Can you print a working LEGO brick?

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markm
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Can you print a working LEGO brick?

Post by markm »

Hi,
I'm thinking about buying a Felix printer but I am wondering if it is accurate enough to print a LEGO brick that actually clicks together with real LEGO bricks? I believe that LEGO bricks are manufactured to quite high tolerances, certainly competitor products are often disappointingly sloppy in their fit. Has anyone actually printed working LEGO bricks?

Cheers,

Mark

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Post by satoer »

Well... to get a good fit, you need to calibrate the slicer perfectly. The nobs on the lego are a bit small, and the printed version isn't as durable.

Duplo however is great to print. I've designed Duplo bumper cars that fits perfect. I even printed it half the size for Lego. See my thingiverse for lego bumper car pictures.
My Felix 1.5 printed designs on Thingiverse
E3D V6 Hot end upgrade for your Felix
Tweezer bracket for your Felix
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