Kerbal Space Program, the space flight sim about sending millions of Kerbal astronauts to an early grave/advancing the space-faring dreams of the Kerbal nation, is now offering a wave of merchandise based on the game - a site which lets you upload your wildest Kerbal creations and turn them into 3D-printed models.
Squad, who develop KSP, have teamed up with the 3D-printing service Eucl3d to offer fans the chance to upload their designs of everything from spacecraft to rockets to space stations and satellites from the game to their website, which Eucl3d will then use to print a physical model for you to display like the proud Kerbal Engineer you are.
There's a few limitations of course - you can only get models in 8", 10" and 12" sizes, some finnicky details like coupler lines, launch clamps and girders can't be printed due to their weakness, and due to technical limitations designs have to use zero parts from game mods (so only what has been officially added to Kerbal) - but otherwise anything you can build in the game can be turned into a toy. As long as it's structurally viable, you can get it printed. Even if you're unsure if your design can be done, you can upload it anyway and Eucl3d will get in touch to say what needs changing.
All they need now is some itty-bitty Kerbal astronauts to go with them in various states of panic or distress. After all, half the fun of KSP is sending them to their dooms in your incompetently designed, rocket powered metal space-coffins, right?
You can send your designs to Eucl3d here - an 8" replica costs $99, a 10" $140, and 12" a hefty $200.
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