I remember a few years ago when sites like Thingiverse first started to catch on. If you owned a 3D printer, this was a reason to begin using it a whole lot more. If you didn’t own one, it was a reason to go out and buy your first. No one could have imagined that in just a few years, 3D printing would have progressed as far as it has today. Thanks to new materials, new 3D printers, and the continual innovation by dozens of 3D printer manufacturers out there, the space, which was originally filled with just “hackers” and “makers,” has suddenly become one that is attractive to just about anyone. If you are a designer, engineer, student, model maker, or almost anything else, there is now a reason to go out and buy a 3D printer.
Today, Bold Machines has unveiled an incredible 3D printed castle. Based on two German castles; Schloss Lichtenstein and the Neuschwanstein Castle, this design was 3D printed in one piece on a MakerBot Replicator Z18, but is designed in such a way that it can actually be printed on smaller 3D printers such as the MakerBot Replicator 2 as well. If printed on a smaller machine, it is broken down into multiple parts which will then need to be assembled.
This Medieval Castle print was modeled from two European castles that are both majestic and have some very interesting construction and incredible views ~Robert Steiner
The detail in this incredible castle, as you can see, is just incredible, and all of it should be able to be printed out on your own desktop 3D printer, if you desire. Bold Machines has made the 3D printable files for this castle available to download free of charge on Thingiverse.