December 27, 2012 AT 9:24 am

Plastic Sushi Playset by MakerBlock #3dthursday


Hardcore OpenSCAD user and blogger MakerBlock has made a number of open source toys with and for his daughter over the years — from rubber ducky models to pen-plotted bandaids — and the ginger and wasabi are particularly cute. From Thingiverse Thing 38660:

My daughter asked for a sushi play set for Christmas. I told her I would make it for her, rather than buying it. The only requirements were that it had to have chopsticks, salmon, and california rolls (here, as sake nigirizushi and a maki roll with interchangable pieces) and there had to be at least five of each piece.

The bottom of the “maki” has a hole in it so that the pieces can be forced out of the top if necessary.

Don’t tell my daughter, but she’s getting a lot more than she asked for. In addition to the maki rolls, I’ve made some “inside out” maki rolls, chop stick rests, soy sauce dishes (with soy sauce in them), ginger, wasabi, chopsticks in custom paper wrappers, and a wide assortment of fillings. For variety, I’ve made the OpenSCAD functions that create the ginger and wasabi random – so every time you generate the STL, you’ll get a different little globby of ginger or wasabi. They both turned out really well.

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