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3D printed
Miniature Houses

February 9 to April 10, 2015


Contest Prize

3D printing is the perfect tool for creating unique pieces for your miniature house or display. Show off what you've made with Shapeways and enter for a chance to win printing credit. Submit a picture of your miniature house or roombox display decked out with furniture and decor items 3D printed by Shapeways - either your own original designs or the many miniatures for sale on Shapeways. In the description be sure to tell us which items are 3D printed and how you finished them.

All participants will receive a code for 10% off an order with Shapeways after the contest has ended.

Contest ends April 10, 2015.

Judging based on the following criteria:

Creativity: How do you create an inviting, original, miniature environment incorporating 3D printing?
Craftsmanship and quality: How well is the display put together and your vision realized?
Detail: What surprising, original details do you include that delight viewers?



One (1) winner will receive $125 of Shapeways 3D printing credit


One (1) winner will receive $75 of Shapeways 3D printing credit


One (1) winner will receive $50 of Shapeways 3D printing credit


One lucky winner will be randomly selected from all entries after top three prizes have been awarded and will receive $25 of Shapeways 3D printing credit

How to Enter


Start with any miniature space

  • Use a dollhouse, storage box, build a foam core structure, anything you can come up with to make a miniature room.


Design or order your 3D model

  • Design your own models or shop other designers’ miniatures from the Shapeways marketplace - some suggestions are below.


Decorate your room

  • Use your 3D printed furniture and decor and other materials as needed.


Submit one picture of your miniature scene

  • Photograph your scene and post it to Shapeways Facebook Wall. In the description tell us which items are 3D printed and how you finished them and include the hashtags #shapeways and #3Dminihouse. All entries due by 11:59pm PST on April 10, 2015.

Inspiration for your Mini House Decoration

How to turn drawings into 3D models

How to turn drawings into 3D models

If you don't know how to 3D model or want to create something quickly and easily, you can start with an image or drawing and convert it to a 3D model using our 2D to 3D app.

How I Made: 1:12 scale pendant light in SketchUp

How I Made: 1:12 scale pendant light in SketchUp

Megan Hornbecker of Modern Mini Houses offers insight into her process behind making and presenting 3D printed decor for your mini house with this step-by-step tutorial .

The creative process in 3D printing

The creative process in 3D printing

Let’s be real, 3D printing can be challenging! Get help and inspiration to transform your ideas into physical objects in this fun and accessible tutorial.

Painting Your Models

Painting Your Models

How to add the finishing touches to your designs printed in white strong flexible plastic.

Terms and Conditions

  1. By entering this contest, you are representing that you agree to Shapeways' Terms & Conditions and the Contest Rules, and that you own all copyrights for this 3D model or have authorization to upload and use it.
  2. Winners retain all IP as per Shapeways standard terms and conditions. Winners and winning entries may be required to take part in any publicity resulting from this competition.
  3. All entries will be documented by Shapeways and Modern Mini Houses and may be used for promotional purposes in their digital or physical form.
  4. No purchase necessary. By entering this competition, entrants will be deemed to have accepted and agreed to the conditions.
  5. By entering, users agree to share their name and email address with Modern Mini Houses.
  6. No cash or other alternative prizes available. The prize draw is not open to Shapeways employees or their families.
  7. The judges decision is final—in case of dispute, no correspondence will be entered into.
  8. You will receive the discount code within seven (7) days after the contest ends. As specified in prizes section, every ENTRANT receives a discount code - one discount code per person.
  9. Contest runs from 9:00 PM PST on February 9 and ends 11:59PM PST on April 10, 2015. The winner will be contacted by April 30, 2015.


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