STARSHIP - S1

Starship - Small 1 (Product ID: STARSHIP-S1)

What is this?

This is a 3D printed 1/96 scale model designed based on the SpaceX’s Starship Prototype!

“SpaceX’s Starship spacecraft and Super Heavy rocket (collectively referred to as Starship) represent a fully reusable transportation system designed to carry both crew and cargo to Earth orbit, the Moon, Mars and beyond Starship will be the world’s most powerful launch vehicle ever developed, with the ability to carry in excess of 100 metric tonnes to Earth orbit” – source: SpaceX 

Inspired by their missions, I’ve decided to design a 3D printable Starship scale model with a goal of using it to inspire young children to study more about space science and other STEM subjects.

How can I purchase this model?

You can either (1) download the STL files and make it yourself on your 3D printer OR (2) order the 3D printed model directly from us. If you choose to order the 3D printed model, please note that the model will come un-assembled and you will have to fit the parts together yourself (we will pre-fit all the magnets so it will be extremely easy to assemble the model as no glue is required)

STL files: £50*(Include Starship and Launch Pad)
3D printed model: £260 (Starship), £30 (Launch Pad)** 

* If you want to print this model yourself, your printer need a minimum build volume of 150x150x145mm.
** These models are sold separately, you can purchase the Starship-S1 with or without its Launch Pad.
LICENSE: The STL files of this model are property of MORE THAN 3D LIMITED.
Besides personal use, please DO NOT copy or share to a third party, or use for any other purposes (e.g. commercial) without the express written consent of MORE THAN 3D LIMITED. Thank you. 

Please note: We also have a much larger (1/48 scale) and more detailed version (STARSHIP-M1). For more information, click HERE

Ready to order? 

Scale: 1/96
Overall dimensions: Ring Diameter: 93.75mm, Height (top of Nose Cone to bottom of Landing Leg): 533.4mm
Manufacturing lead time: 1 weeks
Total number of 3D printed parts (exclude magnets): 52

This model was designed using publicly available material from the internet including CAD models, videos and pictures of the real SpaceX’s Starship Prototypes. 

The Starship-S1 is almost exactly the same as its bigger version (M1). The main difference between the two models is their Raptor engines. Due to the small size of the 1/96 scale, it is not possible to print the Raptor engines with the same level of detail as per the 1/48 scale on FDM printers. Hence, the Raptor engines on the S1 have been simplified and they do not gimbal. 
Apart from this, the Starship-S1 does not the Heat Shield Tiles (again, as they are too small to print on FDM printers). 

How to print this model by yourself?

If you have decided to purchase the STL files to make this model by yourself, please click on the button below for full print and assembly instructions. 
If you come across any issues, please do not hesitate to contact us via sales@morethan3d.com 

FAQ

1, Does it fly? No, it doesn’t
2, Can the model be stripped down to piece part level? Yes, all parts are held together by magnets
3, Does the model come in a cardboard box? Yes, the model is well packed. It comes in a box with foam/bubble wrap
4, Does the model come fully assembled or as a kit?  The model comes as a kit – it’s really easy to assemble. 
5, Will you update the design as the real Starship progresses?  Yes, I will
6, Does the £50 include all future updates?  Yes and No. Depends on the complexity of the modifications, some update will be free of charge and some won’t
7, Do you have the Super Heavy Booster for this model?  Yes, please see https://morethan3d.com/booster-s1/
8, Does the STLs also include STL of the Raptor-M1?  No, it has a much simplified version of the Raptor-M1 model, but not as detail as the Raptor-M1
9, Does the model has any interior?  Yes, it has full interior including the LOX, CH4 tanks, header tanks and all plumbing
10, What is the minimum build volume that I need to print this model? Your printer need a minimum build volume of 150x150x145mm
11, Will you release an upgraded version of the Starship with full Heat Shield Tiles as per SN20+?
Yes, the Heat Shield Tiles will be available to purchase in the future as a standalone upgrade package for this model. You can purchase/print just the Heat Shield Tiles and install on the existing Starship-S1 model. 

Would you like to give us some feedback on the STARSHIP-S1 model? Please leave your comment below:

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Gary
Gary
1 month ago

Here are my suggestions for making it easy to build the model:

1. Buy some non-magnetic tweezers. These are working great for me: https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B08XF45G7R

2. Use 3mm and 5mm drill bits by hand to trim out the holes for the magnets. Holding the bit in a pair of pliers can help: Turn the part against the held drill bit. Test with the other end of the bit.

3. You can arrange the magnets to make sure the body parts automatically orient themselves so they only stick together in one position, the correct one. Do the following:

  1. Take some magnets and mark all of their tops red with a Sharpie. It doesn’t matter whether these are North or South ends, so long as they’re all oriented the same.
  2. Insert them into the holes in a body section, skipping an increasing number of holes as you go around. So for example: magnet, hole, magnet, hole, hole, magnet, hole, hole, hole, … For the 6 hole sections, it will be ‘r_r__r’, where ‘r’ is a red-side-up magnet, and ‘_’ is an empty hole. For the 10 hole sections, it will be ‘r_r__r___r’
  3. Now flip the magnets and fill in the remaining holes. So the result will be ‘ruruuruuur’ where ‘r’ is red and ‘u’ is unmarked.

When the other body part is done, it will only match up one way; it can be verified on paper that any rotation will cause at least one magnet pair to be mismatched. It won’t click solidly into place.

You don’t have to color the magnets for the other body section that matches. Just use the next procedure…

4. To quickly glue the matching magnets, and to ensure that the magnets all align properly between body sections:

  1. Put a piece of wax or parchment paper over the part that already has magnets.
  2. Drop the new magnets onto the paper so they attach to magnets with the right orientation. 
  3. Test the fit by placing the new body part over the magnets. Check the alignment and orientation of the two parts, eg check the rotation so that exterior features align.
  4. Remove and put some superglue in the holes.
  5. Place the body part back on the magnets so the magnets enter the holes with glue.
  6. Twist the body parts so the magnets are forced aside. Then you can easily pull the part away without the magnets trying to jump back to the other part.
  7. With something non-magnetic, check that the magnets are fully pushed into their holes.

Josh
Josh
3 months ago

How well would the features of the S-1 or M-1 scale down to the 192mmx120mm build plate on the Elegoo Saturn? The details capable are exponentially better than FDM.

More simply; what is the smallest feature at normal size?

Ben Pollock-Hay
Ben Pollock-Hay
4 months ago

Hi, looking forward to getting this for my Starship stack project, just wondering if, when the upgrade parts are released, Will it include a new thrust dome with RVacs and the new skirt design? Thanks

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