Don’t have any plans for this weekend? You do now! Dig out the popcorn and grab your favorite PJs - it’s time to head back to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and celebrate the 1 year anniversary of the release of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and to start the countdown clock till next November 18 when Fantastic Beasts 2 comes out.
Let's make it a Harry Potter weekend and explore and the realm of 3D printing along the way! As muggle inventions go, a 3D printer is the closest thing to magic. For Harry Potter fans, a list of fantastic 3D printed Harry Potter props and where to find them is the perfect way to reminiscence of the movie besides watching it and it’s easy to 3D print your favorite objects whether it wands, horcruxes, trinkets or golden snitches from the films. Whatever it may be just remember that Mr. Weasley is going to amazed by whatever you 3D print and you should be too! Although there are many brilliant places online where you can find Harry Potter 3D prints, below are some of our favorites with iconic objects from the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
3D Printed Wands
Although there are many wands in the Harry Potter Universe, there's only a few that catches our eyes and are worth 3D printing but that doesn't mean you can't create your very own personal wand and have it 3D printed with a little bit of "muggle magic." 3D modeler and all around Harry Potter lover Mieszko Lacinski of MyMiniFactory is an official wandmaker in our books for 3D modeling and creating various wands from the Wizarding World Universe. From the famous Elderwand that Dumblerdore wields to classic characters like Harry Potter, Draco Malfroy, Voldemort's and a few more in between. It's safe to say that Mieszko knows a thing or two when it comes to wands.
"You talk about wands as if they have feelings, can think for themselves." said Harry.
"The wand chooses the wizard, that much has always been clear to those of us who have studied wandlore" said Ollivander.
For all of Mieszko 3D modeled wizarding wands they are made to be 3D printed at .2mm layer height and with a 10% infill and as you can see from the pictures above the wands come out pretty good. Though the magical touch might be required during the post processing to make the wands really pop and give them their one of a kind treatment that really makes them stand out. There is also talk of adding a "core" into the wand so that the person 3D printing the wand can pause the model and insert a core feature like "phoenix feathers", "dragon heartstrings", or even"unicorn tail hairs" to really give the wizard that unique wand that they are really wanting.
The Elder wand was designed from pictures from watching the Harry Potter movie according to Mieszko. But we know that the Elder wand was created by Death himself using an Elder wand tree and by that notion we think that for best practices for 3D printing a Elder Wand are with wood filament and wood staining for that finishing staining effect but there's no fuse that needs to happen over just one wand. Unlike the total of five Fantastic Beasts movies that we are getting centered around the notion of the Elder wand, the deathly hallows and the great wizard battle between Albus Dumbledore and Gellert Grindlewart.
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
Which House would you be in? For most Potter fans, it would be a resounding Gryffindor, with us all dreaming of going to a land of magic spells, excitement, and hanging out with the wonderful and sometimes wicked wizards who definitely feel like our own friends–and foes. After devouring seven thick, delicious volumes and seeing every movie, Harry Potter stays with you for good. For some of you though, perhaps Gryffindor is a bit too mainstream, so go all Slytherin on us if you choose, or Ravenclaw or Hufflepuff if they suit your fancy or personality.
One of these pendants should look pretty hip, adorning your neck as you head out for a night of imbibing some sweet butterbeer and bowing to the genius of J.K. Rowling. Borne out of frustration by a dedicated Potter fan who could not find a proper ‘House’ pendant to her liking, Romanian maker and architecture student Teo Hoble took matters into her own hands. The result is a stunning selection of 3D printed Harry Potter Hogwarts House Crest pendants.
Teo Hoble designed the pendants in Rhino and then sent them off to Shapeways, where they were 3D printed in bronze infused stainless steel, in small and large sizes at 5.3 cm tall and 7.6 cm tall, respectively. Using a ribbon is a great idea, adding a classic touch. Shapeways does not include the ribbon, but you can easily find an inexpensive one to your liking, most anywhere.
The smaller pendants retail on Shapeways for $46, while the larger sizes range from $85-88. This was a new designing experience for Hoble, who is a student at Ion Mincu University in Bucharest. Studying architecture, she also loves to draw and paint and does so in her spare time. Using 3D design and creating fandom in Rhino was a new experience, but extremely positive—and it sounds like it was a bit addicting for the Hogwarts designer.
If the the necklaces don't quite scream Harry Potter enough for you, you could always end of up 3D printing the Hogwarts castle from Thingiverse in all it's final glory. Though it is going to take a couple of days to have it all finished out. Just don't forget to paint it and give it a really nice post processing effect to the castle you wouldn't want it looking like the end of Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 2 movie.
FANTASTIC "3D PRINTED" THINGS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM!
The creatures in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them are absolutely breathtaking to see up on the big screen and even better so when you have them 3D printed and up on your wall showcasing them off. Just check out this thunderbird model that Davide Rinaudo sculpted and don't forget to check out his artstation here with even more great sculpts. The realistic look of this creature from the movie are really good and would definitely be one of the first model we would have 3D printed if Davide Rinaudo had put the files to go along with the models that he posted but still absolutely amazing work.
The niffler from Fantastic Beasts is one of our favorite creatures that's always causing mischief and getting all the goodies. To finally have a 3D modeled version of him from Thingiverse is great to have because you never know who will have to blame for stealing cookies from the cookie jar. If done correctly you can actually have him causing nightly mischief and if you are a good 3D modeler you can have him doing different poses to really make him stand out in the crime scene when you so call "catch him in the act" and really bring the creature to life.
Ohhhh the bowtruckle.... Newt's favorite beasts in the movie and by far the most adorable creature. The file for this bowtruckle is up on Thingiverse and is free for anybody to download and place around their plants throughout their home. With hopefully setting up a nice bowtruckle environment throughout your house to really help sell the fact that wizards live here with some bowtruckles. Like who wouldn't want to live in a house filled with bowtruckles or even live in Newt's suitcase.
The Crimes of Grindelward
With the very recent news update of the second Fantastic Beasts, Warner Bros. has released the first promo image for the sequel, which is officially titled Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. The upcoming sequel will see the return of characters from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them along with new faces including Jude Law as a young Albus Dumbledore.
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald takes place over six decades before the main Harry Potter events begin and is the second film in the “Harry Potter” prequel franchise which is set to be released on Nov. 16, 2018. David Yates, who directed “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” and the final four “Potter” installments, is returning to helm the second film in the series from a script by “Harry Potter” creator J.K. Rowling.