Design of the Week: Kame House from Dragon Ball

The 3D printed Kame House from Dragon Ball

The 3D printed Kame House from Dragon Ball

This week’s selection is the popular Kame House by product designer Pepe Aliaga. 

The Dragon Ball series is extremely popular, having originated in Japan in 1984 with a series of manga books and eventually anime series sold worldwide. The manga volumes have sold over 240 million copies worldwide to date. 

Many 3D printer operators will be very familiar with Dragon Ball, having watched or read the series when younger. This 3D model is of Kame House, explained by the Dragon Ball wiki as:

Kame House (カメハウス, Kame Hausu; lit. "Turtle House") is a house on a very small island in the middle of the sea. It is the home of Master Roshi, and, for much of the Dragon Ball series, Launch as well. It also becomes Krillin's permanent residence. during the Majin Buu Saga, he still lives there along with his wife and daughter. In Dragon Ball Super, Krillin and his family moves to Satan City. Its address is NBI 8250012 B.
The 3D printed parts for the Kame House from Dragon Ball

The 3D printed parts for the Kame House from Dragon Ball

Aliaga has reproduced the 3D model in no less than 24 parts. It will probably take you at least three filled print plates to print all these pieces, but they appear to be easy prints that don’t require support structures. 

A typical 3D print plate showing some of the parts for the Kame House 3D model

A typical 3D print plate showing some of the parts for the Kame House 3D model

After assembly and painting, you’ll have a very close replica of the Kame House from the series. 

Assembly instructions for the 3D printed Kame House from Dragon Ball

Assembly instructions for the 3D printed Kame House from Dragon Ball

Available for free download from Cults3D. 

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Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has been writing Fabbaloo posts since he launched the venture in 2007, with an intention to promote and grow the incredible technology of 3D printing across the world. So far, it seems to be working!

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