Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Tick Tock, order 3D printed miniatures today to be able to enter the contest by April 10

Order in the next few days to meet the shipping cut off to get your 3D printed models in time to enter the contest!
Shapeways 3D printed Miniature Houses Contest Contest ends April 10, 2015

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?

How to Enter:
1. Start with any miniature space
Use a dollhouse, storage box, build a foam core structure, anything you can come up to make a miniature room.

2. Design or order your 3D model
Design your own models or shop other designers’ miniatures from the Shapeways marketplace - some suggestions are on contest page or check out the miniature future listings at

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

4. 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. You can submit multiple photos for different scenes. (If you don't a have Facebook account send me a link to your blog post with your entry or email me photos and I'll submit them for you, modernminifan (@)

Judges Panel:
Carol Mitcheson, Miniature Maker and Collector,
Kacie Hultgren, Designer, &
Megan Hornbecker (me), Designer and Modern Miniatures Fanatic, and

Meet our mini house contest judges – read all about us on the Shapeways' blog post "Mini houses, maximum inspiration".

Check out the contest page for more details, links to tutorials to get you started, inspirational 3D models, terms & conditions and all that stuff.

Shapeways' Designer Spotlight on Megan of Modern Mini Houses
Plus, check out my SketchUp tutorial here to get started designing.

1 comment:

  1. There are so many more minis on Shapeways every time I look! It's awesome!


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