3D Design Competition

#Tinkercad Easter

Submissions close April 12th 2018

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Design Brief

Chocolate! Egg hunts! Bunnies! A bank holiday! Yes, Easter is coming up and we want you to bring it to the 21st century.

Have you ever had a kinder surprise egg? Well, we want you to take the toy within an egg idea and bring it into the 3D printing world. You can design the classic toy within an egg or take it a step further and design a toy within a toy. Either way, we want to see your creativity shine through.

The toy you design does not have to be related to Easter, so go wild with what you create. Just make sure it’s 3D printable!

You will have to design the object of your dreams on Tinkercad’s easy to use software. Make sure to design your creation using Tinkercad and upload directly to MyMiniFactory using the built-in “Upload to MyMiniFactory button”. Don’t forget to tag your creation in the description or title using #TinkercadEaster.

Once your design has been uploaded and approved on MyMiniFactory, make sure you share it on Twitter with the hashtag #TinkercadEaster @MyMiniFactory @Tinkercad.

A panel of judges from MyMiniFactory and Tinkercad will decide on their favourite designs based on your originality, printability and element of surprise!

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For more information on how to do upload your design from Tinkercad, check out our blog post here.

We look forward to seeing your amazing designs.

Good luck!


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    Surprise Eggs

    Create a print within a print. It could be a surprise egg, which reveals a different object when opened - this could be an animal or a vehicle.. Anything you can fit in there! You could even go further and design a toy within a toy- it’s up to you!


Main prize


Crane Quad CMYK 3D Printer

The Crane Quad 3D printer takes 3D printing to a whole new level. What truly makes this 3D printer stand out is being able to feed four filaments into one extruder. Users will be able to print full colour if they choose to load cyan, magenta, yellow and black, or switch between various print and support materials for a convenient, adaptable 3D printing set up. The Crane Quad offers an 8"-cubed build volume, heated bed, Duet Maestro board and LCD screen.


1 year monthly 1k-ft. filament subscription

Winner will also receive two-1,000-ft. filament spools (equivalent to 1kg) each month for a year. The filament is from M3D's high-quality 3D Ink line which prints more reliably and includes PLA, Carbon Fiber, ABS-R and more

Runner Ups

And some awesome Tinkercad goodie bags for the runner ups!

Top Tips

So you want to win a design competition?
Here are some top tips to help you climb up the leader board:

1. Think about your design(s) in relation to the brief and how best you might best optimise it for 3D printing.

2. Make sure you download all designer resources so as to ensure you design for the right size components if you are not printing your own submission.

3. Make sure to upload your design from within Tinkercad. Look at our blog post here for more information on how to do this.

4. Once your design is approved, post it on twitter with #TinkercadEaster @TheMicro3D @MyMiniFactory @tinkercad

  • Read and understand the design brief.
  • Thinkabout how you can best deliver a solution.
  • Use the tips and resources provided
  • Explain the concept behind your design.
  • Presentprint, and photograph your design with care.

Designer Resources

Struggling for inspiration? Check out this incredible collection of print within a print ideas