Amazon has given us, the makers of the world, a lot to play with in its new series, Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power. Based on the Second Age of Tolkien’s seminal works, it offers up some amazing armor and props that we haven’t seen before. With the advent of in-home 3D printing, these props can be ours to wield if we can either design them ourselves or, if we don’t have the skill to make them, find someone who does.
I have used some of the best 3D printers to create gorgeous props, including the broken sword from Rings of Power, but I was hungry for more. So I scoured the internet to find my favorite Rings of Power 3D models that you can print at home. All of these models are available to purchase and print at home and offer instructions on how best to do that.
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One of the very first posters we saw of the TV series was this beautiful dagger. It is currently being held by Galadriel but seems to have been owned by her brother Finrod before his death. The intertwining silver and gold signify the two trees of Valinor that gave life to the world before the Sun and Moon existed.
This model by Andy Valentine is a painstaking recreation — I know it was painstaking as I watched it unfold on Twitter — and it turned out beautifully. He even added the sheath in case you wanted to print that, too.
I’ll admit, I fell in love with this sword as soon as I saw it, so when Nikko Industries made the model I knew I had to make it. You can read all about the lore of this sword and my journey through the printing and painting of my prop, or you can head straight to Nikko Industries and buy it for yourself! I originally printed it all in one piece, but the model is also available with the blade detached to make painting easier.
As soon as I saw this little statue, I knew I needed to have one. The design makes Galadriel both cute and fierce, all at the same time. This should be a simple print with just a little support on the arms and tips of her hair. And it is less than a dollar to purchase the file!
Lauren Does Cosplay
The Rings of Power gives us a slightly different take on Galadriel. In this story, she is the commander of the northern armies and is often seen swinging a sword or wielding a dagger in combat. When the first screenshots were released, Lauren, a cosplayer of amazing skill, set about modeling the armor and sword for herself to wear.
The cosplay was so good Lauren was invited to the Rings of Power premiere and got to talk to Morfydd Clar who plays Galadriel on the show. Lauren released the model for the sword so everyone could have one, too.
Andy Valentine made several pieces in September for the show as part of his “one model a day” contest. This brooch is a simple model from the cloak of Elrond.
Elrond Half-Elven is relatively young at the time Rings of Power is set, and is yet to be ordained Lord of Rivendell. He is still a diplomat though, and a friend to Disa’s husband, the dwarf Durin.
Originally thought to be a sword of the Rohirrim, this blade is used by Halbrand, a new character for the Rings of Power and one who has a lot of theories swirling about him. Some think he is Sauron in disguise; others think he could be the Witch King of Angmar. I like to think he could end up being the father of Eorl the Young as well as the founder of the men of Rohan.
Whoever he is, he wields a sword from Númenór with a horse head on it that I think looks amazing, so I’m going to 3D-print it to add to the collection.
The amazing thing about this prop is it is hardly in the show at all, but is still a work of art. For context, Feanor is said to be the greatest elf-smith of all time. He used this hammer to create the Silmarils — the jewels that contain some of the light from the two trees of Valinor — and while some lauded him for it, that process did kind of trigger the entire downfall of the elves. It’s a long story.
Anyway, this model is easy to print in multiple parts, and the jewels are separate so you can print them in different colors.