Kids can print out 3D tools at home! | Source: Enable 3D

Frankfort-based 3D printing startup Enable 3D is bringing the construction site to your living room! 

Enable 3D is partnering with German DIY magazine selber machen to create the new Print & Play Construction Company collection. Print & Play offers eight toy tool templates that families can generate from a 3D printer straight into their little contractor’s arsenal. 

The printable toys include a hammer, a screwdriver, a wrench, a watering can, a sand mold, a rake, a shovel, and a tool box. Each printable toy is free to download on Enable 3D’s website — as long as you have a 3D printer. They’re catered toward young builders ages 2 and up.

A major initiative behind Print & Play is to break the cycle of environmentally detrimental production in the toy industry. Thanks to its partnership with Amsterdam printing supplier Reflow, Enable 3D is promoting sustainability in toy production by utilizing bio derivative materials from food packaging in each 3D printed toy, as opposed to virgin plastic used by most manufacturers.

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Families can access the Print & Play Construction Company collection from anywhere in the world. All you need is to download the templates, print the tools in a 3D printer, and let the fun begin!

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Omar Letson

Omar Letson

Omar is an editorial intern at Adventure Media & Events, writing content for The Pop Insider, The Toy Insider, and The Toy Book. Attending the Savannah College of Art and Design, he plans to pursue a career in magazine journalism. Previously, Omar interned for entertainment news website TV-Tea and for Spitfire Strategies, a public interest communications firm. His favorite TV shows are RuPaul’s Drag Race, Absolutely Fabulous, and WandaVision.