3D Printed Kids' Toys Challenge

3D Printed Kids' Toys Challenge

Paradoxically, tools and techniques to encourage kids' creativity require creativity. It's hardly possible to foresee which of the new toys or games will become kids' favorite, but as the technology develops, the capabilities and detail of 3D printed miniatures and toys make them a desirable customized alternative to traditional toys. With that said, it only seems natural that we're rolling out an exciting new challenge to explore the endless 3D potential to create new play experience for children and (let's be honest) adults alike.

Coming up with ideas for new toys calls for a fresh approach, so while Lego bricks and popular animation figures will be accepted as suitable entries, try to steer away from submitting models of famous game characters or copies of existing toys - that's not the focus of this challenge. Reinventing well-known toy designs or creating something entirely new is undoubtedly an ambitious project, but who said being a creative was easy? Some of the most popular 3D print models in the toys category include puzzles, desk toys, board games, action figures, playsets, building blocks, educational toys, etc. Fun fact of the day: did you know that the original jigsaw puzzle was created in 1767 for the purpose of teaching geography? Yeah, it went a loooong way after that.

So, what will your entries be judged on? Mainly, these four criteria: overall quality, innovation, description & instructions for use, + bonus for high-quality images of 3D printed models. When you submit a new entry, be sure to add an exhaustive description of how you came about the idea, what's the purpose of the toy and how one should use/construct it. Adding images of the printed item makes a huge difference, so do give it a go if you have the luxury of printing things at home.

Other than that, have fun playing around!

Participation
Challenge ended on: 2015-01-25 23:59:59 UTC

Entries

Below are the models participating in this challenge. Browse through them or submit yours!

$30.00
stl, obj, mtl
Free
stl
Free
stl
Free
stl
Free
stl
Free
stl
$10.00
stl
Free
stl
$10.00
stl
$10.00
stl
$10.00
stl
$10.00
stl
$10.00
stl
$10.00
stl
Free
stl, sldprt, sldasm, slddrw
-30%
$3.90 off
    BugBo 3D Printable Bug with Moving Legs
     
    $9.10
    $13.00
    -30%
    stl, sldprt, sldasm, slddrw
    $10.00
    stl
    $10.00
    stl
    -30%
    $26.70 off
      3D print model flyout
       
      $62.30
      $89.00
      -30%
      stl, ige, igs, iges, stp
      Free
      stl, stp, ige, igs, iges

      Awards & Prizes

      There are two categories of awards in this challenge. Each of them will have one winner and two runner-ups.

      Best 3D Kids' Toys Model

      The award will be given for the best 3D model uploaded during the challenge period.

      For the winner
      For the 1st runner-up
      • Printed model (full color printing) by The Object Shop*
      • 1 roll of Ninjaflex fillament by Fennerdrives
      • 3 months subscription by Digital Tutors
      • 100 credits by CGTrader
      • Promotional features by CGTrader
      For the 2nd runner-up
      • Printed model (full color printing) by The Object Shop*
      • 3 months subscription by Digital Tutors
      • 50 credits by CGTrader
      • Promotional features by CGTrader

      Best 3D Kids' Toys Portfolio

      The award will be given for the best and most of 3D models uploaded during the challenge period.

      For the winner
      • Printed model (full color printing) by The Object Shop*
      • 1 roll of Ninjaflex fillament by Fennerdrives
      • 3 months subscription by Digital Tutors
      • 200 credits by CGTrader
      • Promotional features by CGTrader
      For the 1st runner-up
      • Printed model (full color printing) by The Object Shop*
      • 1 roll of Ninjaflex fillament by Fennerdrives
      • 3 months subscription by Digital Tutors
      • 100 credits by CGTrader
      • Promotional features by CGTrader
      For the 2nd runner-up
      • Printed model (full color printing) by The Object Shop*
      • 3 months subscription by Digital Tutors
      • 50 credits by CGTrader
      • Promotional features by CGTrader
      * Full color printing technique has requirements that differ from other 3D printing methods, so the chosen model for printing should fit the requirements: - Models must be at least 2mm thick. - Models should up to 4 cubic inches of material and be hollowed. The designer must put a drain hole in their creation that is at least 15mm in diameter.

      Terms & Conditions

      In order to qualify for the prize winnings, you must agree to terms & conditions.

      Things you must know
      • 3D Printed Kids' Toys Challenge will run from the 25th of November, 2014, to the 20th of January, 2015.
      • When uploading your entry be sure to check "toys-challenge" to get your model tagged and counted to the challenge.
      • Cool renderings are optional but we will definitely consider this when judging.
      Things you should know
      • Designs uploaded to the gallery are not treated as valid entries.
      • Upon joining this challenge, you agree that your rendering scene might be used by sponsors for marketing (non commercial!) purposes.
      • You can have as many entry models as you want. By uploading more than 10 entry models you are eligible to enter Portfolio category too.
      • The challenge is open to everyone, including teams, legal entities and people from all over the world.
      • Participating in the challenge and uploading 3D models to CGTrader platform is free of charge. Free 3D game models are also acceptable.
      • All the entries must be original and not derivable.
      • Employees and relatives of CGTrader and sponsor teams are not allowed to participate in this challenge.
      • Any existing taxes or duties must be paid by the winner. CGTrader is not responsible for any illegal actions taken by the prize winners.
      • You can find the challenge announcement on our Blog and feel free to drop a thread on our Discussions board.
      • We are independent sheriffs of this challenge, so stick to the rules and don't do anything stupid.
      • Got some questions? Have suggestions? Check for FAQ or drop us a line at info@cgtrader.com.

      Judging

      The judging of the challenge is supervised by CGTrader staff. Winners will be chosen following the requirements below:

      The judging of the challenge will be performed by CGTrader staff. Winners will be chosen following the requirements below:

      Best 3D Toy Model

      • Quality of the 3D toy model
      • Uniqueness, innovation, and general achievement in design of the model
      • Clear and attractive presentation on CGTrader.com
      • Description and introductions for use
      • High quality images of 3D printed models will get a bonus

      Best 3D Toys Portfolio

      • Quality of the 3D toy model
      • Uniqueness, innovation, and general achievement in design of the model
      • Clear and attractive presentation on CGTrader.com
      • Description and introductions for use
      • High quality images of 3D printed models will get a bonus

      Frequently Asked Questions

      Please go through these questions before contacting us

      Do I need to upload files or only images of my 3D design?

      You need to upload files and images of your 3D design in order to participate in the challenge.


      I don't want to put my entry model for sale. Do you have any suggestions?

      Does earning money from your digital files sounds like a bad idea? Just try to put higher price on it, let's say 300 USD.


      I don't want to loose copyrights on my model after it is sold.

      There are General, Editorial and Custom licenses for you to choose under which you want to operate. Individuals or companies which bought your model can't use it for commercial purposes if it hasn't been changed. So no worries - you won't loose the copyright.


      How can I participate in the challenge?

      Design awesome 3D kids' toy model and upload it to CGTrader.


      What if I put the required tag on my already published 3D model on CGTrader - do you treat it as a valid entry?

      No. Only 3D models uploaded in the period from the 25nd of November to the 20th of January 2014 will be treated as valid entries.


      Do free 3D models participate in the challenge?

      Yes, absolutely. Sharing artwork is always appreciated in the community.


      Can I enter with 3D models which participated in other challenges elsewhere?

      Yes. There are no restrictions on publishing and selling your models elsewhere.


      Do price tags play any importance when entries are being judged?

      No. But do not forget that the prices are always judged by the customers.


      I want to participate in the challenge so I am going to delete my already uploaded models and upload them again to meet the "publishing period" requirement. Can I do that?

      No. We are tracking every deleted and uploaded model, so it is useless to drive-through our requirements of the challenge.

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