The first season of The Mandalorian may be over, but the general admiration of Baby Yoda (yes we know that’s not its real name) is not. The character has inspired countless homages from the Star Wars community, but this 3D print complete with levitation may be the best one yet.
Josh Mosier of MosierStudio is to thank for this creation, and he was kind enough to tell us how the project was put together.
Baby Yoda itself as well as the pram were not created by Mosier, but are instead remixes. Baby Yoda comes from Inspyre 3D, and the pram from Multiverse3DDesigns. The pram had to be modified to fit a magnet to replicate the levitation as seen in the show.
What was needed to be made from scratch here was the base, which was put together in around three hours in Meshmixer. The Empire logo stamped into Beskar ingots was created as a decorative cover to hide the electronics in the base which come from this pre-made kit.
Total print time for the various pieces here come in at around 15 hours: 10 for the pram, and two and a half hours for both Baby Yoda and the base.
After cutting off the supports the plastic was sanded down. As Baby Yoda is the centre of the piece (aside from the floating mechanic), its head was filled and primed, while its robes were only primed.
Once everything was sufficiently smoothed the colours were added in by hand painting some acrylics, together with some dark wash paints.
Once finished the base of the display here is around 15 centimetres in diameter and the pram itself is about the same length.
For those looking to make their own version you will need to grab the remixed files for the pram and the original base cover, both from Thingiverse. Baby Yoda is a Patreon exclusive from Inspyre 3D, and the levitation kit can be bought from AliExpress for $33.15 at the time of writing.
As for where Baby Yoda is now, the project was actually created as a present: “I started working on it as a gift to my sister for Christmas in the middle of November and I worked on different parts of it for about 3-4 weeks before it was finished. There was a steep learning curve since this was the first time I’ve finished and painted a 3D print, but I’m happy with the result and my sister really enjoyed her gift,” Mosier says.
Finally, for those wondering why we specifically called this item a pram and not, say, a cot or crib, it’s because “pram” is the exact word used to describe it in the seventh episode of the show. We can’t recall if any other characters referred to it before then by something else, so we’re going with pram.