If you follow this blog you may remember my big Christmas project to create a Mario Kart trophy for my family using 3D printing. In the madness that is Christmas I forgot to take photos of the final outcome with all the characters unwrapped and in place, so on a recent visit home I got the chance to snap a few images and see who had taken the top spot. Turns out my mum has taken the “it’s my house so I’ll put Mushroom wherever I want” approach (her character), so the rankings aren’t at all accurate, but a fresh round of Karting with the whole family quickly fixed that. Although I’m sure Mushroom is back on top even as I write this! Great to see the trophy in prime position and adds an extra level of competitive drive for each race.
A few people have asked me if I’ll be creating any other Mario Kart trophies, or at least creating some options for the central figure – fantastic idea, but unfortunately I don’t have the time right now. I’m happy to throw the challenge out there for you to create your own additions and share them as remixes on Thingiverse; that would be really amazing! All you need to do is download the Leaf piece from Thinigiverse and create a character roughly the same size, with the same plug piece at the bottom to glue into the timber.
– Posted by James Novak