When we launched our MakerBot® Digitizer™ Desktop 3D Scanner, we spread the word with the help of our friendly MakerBot Gnome. We designed him in Pixologic’s ZBrush, a digital sculpting tool, scanned him with the Digitizer, and then shared him with the Thingiverse community. We were excited to discover that Thingiverse super user Dutch Mogul, or Arian Croft as he’s also known, remixed our scanned MakerBot Gnome into the incredibly awesome steampunk gnome below, Sir Occulum Tanberry. This little guy is ideal for gaming, as he retains his detail even at the 28mm gaming scale. You can easily print Sir Occulum Tanberry in halves or as one piece with supports. As is noted in the description, he looks especially at home next to the MakerBot Crystals. 3D scanning gives folks who aren’t expert 3D modelers an easy way to modify, improve, share, and 3D print. For people who are expert modelers like Arian, scanning provides a jumpstart to creating seriously awesome things. We can’t wait until Thingiverse is flush with exciting new remixes of scans from community members – beginners and experts alike! You can check out the company Arian co-founded, Ill Gotten Games, on their blog and Facebook page.