3D printed low poly Pokémon would make Pikachu proud

3D printed Pokémon

Your favourite Pokémon characters get the 3D printed treatment

The trend of geometric patterns in design (opens in new tab) doesn't seem to be dying down any time soon, with 3D printing now following suit. Adding to our already impressive list of print in 3D (opens in new tab) are these gorgeous Low-Poly Pokémon characters, created by Augustin Flowalistik (opens in new tab).

"The Low-Poly Pokémon project arises from the challenge of turning the low pixel density of the first game of the Pokémon saga dimensional meshes with few polygons," he explains. "I raise a comparison between two-dimensional and three-dimensional media trying not to lose the original spirit of the series, low quality graphics, either using a low resolution pixel or vertex and planes."

Low Poly Pokemon 3D printing

Creative Bloq's Sammy looks pretty pleased with our Pikachus (and yes, she is wearing an N'Sync t-shirt)

Putting the designs to the test, we decided to print some of our very own Low-Poly Pokémon figurines using the Ultimaker 2 (opens in new tab). Printing Augustine's original size as well as making our own minature version, both Pikachus came out as cute as ever.

All of the designs are available over on Thingiverse (opens in new tab), allowing you to 3D print your very own Low-Poly Pokémon. But could this be the beginning of the blur between copy right and creativity? Davide Sher at 3D Printing Industry (opens in new tab) seems to think so; be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comments box below.

3D printed Pokémon

3D printed Pokémon

3D printed Pokémon

3D printed Pokémon

3D printed Pokémon

What do you think of these 3D printed Pokémon figurines? Let us know in the comments box below!

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Sammy Maine was a founding member of the Creative Bloq team way back in the early 2010s, working as a Commissioning Editor. Her interests cover graphic design in music and film, illustration and animation. Since departing, Sammy has written for The Guardian, VICE, The Independent & Metro, and currently co-edits the quarterly music journal Gold Flake Paint.