Thingiverse | Ornament Challenge RESULTS

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The results are in! Thanks to everyone who entered the more than 250 fantastic ornaments in our Thingiverse Ornament Challenge.

The Challenge
We teamed up with the Peabody Award-winning public radio show Studio 360, hosted by cultural critic and author Kurt Andersen and produced by WNYC and PRI, to co-sponsor the challenge. All our winners will receive one spool of a MakerBot PLA filament and a Thingiverse t-shirt and have their designs featured on Thingiverse over the next ten days and in each of our MakerBot stores.

One Grand Prize Winner
Find out who won grand prize by watching a live video webcast of “Science Fair: Studio 360 in 3D,” a special event hosted by Kurt Andersen at The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space at WNYC in SoHo on December 17th at 7pm ET. Our winner will join MakerBot CEO Bre Pettis as a guest on the show.

TEN Winners
In the meantime, come see our ten winning prints displayed at our three MakerBot Retail Stores:
– NYC: 298 Mulberry Street
– Boston: 144 Newbury Street
– Greenwich, CT: 72 Greenwich Avenue

Blizzard of Customizable, Mailable Snowflake Ornaments by laird
Print out a gigantic variety of unique snowflake ornaments using this customizable design. Choose a number up to 99999999 and see what pattern your snowflake will be! Print a flat one or assemble three together into a snowflake orb.


Christmas Mouse by GeirJansen
These adorable mice print in a few minutes and will nibble up any crumbs Santa leaves behind.

Dancing Snowman Ornament by someandy
This jolly snowman prints in place and requires no assembly to start dancing right off the build plate!


The Elf aka Little Helper Ornament by christinachun
A remix of an earlier character, this cranky old elf is the perfect Little Helper to decorate your tree.


Gyrornament by Doodle_Monkey
Print, snap off the built-in support structure, and watch the concentric layers spin freely around the central snowflake.


The Impossible Castle by dutchmogul
Inspired by a game the creator is designing, these pieces function as a cloudscape mobile to be hung from your tree.

Lockable Present Ornament by jijimath
Lock away little presents until Christmas morning in this fabulous little gift box. The locking device prints and assembles easily. Hide the key until it’s time to open presents!

Snowflake Bauble by MakeALot
Each time you customize this ornament, the script generates eight random snowflakes. Print in MakerBot Translucent PLA Filament with only two shells and 0% infill for a sparkly holiday treat!


Snowflake Icosahedron Ornament by pdragy
Inspired by “ITSPHUN shapes ( and Mother Nature,” these 3D modular geometric snowflake orbs use clean, simple notches to hold the delicate, individually-printed snowflakes together.

Spiral Sphere Ornament by kowomike
This customizable ornament design allows you to choose the size of your orb, the number of spiral “ribbons” decorating it, and whether you want one or two helixes running in different directions around it.