NASA simulator Kerbal Space Program now lets you immortalize your successful (or unsuccessful) spaceships in physical form. Printing company Eucl3D has teamed up with the Kerbal developers to allow players to upload their .craft files onto their website to be converted into a scale replica. Now when you finally find that design that takes you to the moon and back, you can put it on your real world shelf to show off to your friends and admire. It won’t take you to space for real, though.

The models look pretty high-quality, but come with some restrictions and caveats. For starters, some finer parts like struts, launch clamps, and decouplers are modified or omitted, because even a good 3D printer can’t get that level of precision just yet. Size, too, is not that flexible—designs are scaled to pre-determined price points, starting at $99, so two ships of vastly different sizes in game will share a similar longest dimension in meatspace. Still, it is a neat feature.

You can upload your spacecrafts here.

Source: Eucl3D

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Stefan Terry
One of my earliest memories with games was just after Pokémon had come out in the states for the first time. I remember, after having watched the show for a couple weeks, stumbling across a friend with an original Gameboy playing Pokémon Red version using a Weedle. When he told me he was playing Pokémon, I told him I didn't know there was a Pokémon that had a pumpkin for a head. Boy games have come a long way. Speaking of games, I also contribute to making them somewhat professionally, and ocassionaly write about them. You should see some of that games writing stuff, I hear it's real popular with the kids these days.

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