Top 15 3D Printing Models for Beginners: What to 3D Print First

When you finally decide to join the community of 3D print crafters and hobbyists, you might ask yourself what things you should 3D print first. Gambody – Premium 3D Printing Marketplace offers many files with 3D printing models for beginners. When turned into figurines, they can become unforgettable gifts and unique collectibles.

Firstly, the best 3D models for printing presented on Gambody website are optimized for various types of printers. You can find something that is scaled and cut perfectly well for your FDM, SLA or SLS machine. Secondly, each model has been test-printed to make sure it turns out great. At last but not least, you can enjoy working with high-poly and very detailed models, create fantastic prints and share your masterpieces with other hobbyists on Gambody Facebook group.

Easy things to print with a 3D printer

3D Printing Models for Beginners

There are so many incredible things to print with a 3D printer that your mind can go crazy. It is essential to find 3D printer models download links along with the stunning photos of final prints made by other enthusiasts. This way, you will know what to expect as a beginner. And you can have a reference for your future project.

Among easy 3D print models offered at Gambody, everyone can find something to his or her taste. Fans of cartoons and comics can make cute-looking figurines of Lucky Luke, characters from Gravity Falls, Asterix and Obelix, Marvel superhero Groot and other fun projects. Beginners can also find it simple to make the models of such famous villains as Pennywise the clown from It movie, Predator, Lord Beerus, Jason Voorhees, Thanos and others.

3D printing models for beginners

15 Easy 3D Print Models

Starting with simpler models is a smart decision. Even easy-to-make figures can look highly professional and very detailed when made on Creality CR-10S, Ultimaker 2, Prusa i3, Anycubic i3 Mega and other types of affordable 3D printers for beginners.

We have selected 15 easiest things you can craft yourself. Some of the projects might look a bit complicated at first glance, but each of the chosen models is relatively quick and easy to 3d print on your new machine at home.

1. Lucky Luke 3D Model

Fans of Western-style, comics and cartoons can have some 3D print fun with Lucky Luke model. This joyful cowboy, his dog Rantanplan and his horse Jolly Jumper are very optimistic. Together, they protect their Daisy Town from dangerous guys.

The project is done at 1/8 scale for FDM/FFF printers. The built figurine stands at 31.2 cm x 31.2 cm x 24.1 cm (12.3 inches x 12.3 inches x 9.5 inches). If you have SLS/SLA machine, your project will reach in size 15.6 cm x 15.6 cm x 12.1 cm (6.2 inches x 6.2 inches 4.8 inches). The STL files are optimized for excellent printing experience, and the painting process could bring you hours of fun.

Here is an incredible Lucky Luke project made by Stampa 3D Art:

Lucky Luke 3D Model to print for beginners
Maker: Stampa 3D Art

Download STLs for making this easy 3D printing model of Lucky Luke.

2. Gravity Falls 3D Models for Beginners

While thinking about what to 3D print easy, take a look at the famous Gravity Falls cartoon characters. Dipper and Mabel Pines love adventures and enjoy revealing secrets of the town of Gravity Falls.

A cute diorama with curious kids can reach either 10 cm (3.9 inches) or 20 cm (7.87 inches) in height, depending on your printer type. If you are using FDM version, you can let the children figurines stand on their own, even without the platform support. This is why they are perfect things to print with a 3D printer for beginners.

These awesome twins from Gravity Falls were 3D printed and painted by

Gravity Falls 3D printing models for beginners Dipper and Mabel Pines

Download STL files for Dipper and Mabel 3D printing models from Gravity Falls.

3. Asterix and Obelix Figurines

The Adventures of Asterix are popular French comics that are loved by millions of people. Two great friends, Asterix and Obelix, are challenged with various life situations in and outside their native village of Gauls in 50 BCE. They have become highly recognized thanks to comics series, animation films and a theme park in France. These characters can make impressive 3D printing gifts for beginners.

It is possible to make each figurine individually or combine three models into one beautiful diorama of about 31 cm x 28 cm x 31 cm (12.2 inches x 11 inches x 12.2 inches).

This fantastic diorama of Asterix and Obelix was made by Thomas Kunert:

Asterix and Obelix figurines to craft by beginners
Maker: Thomas Kunert

Download STLs for three great 3D printing models: Obelix STL files, Asterix STL files and STLs with Dogmatix and a platform to complete your diorama.

4. Groot 3D Model to Print for Beginners

The Marvel comics universe is vast. It has so many incredible superheroes and Marvel villains that are exciting to turn into things to print with a 3D printer.

Ravager Groot is one of the fictional characters that possess both positive and negative sides. At first, he wished to use humans for experiments. But later Marvel turned him into a heroic and noble creature.

Gambody – Premium 3D Printing Marketplace has one of the best easy 3D printing models of Groot. The tree-like superhero has both hands and twistable branches parts. These hands and whips are changeable, meaning you can present your Groot version in a couple of ways.

For example, you can use one hand and one whip to create an incredible Groot similar to the figurine 3D printed by Stuart Hardy on his Creality Ender-3 printer:

Ravager Groot what to 3D print first
Maker: Stuart Hardy

Download premium STL files for Ravager Groot 3D printing model.

5. Laurel and Hardy 3D Print

If you love the early Hollywood era and still think of what to print on 3D printer, make the busts of Laurel and Hardy. These two comedians were a fantastic duo back in the 1920s – 1940s. Their Cuckoo Song still sounds heart-touching.

Some people remember the duo featured in over 107 movies. Gambody has an impressive version of Stan Laurel bust of about 13 cm (5.2 inches) tall and an incredible Oliver Hardy bust 3D model that stands at 15 cm (5.9 inches) once 3D printed by you. The models of real humans resemble their prototypes, and they make some of the best 3D models for printing on different types of printers.

Here are realistic busts of Laurel and Hardy made by Jerry Knapp on his Creality CR-10 3D printer that is affordable and great for beginners:

Laurel and Hardy busts 3D printing model for beginners
Maker: Jerry Knapp

Download STLs to 3D print two busts of famous comic duo Laurel and Hardy.

6. Pennywise Bust 3D Printing Model for Beginners

There are many horror fans among hobbyists who are in search of what to 3D print easy. A bust of Pennywise, famous clown from It movie, is detailed and fun to make on FDM and SLA/SLS printers.

Designed at 1/3 scale, the bust of this evil character stands over 24 cm (9.64 inches) tall once built by you. Gambody’s model offers two versions of It Clown head. One is a regular headpiece with hair, and the other one can be used as a pen or pencil holder. You decide which things to print with a 3D printer, and with Gambody you can be sure that your project will turn out great on most types of printers.

This fantastic Pennywise bust model was painted by Tomas Docik Dotzauer while he was watching It. The result is stunning, and it sends chills down your spine:

Pennywise bust 3D printing model for beginners
Maker: Tomas Docik Dotzauer

Download premium STLs of Pennywise bust 3D printing model that is great for beginners.

7. Misty Pokemon Figure

Fans of anime might enjoy crafting such easy 3D print models as characters from Pokemon. For example, you can make a figure of a water-type Pokemon trainer by name Misty. This girl is very positive with her short ponytail, cute shorts and bright sneakers. She is hard to imagine without her Pokemon Togepi, so she holds him in her hands most of the time.

You can make Misty 11 cm (4.3 inches) or 22 cm (8.7 inches) tall depending on your 3D printer type (FDM or SLA).

This fantastic figurine of Misty from Pokemon series was made by Alex Cruz on his Zortrax M200 FDM 3D printer, and his painting job is quite excellent:

Misty Pokemon figure easy 3D print models
Maker: Alex Cruz

Download STL files of Misty 3D printing model and start your collection of Pokemon characters.

8. Predator Head 3D Model

The list of best 3D models for printing includes a fantastic Predator bust. This creature looks incredible with its reptile skin, dangerous face, scary-looking mandibles and armour. While it is relatively easy to 3D print, the project would take many hours and require much patience on your side. You can follow a step-by-step guide on how to paint Predator bust with sprays and regular brushes to achieve a realistic look.

Looking at this Predator bust created by Tomas Docik Dotzauer, you can see how much work, patience and love was put into this masterpiece:

Predator head what to 3D print easy
Maker: Tomas Docik Dotzauer

Download STLs for Predator bust 3D printing model.

9. Lord Beerus Figure

Dragon Ball franchise gave us many ideas on what to 3D print first. Let it be the God of Destruction, Lord Beerus. This animal-like alien destroys planets. The character seems to love Egyptian culture. It prefers to wear traditional ornaments loved in Egypt.

Scaled at 1/6 or 1/3, the bust of Beerus looks like one of the easy 3D print models you can really enjoy making. Its size can reach 14 cm (5.5 inches) or 28 cm (11 inches) in height depending on your printer type. You can also paint it like a pro because all the details are big enough, especially for beginners.

The painting job done by Rocco Larocca on this bust of Lord Beerus 3D printed by Fabrizio Bandiera is very inspiring:

Lord Beerus figure
Makers: Rocco Larocca and Fabrizio Bandiera

Download STL files with Lord Beerus bust 3D printing model.

10. Thanos 3D Print Head

A famous and powerful villain from Titan, Thanos, is a stunning warlord that is fun to 3D print. Beginners can start with Thanos bust which turns out great on FDM and SLS printers. Your figure can reach 8.5 cm (3.34 inches) or 17 cm (7 inches) in height, boast realistic face features and impressive armour.

The bust consists of only two parts. This makes it extremely easy to paint and assemble after production.

Look at this fantastic Thanos bust created by Salvatore Bartolomeo:

Thanos 3D print head
Maker: Salvatore Bartolomeo

Download premium STL files of Thanos bust 3D printing model.

11. Chibi Flash STL

One of the fastest characters on the Planet, Chibi Flash, is what to 3D print easy and quick at home. Beginners will love to work with this character model because this 9.8-cm (3.85 inches) tall figure consists of only three parts and has fewer details than complicated statues.

Take a look at this smooth 3D print of Chibi Flash that is painted with bright gloss colours by maker Aaron Strome:

Chibi Flash STL
Maker: Aaron Strome

Download Chibi Flash STL files to build your 3D printing model.

12. Harley Quinn 3D Print

Beginners who are looking for easy and best 3D models for printing should start with chibi figures. They look fantastic and turn out effortlessly on most 3D printers. They take less time to produce than detailed and more complicated projects.

Chibi Harley Quinn is an incredible figure that promises much fun for beginners. Firstly, its STL files offer three versions of the girl’s head. Secondly, this model is perfect for different types of printers (FDM, SLS, SLA, DLP). Besides, Harley comes with multiple parts that are fun to assemble and make it easier to paint your figurine after crafting its print.

This great-looking figurine of Harley Quinn made by @lumierecorner is fantastic:

Harley Quinn 3D print
Maker: lumierecorner

Download STLs with Chibi Harley Quinn 3D printing figurine.

13. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Figure

A character from the 1982 film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial is one of the cutest aliens to 3D print first by a beginner. The E.T. STLs offered at Gambody are divided in a wise way to require fewer supports during the printing process.

The model boasts both an extra-terrestrial and his spaceship. This makes it a lovely gift and an incredible DIY project.

Look how cute E.T. turned out in the hands of maker @simdev82:

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial figure
Maker: simdev82

Download STL files to 3D print your fantastic E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial figure.

14. Master Yoda 3D Model

Fans of Star Wars whose journey into the 3D printing world has just begun can start their experiment with making a figurine of Master Yoda. This compelling character represents the Jedi Order. He is an intelligent, reliable and fantastic example of a true warrior.

Searching through various models offered at Gambody – Premium 3D Printing Marketplace, you will eventually come across Master Yoda. It is a small figurine of less than 10 cm (3.52 inches) at height. It consists of several parts and becomes a relatively easy project you can 3D print at home.

This fantastic Yoda was made by Kevin Paterson:

Master Yoda 3D printing gifts
Maker: Kevin Paterson

Download STLs for making Master Yoda 3D printing figurine.

When you master your skills, you can 3D print a fantastic Millennium Falcon Star Wars starship with incredible interior details.

15. Jason Voorhees 3D Model

Improving your 3D printing skills over the summer gives you a chance to create something fantastic in time for Halloween. Will it be Jason Voorhees? This famous maniac from the Friday the 13th movies looks terrific and can scare anyone to death if met in the darkness.

The Jason Voorhees bust can be made by a beginner because the killer’s face is hidden behind the hockey mask. There are only two parts to 3D print and assemble. Thus, your Halloween prank can be created quickly enough to surprise your friends.

This realistic bust of Jason Voorhees was made by Fabrizio Bandiera and painted by Rocco Larocca:

Jason Voorhees 3D model
Makers: Fabrizio Bandiera and Rocco Larocca

Download STL files of Jason bust 3D printing model.

Now you know some easy 3D print models that can look great and professional even if you are not a pro yet. Choose any of the 3D printing models for beginners offered at Gambody – Premium 3D Printing Marketplace and create your impressive projects. Post images of the final figurines to Gambody Facebook Group and grow along with the community. It is the best place to ask questions, get answers from other enthusiasts, learn useful tips and tricks shared by crafters and hobbyists, and develop your skills.

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