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Space Engineers allows you to print, own any ship in the game

Charlie Hall is Polygon’s tabletop editor. In 10-plus years as a journalist & photographer, he has covered simulation, strategy, and spacefaring games, as well as public policy.

Space Engineers, the sandbox game about interstellar construction, has recently added the ability to bring your virtual creations into the real world with 3D printing.


An intoxicating mixture of Minecraft, Wing Commander and a truck driving simulator, Space Engineers is currently on Steam Early Access and available for Windows PC only, with a future port coming to the Xbox One. What makes the game so compelling is the scale of it all. Players can build everything from small fighters to massive space stations lodged on the rocky surface of an asteroid. Then they can smash them together with realistic physics.

But now, players have the option to simply look at any ship in the game, export it to a file and for $60 have it printed out for them in full color. The results are impressive.


Also available as of today are two and three-inch models of the red Space Engineer avatar waving hello, available for $10 and $20 respectively.

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