2023 Christmas Community Print Drive
We are excited to announce our third annual 3D Printing, Christmas Community Print Drive for 2023!
Thank you for taking the time to visit! We invite all of you to participate in any capacity you feel comfortable with! There are so many wonderful ways to do so, and be sure to let us know if there is something that you'd like to contribute that we haven't yet thought of!
Our Christmas Community Print Drive is a crowd-sourced 3D printing community effort to design, print and ship fun, family-friendly, safe and inspiring 3D printed toys to children and families in-need all over the world!
All of us remember that amazing feeling the first time we pulled a 3D print from a printer. Sharing that feeling, inspiring, educating and putting smiles on faces this holiday season, is what this print drive is all about.
"I have an incredible passion for 3D printing, and my hope is that if you watch my live show, that you can feel my sincere love for sharing 3D printing with the world." -- Loyal
We've completed 7 VERY successful worldwide free 3D printed gift giveaways, shipping thousands upon thousands of free gifts to families and children all around the world -- let's do it again!
2023 PIRATE THEME!
This year we chose PIRATES as our theme! We are so very excited to have such a fun and imaginative theme, allowing all of our designers to unleash their creativity to design fun and inspiring models for us to print and share with the world!
Please read this page completely before continuing.
Outside of our Christmas Community Print Drives, our role in previous giveaways has been to privately cover all costs involved, from print farm operation to consumables, gifts, packaging and all shipping. These costs can be quite high, but the joy it spreads is priceless.
Our annual Christmas Community Print Drives are different, we invite community members to participate in the design of our models, the printing of our free 3D printed gifts, and helping financially through donations and support for packaging and shipping costs.
Models and designs are needed - we chose a pirate theme, where we can mix and match 3D printed toys that can be packaged and gifted together!
- Pirate Ship
- Gold Coins
- Pirate Hat
- Treasure Chest
- Sea Life / Sea Creatures
- Pirate Sword
- No sharp edges
- No small objects
- No choking hazards
- No articulation
- Not easily breakable
- Family friendly
- Print without supports
- 7 hour maximum print time
- Easy to print
After safety, comes fun! We would LOVE to have some creative, fun and family friendly models that everyone can enjoy!
Additionally, all submissions must provide permission for Loyal Moses and The LM Show to market, print, share, post, modify, etc -- we want to keep this simple, and make sure that getting safe 3D printed gifts to children and families is our focus.
Please send submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org - in standard STL format.
Please be open to fair and positive critique, as we want to make sure our gifts meet all of our requirements and can work cohesively together to accomplish our goals this print drive!
3D Printing these models is a significant undertaking! We welcome everyone to participate! Whether you have a single printer, or an entire print farm, we invite you to download these models, print toys that you can be proud of and get them to us!
The following page includes links to the STLs for this print drive, as well as instructions and requirements.
Don't have a 3D printer? We HIGHLY recommend the Bambu Lab P1S, P1P or A1 Series for FAST, high quality, multicolor printing - additionally the LulzBot Taz Sidekick 747, Anycubic Kobra Plus, Artillery Sidewinder X2, Creality K1 and QIDI X-Plus 3 are fantastic medium to large format printers. These printers can be purchased quickly, and you can be up and printing within minutes.
Need filament? We recommend Polymaker filament, the official sponsor of The LM Show. We've also added Bambu Lab as an amazing supporter of our content and projects!
Donations are never required, but sincerely appreciated and we will happily accept any and all support, and have provided a page where you can provide the support that you feel comfortable with. Donations are not tax-deductible, but we'll give you a huge thank you, whenever and wherever we can!
Model deadline is October 16th - this gives us enough time to test and print.
Print deadline is December 1st - we need to receive all packages by this time to ensure we can get them organized, quality approved, sanitized, packaged and shipped to make it to families on time!
Our confidence is high, our intent is pure, and we look forward to making this our best event yet!
Thank you for consideration and participation, and please stay-tuned for updates!