Mario Kart Trophy Revisited

2015-04-05 Mario KartIf 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.

To check out my full process of creating this trophy visit this page, and to download all files to 3D print your own for FREE just visit me on Thingiverse.

– Posted by James Novak

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