3D printing Minecraft worlds

If you’ve ever wanted to build an awesome tabletop game or model train layout scenery, you probably couldn’t do better than printing Minecraft worlds on a RepRap. This guide comes courtesy of [Nudel] who figured out how to use Mineways with his RepRap. While [Nudel]‘s landscape print doesn’t have the full color of something from Shapeways, he only spent $3 in materials. Not bad if you’d like to print out your server’s world.

We have to give a shout out to [erich666] for his amazing work on Mineways. He bills his work as a bridge between Minecraft and a 3D printer or Blender. You can check out [erich]‘s demo of Mineways after the break.

Of course the state of printing voxels wouldn’t be where it is today without the work of two guys at the MIT Media Lab and their work on Minecraft.Print(). If you manage to print out your base/castle/village, add it to the Mineways Flickr group.


  1. Tom says:

    Thats really nice!

  2. intertweaker says:

    No need for 3d printer, using a ton of LEGO bricks instead to build a complete Minecraft world

  3. Aeva says:

    Next up, functional minecraft prints. So like, printing out an 8bit computer made in minecraft.

  4. Liard Nelson says:

    we had something like this, i think it was called LEGO…

  5. Olåf the Bard says:

    i will buy one when pistons & redstone is printable :D

  6. Nudel says:

    Thanks for the links and interest guys!

    People have been using RepRaps to make PCBs for a while, both by milling and plotting/etching http://reprap.org/wiki/Plotting But, if we strap on a pen like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfNByi-rrO4 we could pretty easily print redstone circuits! (At least the wiring that is).

    Also, I have actually been looking into exporting Skyrim meshes to print them.

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