Thor might be the only one mighty enough to wield Mjolnir, but now you can try and lift it for yourself — if you’ve got a 3D printer, that is. A recently released blueprint for the fabled hammer makes it a snap to whip up one the most powerful weapons in comic book history.
Courtesy of 3D printing guru Garrett Kearney, the hammer design is based off of the prop seen in Marvel’s “Thor: The Dark World” and can be downloaded from Thingiverse. Kearney is also the mind behind Chaos Core Tech, the 3D printing-focused YouTube channel that has featured printable designs like figures from “Wall-E” and “Super Meat Boy,” as well as other comic book-inspired weapon replicas, like Batman’s batarangs.
While Mjolnir is easy enough to replicate with Kearney’s design, the hammer’s comic book incarnation had a much more chaotic creation. Mjolnir’s forging is detailed in “Mighty Thor” Vol. 2 #12, in which a cosmic storm approaches Asgard.
To save his people, Odin fought the storm itself, called the God Tempest, and won by trapping it in a chunk of Uru ore. He then ordered the Dwarves of Nidavellir to forge the ore, which demanded the heat of a star just to be smelted and destroyed the star in the process). And thus, Mjolnir was born.
Thankfully, a 3D printed Mjolnir won’t eat any nearby stars (that we know of), but it will require a little extra work to get it looking as good as its movie counterpart.
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