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Facehugger 3D Printing Figurine in Diorama | Assembly

cm: 19.6 w x 22.9 d x 28.1 h
in: 7.717 w x 9.016 d x 11.063 h
BUY FOR  $19.99

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Printing Details

This 3D Figurine consists of files in StereoLithography (.Stl) format that is optimized for 3D printing.

Before printing the files, we strongly recommend reading the PRINTING DETAILS section.

Facehugger 3D Printing Figurine in Diorama comes in 4 versions for each 3D printer type (FFF/FDM, DLP/SLA and SLS). Files for each version are available for download after the purchase.

Detailed information about this 3D printing figurine is available in the DESCRIPTION section.

File Name File Size Time / Filament Object Size
(x/y/z mm)
1_Facehugger_FDM(repaired ).stl
56.09 MiB 12 h 27 min
7 m
2_finger_1_FDM(repaired). stl
36.10 MiB 1 h 49 min
1 m
31 x 32 x 108 Download
3_finger_2_FDM(repaired). stl
35.99 MiB 2 h 29 min
2 m
4_finger_3_FDM(repaired). stl
41.73 MiB n.a.
25 x 39 x 115 Download
5_finger_4_1_FDM(repaired ).stl
26.94 MiB 1 h 23 min
1 m
6_finger_4_2_FDM(repaired ).stl
17.54 MiB 27 min
<1 m
19 x 25 x 37 Download
7_finger_5_FDM(repaired). stl
42.98 MiB 2 h 10 min
1 m
8_finger_6_FDM(repaired). stl
46.63 MiB 2 h 28 min
2 m
9_finger_7_FDM(repaired). stl
40.92 MiB 2 h 36 min
2 m
14 x 55 x 99 Download
10_finger_8_FDM(repaired) .stl
40.03 MiB 2 h 13 min
1 m
25 x 53 x 89 Download
11_Facehugger_tail_1_FDM( repaired).stl
30.70 MiB 7 h 30 min
6 m
47 x 58 x 126 Download
12_Facehugger_tail_2_FDM( repaired).stl
35.37 MiB 4 h 9 min
3 m
13_Facehugger_tail_3_FDM( repaired).stl
37.48 MiB 3 h 57 min
3 m
51 x 21 x 109 Download
14_Facehugger_tail_4_FDM( repaired).stl
34.78 MiB 1 h 48 min
1 m
20 x 33 x 77 Download
15_Facehugger_tail_5_FDM( repaired).stl
35.94 MiB 2 h 2 min
1 m
16_Facehugger_tail_6_FDM( repaired).stl
34.96 MiB 1 h 52 min
1 m
38 x 11 x 89 Download
17_Facehugger_tail_7_FDM( repaired).stl
26.73 MiB 2 h 1 min
1 m
13 x 65 x 70 Download
18_egg_1_FDM(repaired).st l
59.37 MiB 84 h 34 min
52 m
137 x 140 x 159 Download
19_egg_2_FDM(repaired).st l
39.34 MiB 8 h 10 min
6 m
63 x 77 x 39 Download
20_egg_3_FDM(repaired).st l
38.56 MiB 8 h 26 min
6 m
76 x 70 x 43 Download
21_egg_4_FDM(repaired).st l
40.90 MiB 8 h 51 min
6 m
68 x 88 x 45 Download
22_platform_1_FDM(repaire d).stl
52.86 MiB 11 h 30 min
6 m
159 x 104 x 38 Download
23_platform_2_FDM(repaire d).stl
53.64 MiB 10 h 56 min
6 m
159 x 102 x 38 Download
24_ge_lock_10H(x5)_FDM(re paired).stl
0.03 MiB 4 min
<1 m
10 x 18 x 2 Download
25_ge_lock_7S(x7)_FDM(rep aired).stl
0.02 MiB 3 min
<1 m
26_platform_1_FDM(repaire d).stl
37.15 MiB 10 h 49 min
6 m
27_platform_2_FDM(repaire d).stl
33.27 MiB 10 h 19 min
6 m
28_(solid)platform_FDM(re paired).stl
48.85 MiB 20 h 11 min
11 m
168 x 168 x 19 Download
Keychain (repaired).stl
0.35 MiB 23 min
<1 m
30 x 30 x 2 Download
Tag (repaired).stl
1.70 MiB 1 h 16 min
1 m
150 x 18 x 5 Download


The science-fiction horror film Alien (1979) became a landmark in the history of cinema, engraving itself into the worldwide pop culture for decades to come. The movie’s classical plot and outstanding creature design serve as a source of inspiration for various works of art, and models for 3D printing are not an exception. Being in awe of the parasitoid form of the species Xenomorph XX121 - the Facehugger - our contributing 3D artist spent circa 135 hours to recreate the terrifying alien for your collection. The Facehugger model for 3D printing captures the arthropod creature with utmost anatomical precision. Its iconic skeletal finger-like limbs are stretched out in an ominous threat of attack. The long digits are adorned with sharp claws the sheer strength of which must not be underestimated. Of course, the body of the Facehugger also features a pair of bag-like bladder structures, breathing flaps that usually serve to provide air for the Facehugger’s victim. The author of the model took his time to scrupulously craft the segmented tail of the parasite that resembles a spine and helps the alien stand upright for display. To create an installation as if straight from the movie screen, the Facehugger is depicted while coiled around the Ovomorph it emerged from. The Egg that used to nurture the Xenomorph has its canonical leathery appearance. The protruding venous system stretched underneath its skin makes the Ovomorph look even more realistic. The four fleshy “petals” are unfolded, signifying the birth of the monster. This impressively detailed Facehugger in Diorama for 3D printing will surely be after every AvP fans’ own heart. Feel free to give the creature some hugs, we guarantee it’s completely safe!


Facehugger in Diorama figurine for 3D printing is a static assembly model and its moderation and adaptation for different types of 3D printers took Gambody team 47 hours in total. The anatomy of the Facehugger and the structure of the Egg were thoroughly reviewed during the moderation process for the Stage 1 Xenomorph to be depicted as realistic as possible. The model’s cutting was chosen by our team to minimize the amount of filament needed for generated support and some of the parts were hollowed out for you to save resin in the figurine’s Eco version. In order to conceal the places where the assembly parts of the model must be connected and for you to achieve the cleanest 3D printed result, each of the alien’s eight long, finger-like legs was carefully extracted from the main body. For the same purpose, the long tail of Facehugger was cut into seven parts along the contour of the spine segments. Due to the fact that the Ovomorph part of the diorama is not scaled, it was divided into four parts only for convenient printing. The cutting in all model’s versions was prepared in such a way for you to easily choose between the variants of the display - Facehugger can be displayed on its own; or on the platform either alone or with the decorative Egg. All the assembly parts come in STL files in recommended positions that were worked out in order to ensure the smoothness of the details’ surfaces after printing and so that the 3D printing beginners won't face difficulties when placing the parts on a build plate. When downloading any figurine's file you will also receive "Assembly Manual" for FFF/FDM 1.0 and DLP/SLA 1.0 versions in PDF format.

The figurine is saved in STL files, a format supported by most 3D printers. All STL files for 3D printing have been checked in Netfabb and no errors were shown.

The model's scale was calculated from the actual length of Facehugger which is 1500 mm. The 3D printing figurine's chosen scale is 1/2 for the FFF/FDM version and 1/4 for the DLP/SLA/SLS versions.


FFF/FDM 1.0 version features:
- Contains 28 parts;
- A printed model is 281 mm tall, 196 mm wide, 229 mm deep;
- Assembly kit includes locks to connect the model's parts securely without glue. Lock 24_ge_lock_10H(x5) needs to be printed 5 times; lock 25_ge_lock_7S(x7) needs to be printed 7 times;
- Facehugger can be displayed on its own; or on the platform either alone or with the decorative Egg;
- The platform comes in three variants - a split one to mount the Egg, a split + a solid one to display the Facehugger alone;
- The diorama's Egg is not scaled and serves a decorative purpose;
- All parts are divided in such a way that you will print them with the smallest number of support structures.

DLP/SLA 1.0 version features:
- Contains 9 parts;
- A printed model is 141 mm tall, 98 mm wide, 114 mm deep;
- Facehugger can be displayed on its own; or on the platform either alone or with the decorative Egg;
- The platform comes in two variants - one to mount the Egg and one to display the Facehugger alone;
- The diorama's Egg is not scaled and serves a decorative purpose;
- All parts are divided in such a way to fit the build plates and to ensure that support structures are generated where needed.

DLP/SLA Eco 1.0 version features:
- Contains 9 parts;
- A printed model is 141 mm tall, 98 mm wide, 114 mm deep;
- Facehugger can be displayed on its own; or on the platform either alone or with the decorative Egg;
- The platform comes in two variants - one to mount the Egg and one to display the Facehugger alone;
- The diorama's Egg is not scaled and serves a decorative purpose;
- Contains some hollowed out parts to save resin.

SLS 1.0 version features:
- Made as a solid one-piece figurine;
- A printed model is 141 mm tall, 98 mm wide, 114 mm deep;
- The diorama's Egg is not scaled and serves a decorative purpose;
- Contains 6 parts - Facehugger + Egg both mounted on a platform, Facehugger on a platform, Facehugger and Egg both separated, two variants of the platform.  


- STL files of Facehugger 3D Figurine in Diorama for 3D printing which consist of 52 parts;
- 4 versions of files for this model for FFF/FDM, DLP/SLA, DLP/SLA Eco and SLS;
- High-poly detailed figurine of Facehugger in Diorama;
Assembly Manual for FFF/FDM 1.0 and DLP/SLA 1.0 versions in PDF format;
- Detailed settings that we provide as a recommendation for Cura 3.5.1, Simplify3D and Slic3r for the best print;
- Full technical support from the Gambody Support Team.

You can get the figurine of Facehugger in Diorama​ for 3D Printing immediately after the purchase! Just click the green Buy button in the top-right corner of the model’s page. You can pay with PayPal or your credit card.

Watch the tutorial on how to assemble Facehugger 3D Printing Figurine in Diorama​ at Gambody YouTube channel.

Also, you may like Facehugger & Egg 3D Printing Figurine, as well as other Alien vs Predator 3D Printing Figurines.


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This model was tested in Cura 3.5.1 and printed on an Ultimaker 2 in PLA material. Below you can find printing recommendations for CuraSimplify3D and Slic3r softwares.

Cura printing recommendations:

Recommendations: For all parts of Locks you need to change "Brim" type to "Skirt" in Build Plate Adhesion section.

To avoid printing problems, we recommend the following settings:

Layer Height: 0.1 mm
Initial Layer Height: 0.3 mm
Line Width: 0.4 mm
 Wall Line Width: 0.4 mm
   Outer Wall Line Width: 0.4 mm
   Inner Wall(s) Line Width: 0.4 mm
 Top/Bottom Line Width: 0.4 mm
 Infill Line Width: 0.4 mm
 Skirt/Brim Line Width: 0.4 mm
Support Line Width: 0.4 mm
 Initial Layer Line Width: 100%

Wall Thickness: 0.8 mm
    Wall Line Count: 2
Outer Wall Wipe Distance: 0.2 mm
Top Surface Skin Layers: 0
Top/Bottom Thickness: 0.8 mm
   Top Thickness: 0.8 mm 
      Top Layers: 8
    Bottom Thickness: 0.8 mm
      Bottom Layers: 8
Top/Bottom Pattern: Lines
Bottom Pattern Initial Layer: Lines
Top/Bottom Line Directions: [ ]
Outer Wall Inset: 0 mm
Compensate Wall Overlaps: Check
    Compensate Outer Wall Overlaps: Check
    Compensate Inner Wall Overlaps: Check
Fill Gaps Between Walls: Everywhere
Filter Out Tiny Gaps: Check
Horizontal Expansion: 0 mm
Initial Layer Horizontal Expansion: 0 mm
Z Seam Alignment: Sharpest Corner
Seam Corner Preference: Hide Seam
Ignore Small Z Gaps: Check
Extra Skin Wall Count: 1

Infill Density: 20%
Infill Line Distance: 4.0 mm
Infill Pattern: Grid
Infill Line Directions: [ ]
Infill X Offset: 0 mm
Infill Y Offset: 0 mm
Infill Overlap Percentage: 10%
    Infill Overlap: 0.04 mm
Skin Overlap Percentage: 5%
    Skin Overlap: 0.02 mm
Infill Wipe Distance: 0.1 mm
Infill Layer Thickness: 0.1 mm
Gradual Infill Steps: 1
Gradual Infill Steps Height: 1.5 mm
Infill Before Walls: Check
Minimum Infill Area: 0 mm2
Skin Removal Width: 0.8 mm
    Top Skin Removal Width: 0.8 mm
    Bottom Skin Removal Width: 0.8 mm
Skin Expand Distance: 0.8
    Top Skin Expand Distance: 0.8
    Bottom Skin Expand Distance: 0.8
Maximum Skin Angle for Expansion: 90˚
    Minimum Skin Width for Expansion: 0.0

Initial Layer Flow: 100%
Enable Retraction: Check
Retraction Extra Prime Amount: 0 mm3 
Retraction Minimum Travel: 0.8 mm
Maximum Retraction Count: 90
Minimum Extrusion Distance Window: 6.5 mm
Nozzle Switch Retraction Distance: 16 mm
Nozzle Switch Retraction Speed: 20 mm/s
    Nozzle Switch Retract Speed: 20 mm/s
    Nozzle Switch Prime Speed: 20 mm/s 

Print Speed: 45 mm/s
    Infill Speed: 45 mm/s
    Wall Speed: 22.5 mm/s
      Outer Wall Speed: 22.5 mm/s
      Inner Wall Speed: 45 mm/s
    Top/Bottom Speed: 15 mm/s
    Support Speed: 45 mm/s 
     Support Infill Speed: 45 mm/s
Travel Speed: 45 mm/s
Initial Layer Speed: 22.5 mm/s
  Initial Layer Print Speed: 22.5 mm/s
  Initial Layer Travel Speed: 30 mm/s
Skirt/Brim Speed: 45 mm/s
Maximum Z Speed: 0 mm/s
Number of Slower Layers: 2

Combing Mode: All
Avoid Printed Parts when Traveling: Check
Travel Avoid Distance: 0.6562 mm
Layer Start X: 0.0 mm
Layer Start Y: 0.0 mm

Enable Print Cooling: Check
Fan Speed: 100%
    Regular Fan Speed: 100%
    Maximum Fan Speed: 100% 
Regular/Maximum Fan Speed Threshold: 10 s
Initial Fan Speed: 0%
Regular Fan Speed at Height: 0.3 mm
    Regular Fan Speed at Layer: 2 
Minimum Layer Time: 5 s
Minimum Speed: 10 mm/s

Generate Support: Check
Support Placement: Everywhere
Support Overhang Angle: 60°
Support Pattern: Zig Zag
Connect Support ZigZags: Check
Support Density: 15 %
    Support Line Distance: 2.2 mm
Support Z Distance: 0.13 mm
    Support Top Distance: 0.13 mm
    Support Bottom Distance: 0.13 mm
Support X/Y Distance: 1 mm
Support Distance Priority: Z overrides X/Y
Minimum Support X/Y Distance: 0.25 mm
Support Stair Step Height: 0.3 mm
Support Stair Step Maximum Width: 5.0 mm
Support Join Distance: 2.0 mm
Support Horizontal Expansion: 0.2 mm
Support Infill Layer Thickness: 0.1 mm
Gradual Support Infill Steps: 0
Use Towers: Check
Tower Diameter: 3.0 mm
Minimum Diameter: 3.0 mm
Tower Roof Angle: 65° 

Build Plate Adhesion 
Build Plate Adhesion Type: Brim (for all parts of locks use "Skirt")
Skirt/Brim Minimum Length: 250 mm
Brim Width: 8.0 mm
    Brim Line Count: 15 
Brim Only on Outside: Check

Mesh Fixes 
Union Overlapping Volumes: Check
Merged Meshes Overlap: 0.15 mm

Special Modes
Print Sequence: All at Once
Surface Mode: Normal

Slicing Tolerance: Middle
Maximum Resolution: 0.01 mm
Flow rate compensation max extrusion offset: 0 mm
Flow rate compensation factor: 100%

Disclaimer: This model will look outstanding if printed on SLA/SLS 3D printer. The accuracy of the model printed on FFF printer can vary from the result shown in the pictures.

Simplify3D printing recommendations:

This model was tested with PLA material.

To avoid printing problems, we recommend the following settings:

Nozzle Diameter: 0.4 mm
Extrusion Multiplier: 0.97
Extrusion Width: Auto

Retraction Distance: 5.00 mm
Extra Restart Distance: 0.00 mm
Retraction Vertical Lift: 0.08 mm
Retraction Speed: 5400.0 mm/min

Wipe Distance: 5.00 mm

Primary Layer Height: 0.2 mm
Top Solid Layers: 8
Bottom Solid Layers: 5
Outline/Perimeter Shells: 2
Outline Direction: Inside-Out

First Layer Height: 90%
First Layer Width: 100%
First Layer Speed: 20%

Use Skirt/Brim: Check
Skirt Layers: 1
Skirt Offset from Part: 6.00 mm
Skirt Outlines: 5

Internal Fill Pattern: Fast Honeycomb
External Fill Patern: Rectilinear
Interior Fill Percentage: 10%
Outline Overlap: 22%
Infill Extrusion Width: 100%
Minimum Infill Length: 5.00 mm
Combine Infill Every: 1 layers

External Infill Angle Offsets: 45/-45 deg

Generate Support Material: Check
Support Infill Percentage: 15%
Extra Inflation Distance: 1.00 mm
Support Base Layers: 0
Combine Support Every: 1 layers

Dense Support Layers: 0
Dense Infill Percentage: 70%

Support Type: Normal
Support Pillar Resolution: 5.00 mm
Max Overhang Angle: 60 deg

Horizontal Offset From Part: 0.50 mm
Upper Vertical Separation Layers: 1
Lower Vertical Separation Layers: 1

Support Infill Angles: 45 deg

Extruder 1 Temperature: 210
Heated Bed: 60

Increase fan speed for layers below: 45.0 sec
  Maximum Cooling fan speed: 50%
Bridging fan speed override: 100%

Default Printing Speed: 4800.0 mm/min
Outline Underspeed: 50%
Solid Infill Underspeed: 80%
Support Structure Underspeed: 80%
X/Y Axis Movement Speed: 10800.0 mm/min
Z Axis Movemen Speed: 1002.0 mm/min

Adjust printing speed for layers below: 15.0 sec 
  Allow speed reduction down to: 20%

Unsupported area threshold: 20.0 sq m

Slic3r printing recommendations:

Layer height
  Layer height: 0.1 mm
  First layer height: 90%
Vertical shells
  Perimeters: 2
Horizontal shells
  Soid layers: 
              Top: 8
              Bottom: 5
  Detect thin walls: Check
  Detect bridging perimeters: Check
  Seam position: Random
  Fill desity: 20%
  Fill pattern: Honeycomb
  Top/bottom fill pattern: Rectilinear
Reducing printing time
  Combine infill every: 1 layers
  Solid infill every: 0 layers
  Fill angle: 25 deg
  Solid infill threshold area: 0mm
  Loops: 2
  Distance from object: 6 mm
  Skirt height: 1 layers
  Minimum extrusion length: 4 mm
  Brim width: 10 mm
Support material
  Generate support material: Check
  Overhang threshold: 45 deg
  Enforce support for the first: 3 layers
  Raft layers: 0 layers
Options for support material and raft
  Contact Z distance: 0.1 mm
  Pattern: Rectilinear
  Patter spacing: 2 mm
  Pattern angle: 0 deg
  Interface layers: 2 layers
  Interface pattern spacing: 0.2 mm
Speed for print moves
  Perimeters: 60 mm/s
  Small perimeters: 20 mm/s
  External perimeters: 20 mm/s
  Infill: 60 mm/s
  Solid infill: 60 mm/s
  Top solid infill: 30 mm/s
  Support material: 50 mm/s
  Support material interface: 100%
  Bridges: 30 mm/s
  Gap fill: 50 mm/s
Speed for non-print moves
  Travel: 60 mm/s
  First layer speed: 30 mm/s
Acceleration control
  Perimeters: 800 mm/s
  Infill: 1500 mm/s
  Bridge: 1000 mm/s
  First layer: 1000 mm/s
  Default: 1000 mm/s
  Max print speed: 100 mm/s
  Max volumetrix speed: 0 mm/s
Extrusion width
  Default extrusion width: 0.42 mm
  First layer: 0.42 mm
  Perimeters: 0.42 mm
  External perimeters: 0.42 mm
  Infill: 0.42 mm
  Solid infill: 0.42 mm
  Top solid infill: 0.42 mm
  Support material: 0.42 mm
  Infill/Perimeters overlap: 20%
  Bridge flow ratio: 0.95
  XY Size Compensation: 0 mm
  Threds: 8
  Resolution: 0 mm


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