karemagic Awesome! You won't be disappointed. :) Make sure to clean them up (remove any bits of materials stuck in the joints) and send some photos my way! Cheers.
March 16, 2013, 6:48 am
Just ordered a set of these in the antique bronze; I'm very excited, they look gorgeous!
March 16, 2013, 2:17 am
@Eto_Zamamai No problem Eto! Sent some photos I'd love to see them in gold myself! :)
February 11, 2013, 6:48 pm
I ordered this item in gold plated glossy, it arrived in unblemished glistening beauty. Truly a wonderful piece, well designed and seemingly well balanced, I would recommend these dice for any gamer. Thank you avandius for creating such a unique item.
February 11, 2013, 6:38 pm
@avandius Oh! Thank you very much!
January 31, 2013, 6:32 am
@GearHound Polished does look much smoother. Check out the material page for some comparison photos:
January 31, 2013, 5:34 am
Hello, I was just wondering what the difference was between the White Strong & Flexible and the Polished version of that? Does the Polished look less rough?
January 31, 2013, 5:30 am
@Enoques Eu trabalho para Shapeways e sei que fazemos entregas para o Brasil antes para outros clientes. Estou feliz que voce gosta nossa comunidade aqui na Shapeways!
January 30, 2013, 11:59 pm
@ChristianA vc ja comprou por aqui? achei muito interessante a comunidade, mas fiquei com receio quanto a compra e entrega no Brasil. Infelizmente no Brasil não há apoio a designers independentes
January 30, 2013, 11:13 am
@Enoques O preco e em dolares e fazemos entrega para o Brasil.
January 28, 2013, 10:50 pm
@Enoques Hello Enoques, I believe it's USD or Euro's. Unfortunately that is out of my knowledge to answer. You will need to contact Shapeways directly: PS. Your english is fine, I understood what you were asking. :)
January 28, 2013, 10:00 pm
Hey Great,I am Brazilian. delivery in my country? the price that appears in my currency converting or yours? the price is $ 27 or $ 88? Sorry for tradution, my english is very poor
January 28, 2013, 7:43 pm
Hello Mamullis, I've responded to your private message. :) Looks like the website design for picking materials to print in was not user friendly. Contact Shapeways directly to file an official complaint. Apologies for the negative shopping experience.
December 24, 2012, 10:46 pm
When i opened mine they were made of wat seems like cardboard. They are not metal in anyways not as the video or pictured show im very unsatisfied i got them for my gf who is doing a steampunk game and im very dissapointed. I dont even wanna give them to her cus there so fragile i sent a msg to you avandius so plz reply back so we can work somethingout.
December 24, 2012, 6:55 pm
@cooperanimation It says they are designed for steel and may not be ideal for rolling on my main page. They are more detailed than the steel in terms of printer limitations, it's just hard to see it because they are a solid color without accents. Give the painting a try. :) 3dprinting is a trending technology, most things on the website in plastics are a bit cheap feeling because it's a lightweight material (but are VERY VERY strong), in time, I'm sure you'll find the quality you are looking for on Shapeways.
December 22, 2012, 5:45 am
@EnderWiggin i understand what you're saying, but if the plastics are not "ideal" then why offer them? no where in there did it say plastics will not come out right, and your dice will be cheap and unreadable. i really feel ripped off.
December 22, 2012, 2:55 am
@cooperanimation Dice in general don't look very good in plastics out of the box as Avandius stated. I've actually seen the DiY paint/rub n' buff dice sets (he posted some a while back, I can't seem to find them any more) but they looked awesome, and I very much recomend doing something similar. Also note that all of the images that are attached are in stainless steal, this is the ideal material to print dice in, and you will get much similar results. Since the actual printing process for plastics is entirely different than metals, your results may not look quite the same. Another thing to keep in mind is that every print isn't going to be exactly the same so sometimes results may very. If you are unsatisfied, I'm sure shapeways will work with you. However this is NOT avandius's fault, I know for a fact his dice are very well thought out and designed.
December 22, 2012, 2:28 am
Hello cooperanimation, sorry for your negative experience. If there is a defect in the set you recieved please contact Shapeways here. Plastics can be very hard to read because it's all one color and a matt finish. The best way to make them look great is a little DIY with paint or rub'n'buff. The steels turn out much better (what they are designed for). Take a look at the Deathy Hallows BSF set (red background) to see what you can do with a little rub'n'buff.
December 22, 2012, 2:13 am
Just got my dice tonight. I got them for my son for his birthday. I am not even a little bit impressed. They cost me an extra 15 bucks when the ups dropped them off, the cuts on the dice themselves are not done right in the least. you can BARELY make out the number. I am not at all happy with this product. they do NOT look like what you see pictured. they look and feel like they are out of a happy meal.
December 22, 2012, 1:29 am
crobin32, you just put a smile on my face :)
December 17, 2012, 6:57 pm
I chose this dice set over the other gear dice set featured on Shapeways. I decided to get the MATTE BRONZE METAL as a Christmas gift. My boyfriend runs a steampunk game using the Brass and Steel gaming system. I thought the set would be a unique feature and gift. When he opened the box (I gave them to him at the last game before Christmas) he got so excited and immediately started showing them off. Everyone was impressed by the size and weight of the metal. My boyfriend decided they were too fantastic to put them in with his other dice, so another dice bag had to be purchased just for these dice. These dice are a good size, good weight, fantastic WOW factor. I'm so glad I found this set. Shapeways and Avandius has one VERY satisfied customer.
December 17, 2012, 4:00 pm
It's a type of plastic extremely high in detail but also slightly transparent. It's not as resilent as the other materials types but will still hold up for dice purposes. For more information check out the material information page for FUD:
December 13, 2012, 7:34 pm
Stupid question, but what is "frosted ultra detail"?
December 13, 2012, 7:32 pm
Love 'em! You're featured in Friday Finds :)
September 18, 2012, 2:25 pm
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