The folks at Syfy Labs teamed up with MakerBot for some 3D models to promote The Expanse a few months back, and now that deal has been expanded to include a whole lot more sci-fi shows and models.
The two companies announced an expansion of the partnership, with a new line of exclusive 3D models from the network’s original series 12 Monkeys, The Magicians, Hunters, Killjoys and Dark Matter. Some of the new models will include the Project Splinter time machine from 12 Monkeys, plus an alien skull from the new action thriller Hunters. (Syfy is the corporate owner of Blastr- Ed.)
Printable files will be available on Syfy’s Thingiverse page, and the network will launch additional models in the coming weeks.
Matthew Chiavelli, Senior Vice President, Syfy Digital, noted that the MakerBot partnership has found an “enthusiastic and growing audience” among the 3D printing community. He also pointed out that the burgeoning 3D printing market is a natural avenue to enrich the network’s relationship with fans in a new way.
“We’re excited not only to see the partnership between MakerBot and Syfy Labs grow, but also for the new designs that will be uploaded to Thingiverse,” said Eric Mortenson, Community Manager, MakerBot Thingiverse. “Since Syfy joined Thingiverse at the beginning of this year, they’ve reached nearly 1,000 followers who, among others, are no doubt excited to see what comes next.”
Syfy notes that the next wave of 3D models from Syfy’s programming will be introduced March 18 at Silicon Valley Comic-Con in San Jose, Calif.
Check out a couple of the new models below and let us know what you think: