The adorable droid companion from Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, BD-1, has been given the 3D printed treatment. Instead of a small desk toy or static prop, this version is a life-size recreation complete with articulation.
Appropriately named Thingiverse user Fine_Engineer is responsible for this project and filled us in on the process from idea to the completed version you see on this page.
The CAD software used to create the model here was one we don’t hear about often in Siemens NX. Regardless of software used 60 hours of difficult design work was needed here before it was time to print.
Screenshots from the game were used for accuracy here but the issue of scale and creating a proper 1:1 representation of BD-1 proved to be a challenge, resulting in the body needing to be resized three times.
Printing itself took even longer at 100 hours with the largest part, the head, needing 23 hours on its own.
Once sanded and painted a panel was added to the back of the head to allow changing colours of light to shine through.
In a regular stance this print measures in at 45 centimetres. If you extend the legs and neck BD-1 gains quite a bit of height, standing between 60 and 70 centimetres tall.
If you’d like to make your own droid the files to do so are available for free over on Thingiverse. Fine_Engineer has also included a PDF with assembly instructions, exploded views of certain pieces and a parts list.
Those not satisfied with true scale and articulation will be happy to know that there is a supplementary set of files, also available on Thingiverse. These modifications allow for the aforementioned head lighting as well an ejection system for shooting out stim packs.
Those looking for other cute characters from Star Wars to print, consider this Baby Yoda with a magnetic levitation pram.