Kinder toy – 3D modeling
The best way to fully understand the complexity of a product is to model it in real dimensions, that’s why I always enjoy things like this, especially with kinder toys.
Besides the normal restrictions for toys like this about small parts, toxicity and other, most of kinder toys has a beatifull way to solve product situations. Assembly, instructions, piece demoulding and not least important, the packing into the capsule!
Being caricatures of cars or somethings like that, the simplicity of each shape is gorgeous, the thickness of the snaps and pins are optimized. The fitting tolerances and the material usage are the bests. No flow issues, no shrink marks, low ejector marks and so on
The modeling process was using photo references and caliper.
Having only one kinder toy, was a bit tricky get some dimensions due to the small scale. if I had two, would be able to cut some pieces and measure them from inside out.
To get a decent printable model, I scaled up by 2.5 factor to avoid fragile parts for FDM printers.
The model in real dimensions and the printable is available at CGTrader buggy Toy