3D Print Your Own T-Rex – 8 Best Curated Models

Apart from being one of the largest meat-eating dinosaurs that ever lived, Tyrannosaurus rex – T. rex or T-Rex, for short – is the carnivorous dinosaur that has arguably received the most media coverage. Everything about this vicious predator, from its thick, heavy skull to its 4-foot-long (1.2-meter-long) jaw, was meant for maximum bone-crushing action. It even had a starring role in the “Jurassic Park” films and has a well-known exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. Thanks to 3D printing technologies, now you can 3D print your own T-Rex. We’ve specially made this list of 8 best 3D printable T-Rex models to satisfy your obsession with dinosaurs.

  • T-Rex Skeleton

1.T-Rex Skeleton
Maker’s Name: pasquale.fnt (his Instagram)
Designer’s Name: MakerBot
Print’s Name: T-Rex Skeleton
Material: TIANSE White PLA
Model: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:275091
Details: This T-Rex skeleton is a 1:20 scale 3D model. You can scale it up or down to fit everything from a shelf in your study room to the whole garden. From tail to teeth, this ferocious predator is created exactly in the image of its ancestor. All details were included, from its intricate skull, to its delicate ribcage, to its laughably tiny arms. What’s more, with PDF assembly instructions, this T-Rex skeleton is a unique addition for all kinds of lesson plans and other fun uses.

  • T-Rex Skeleton Fixed and Printable

2.T-Rex Skeleton Fixed and Printable
Maker’s Name: visetech_3d (his Instagram)
Designer’s Name: icefox1983
Print’s Name: T-Rex Skeleton Fixed and Printable
Material: TIANSE White PLA
Model: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2314156
Details: This is a remixed version of MakerBot’s T-Rex Skeleton. The designer fixed some obvious and critical issues to make this model more 3D printable. He fixed tail parts A and B and added internal structures to make both parts solid. Moreover, he separated arms, tail segments, femurs and tibias as these tall and thin parts are very likely to being knocked over by the nozzle when it moves from part to part. Though the original design was meant to be printed without supports, the designer suggests using support at 60-70 degrees on a few parts: ribcage (on side), jaw, arms, neck, and tail tip.

  • Tyrannosaurus Rex

Maker’s Name: instant_3d (his Instagram)
Designer’s Name: 3DWP
Print’s Name: Tyrannosaurus Rex
Material: TIANSE Green C PLA
Model: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1035239
Details: This Tyrannosaurus Rex model was designed by 3DWP, a service in 3D printing/scanning/designing. The designer found a nice demo model of a 3D-scanned T-Rex model with great details. He then added an STL with a flat base under the feet and the color model. This model looks great at 0.1 mm layer height but would probably look even better at 0.05 mm.

  • T-Rex Skull

4.T-Rex Skull
Maker’s Name: nucleooldiy3d (his Instagram)
Designer’s Name: MakerBot
Print’s Name: T-Rex Skull
Material: TIANSE White PLA
Model: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:308335
Details: Aside from the entire T-Rex skeleton, how about an individual T-Rex Skull? This T-Rex skull from MakerBot Academy comes complete with a lesson plan to explore the characteristics of the most-studied dinosaur – Tyrannosaurus Rex. With this 3D printed T-Rex skull, students will understand how fossils are formed, what can be learned from fossils and know the difference between facts and theories.

  • Low Poly T-Rex

5.Low Poly T-Rex
Maker’s Name: makersinnovations3d (his Instagram)
Designer’s Name: Slavik
Print’s Name: Low Poly T-Rex
Material: TIANSE Green PLA
Model: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:913069
Details: Must a T-Rex be ferocious? Nope, just check this adorable T-Rex in low-poly design. Cute as a button, right? This is a seated low poly 3D printable T-Rex model. It is printed at 10% infill and 0.3 mm layer height with supports needed. Print one for your loved ones, and it will surely win his or her favor.

  • Flexi Rex

6.Flexi Rex
Maker’s Name: wael_3d (his Instagram)
Designer’s Name: Alexander Thomas (DrLex)
Print’s Name: Flexi Rex
Material: TIANSE Silver PLA
Model: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2738211
Details: It’s safe to say that Flexi Rex model must be one of the most popular Flexi models that have been 3D printed so far. This Flexi Rex is a remixed version with stronger links, which means this model can probably be printed even smaller than the original ones before the links become too weak. It’s not a demanding print, so you can feel free to give it a shot.

  • T-Rex Skull Pen Holder

7.T-Rex Skull Pen Holder

Maker’s Name: Ian Ellwood
Designer’s Name: Jonni (paper_faces)
Print’s Name: T-Rex Skull Pen Holder
Material: White PLA
Model: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:863720
Details: This model is a variant of T-Rex skull. Unlike ordinary round-shaped or hexagon-shaped pen holder, this is a T-Rex skull pen holder. It is printed at 0.1 mm with supports needed, which can sit flat on your desk. This functional T-Rex pen holder not only helps you store your pens, pencils, rules and other stationery items to make your desktop uncluttered, but also adds a personal touch to your study room. Super cool, right?

  • T-Rex Shower Head

8.T-Rex Shower Head

Maker’s Name: K.C. Budd
Designer’s Name: Jonathan Schwartz
Print’s Name: T-Rex Shower Head
Material: Red PLA
Model: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:329596
Details: Ever imagine a T-Rex skull in your shower room? This model is a variant of T-Rex skull. This T-Rex skull shower head is printed on a raft with no supports and will fit for any standard 1/2” shower head pipe. The designer suggests printing at 50% infill to prevent leakage. Moreover, you can also use Teflon tape for a good seal between the pipe and the head. Your kids and even you will surely love the bathing time with this 3D printable T-Rex shower head.

Dinosaurs once have been extinct can now be “revived” with 3D printing technologies. You can choose from our list of the 8 best 3D printable T-Rex models to 3D print your own T-Rex, whether for self-uses or as gifts for your loved ones or special ones. Thanks to 3D printers and 3D printing materials in various colors, the ferocious predator T-Rex is no longer a lifeless fossil but can be a lifelike 3D model for you to admire and appreciate!


Post time: Aug-21-2019