Merry Christmas from all of us here at Snapmaker! We have good news for you: the 8th Snapmaking Contest result is finally out. We are happy to announce the winners of the contest!
The 8th Snapmaking Contest was held on the theme of “Build Your Wonderland.” We hope that everyone can build their wonderland with our machines and free the mind in Snapmaker Wonderland shaped by imagination and creativity.
Now, we can’t wait to show you the winners’ projects in this contest!
1st Place: Christmas Village by Nickalaus Clemmer
Nickalaus Clemmer won the 1st prize $1,000/€1,000 Coupon for his fabulous Christmas village! In this project, Nickalaus unlocked the full potential of Snapmaker 2.0 Modular 3-in-1 3D Printer and used three functions 3D Printing, Laser Engraving/Cutting, and CNC Carving all at once! He created the main body of this lovely village with 3D printing, which includes 10 houses, 3 snowmen, 1 tree, 1 truck, 1 bridge, 2 horses, and 9 light poles all printed out of Snapmaker white PLA.
After setting up the buildings and some key elements of the village, he used the Laser Module to add extra details. The large trees, a sign engraved with “Merry Christmas Snapmaker,” and a carriage were all flawlessly cut out of 2.4mm basswood sheets. If you look closely, you can even spot that the carriage is carrying a special gift!
He then utilized the CNC function and made a lake with a hockey player, which renders the whole project all the more dreamy and tranquil. He used a 16mm particle board for the lake and a 32mm pine dowel for the hockey player realized by Snapmaker 2.0 Rotary Module. He also painted the lake bed in blue and poured white tinted resin over the top. With all these works, he managed to make a Christmas Village in which everything perfectly blends in with each other!
2nd Place: The Milk & Cookie Mouse by Benjamin Schmid
The 2nd Prize went to Benjamin Schmid, who won a 10W High Power Laser Module coupon for his entry The Milk & Cookie Mouse. At first glance, you might wonder if the creator of this work post-processed the model with paint. But in fact, he didn’t use any paint for this project! In only 1 model, he used 11 filaments for different 3d-printed parts glued together. Benjamin Schmid is an active voice in our community. He is skilled at realizing projects composed of various parts in different colors. If you are looking forward to more projects from him in the future, make sure you follow all our social channels!
3rd Place: a 3D-printed Village by Jan Paul Kaim
The 3rd place winner Jan Paul Kaim created a village with the Christmas vibe everywhere. What makes this project so special is that it is a 3d printed village out of translucent material. Therefore, this tiny town will glow softly from inside out when combined with LED lights. And trust me, you don’t want to miss the video below that documents this project!
The 3rd place winner will receive a $200/€200 Material Coupon for this beautiful project!
Apart from top three winners, the following three entries from Peter Taylor, Melissa Beauchamp, and @mike__dyer won the lucky prize and will get a White PLA Filament (500g) + Red PLA Filament (500g) Coupon from us!
Thank you all for your entries and participation! We look forward to seeing you again in the next Snapmaking Contest!