3D printed Merlin Figurine. Source: WhiteClouds
3D printed Merlin Figurine. Source: WhiteClouds


Merlin is a famous magician in the legend of King Arthur. Merlin is traditionally said to be born of a mortal woman and an incubus, inheriting magical powers. Merlin is said to have engineered the birth of King Arthur through intrigue and magic. In most tales, he is the magician and advisor to King Arthur.

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Model Specs

Designer: Kyle Gifford

Number of Layers: 1026

Layer Resolution: 89 Microns (Slightly thinner than a human hair.)

Build time: 5 hours, 23 minutes

Dimensions: 4.9 x 4.1 x 4.1”

Printer: ProJet 660Pro

Software: Maya and Photoshop

Fun Character Facts:

  • Merlin has been depicted in many books and films, including Disney’s “The Sword in the Stone,” the film, “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice,” and the novel, “A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court” by Mark Twain (later adapted into a movie called “A Kid in King Arthur’s Court”).
  • A main belt asteroid, discovered by Edward L. G. Bowell in 1980, is named after Merlin.
  • Merlin was bewitched and imprisoned by the Lady of the Lake.

Designer Note:

Gifford states, “Merlin has always been one of my favorite characters, and I wanted to keep his look very traditional. I gave him a more majestic, thoughtful pose in hopes of him coming across as wise and powerful.”

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