At my youthful age of 25, I remember when all of the Pokémon hype was just beginning like it was yesterday. You understand, back when there was just a total of 50 mystical creatures, kids carried their trading cards around as if they were a part of their body, and Pikachu became the new mascot for an entire generation. When I stumbled across the Low-Poly Squirtle 3D version, made by Flowalistik on Thingiverse just last week, I attained a rush of nostalgia and just had to print it out. Now, as the Pokémon hype resurfaces, thanks to its 20th anniversary, Flowalistik is launching all nine of his turn it intod Pokemon creatures on 3D Hubs as the Low-Poly Pokemon Collection.
The files for these 3D versions are yet free to download, but for those without access to a 3D printing device, the collection can be purchased on 3D Hubs. The collection showcases nine Pokemon creatures, which include classics such as Pikachu, Squirtle, and Charmander. Flowalistik is takes on a geometrically-driven, low-poly turn it into, which in fact works to enable higher high end prints of these familiar and lovable characters. Each version slightly varies in dimensions, but they all fit together like a true collection should, as the low-poly fashion gives every creature a high-high end turn it into twist which invokes the classic Pokémon video game.
“The Low Poly Pokemon project started as a challenge,” says Flowalistik. “I wanted to try to alter the low-high end graphics the initially Pokemon video games had into a 3D version. I focused this project on 3D printing, as the low poly fashion allows for 3d printing devices to turn it into high-high end versions avoiding all the limitations.”
If you are looking to 3D Hubs to assist you gain the Low-Poly Pokémon Collection, the price point is obviously dependent on the material and 3D printing hub which is selected. But as far as the Squirtle I printed just last week goes, dark blue PLA worked like a charm. It is excellent to see the 3D printing community show a few love for a game which assisted expand my imagination 20 years ago, and yet the 20th anniversary of Pokémon pretty has me feeling old, there was yet a youthful part of me which was revived when Squirtle rose of the surface of the print bed. Thanks to Flowalistik’s refreshing take on the turn it into of these classic Pokemon, I may just have to go ahead and print em all! Here’s the Squirtle I just so happened to 3D print myself last week!