Foldable Herbie the love bug

$ 5.79



GOODesign is a design studio established in Seoul, Korea by a representative who has been active in product design and 3D CG field for 20 years. As a design company that pursues a reasonable and differentiated digital design, it has always presented a new direction through working with clients such as Hyundai Motor, Siemens Korea and beiersdorf. This time, we have put out the life product for 3D printing by utilizing various technique design based on the shape of the Class-A surface. These products are especially the result of deep research on the 3D printing dominant shape that can not be mass-produced using a mold.

When I was a child, I watched a movie or a TV show about cars that had the ability to move on their own (artificial intelligence as it is now said) and I was completely fascinated by them. Now, cars that realize their functions more sophisticatedly than those cars continue to appear, but the charm of that time still exists. So I made KITT first, and a lot of people liked it. So next, another movie and TV AI car, the Herbie, was created with a folding design for 3D printing.
Herbie is a VW beetle car with artificial intelligence that has been made into many movies and TV shows, including Herbie, the love bug. It is an automobile that has been loved by people so much that it has been made into a number of movies and TV shows.

Since the key to this design is color division, the structure that opens the hood and engine cover has been eliminated.
Because the size of the parts is small, we recommend printing large scale.

Please refer to the video for the process of printing and making.

1 : 38 scale
When expanded, size = X 86mm, Y 126mm, Z 24mm After folding X 44mm, Y 110mm, Z 41mm

PRUSA Slicing Settings Simplify 3D
Extuder Nozzle Diameter : 0.4mm / Retraction Distance : 2.4~2.6mm or Retraction Distance : 1.2mm, Retraction Vertical Lift : 0.6mm
Layer Settings Layer Height : 0.1mm, 0.2mm / Top Solid : 8 / Bottom Solid : 6 / Outline : 2
First Layer Settings First Layer Height : 100% / First Layer Width : 98% / First Layer Speed : 50%
Infill Interlor Fill Percentage : 10% / Outline Overlap : 35%
Additions Raft : OK / Brim : NO / Support : NO
PRUSA Slicing Settings PrusaSlicer
PRUSA MK3 Layer Height : 0.1mm, 0.2mm / Raft : OK / Brim : NO / Support : NO
Ender Slicing Settings Simplify 3D
Extuder Nozzle Diameter : 0.4mm / Retraction Distance : 5.4mm
Layer Settings Layer Height : 0.1mm, 0.2mm / Top Solid : 8 / Bottom Solid : 6 / Outline : 2
First Layer Settings First Layer Height : 120% / First Layer Width : 95% / First Layer Speed : 50%
Infill Interlor Fill Percentage : 10% / Outline Overlap : 55%
Additions Raft : OK / Brim : NO / Support : NO
CR-10S Pro Slicing Settings Cura
Quality Layer Height : 0.1mm, 0.2mm / Line Width : 0.4mm
Shell Wall Line Count : 2 / Top Solid : 8 / Bottom Solid : 6
Infill Infill Density : 20% / Patten : Grid
Material Flow : 100% / Retraction Distance : 5.4mm
Build Plate Adhesion Raft / Raft Extra Margin : 3mm / Raft Air Gap : 0.3~0.32mm
File 20.9 MB
Release Date
Average Time
[0.1mm] Body : 7h 30m
[0.1mm] Underbody : 6h
[0.1mm] Roof : 15m
[0.1mm] Window : 35m
[0.1mm] 53 Black : 30m
[0.1mm] 53 White : 20m
[0.1mm] Line-Blue : 15m
[0.1mm] Line-White : 10m
[0.1mm] Line-Red : 10m
[0.1mm] Bumper : 20m
[0.1mm] Headlight : 3m
[0.1mm] Wheel : 5m
[0.1mm] Tire : 1h
  • JanBerlin
    2023-07-09 07:33:16

    Herbie, what a cult.

  • mrtom_ak
    2023-05-27 09:15:10

    Another great design! Loved how it came together without needing to do multi-head printing :)

  • luckygfarm635982
    2021-09-28 23:24:41

    I have never been disappointed in you models until Herbie. I am having trouble with the 53's going together. The set for the hood cracks every time I print it. any suggestions? using Cura 4.11.

    2023-03-28 15:08:16

    Your layer(I guess 0.2mm or thicker) is thick and rough and irregular.
    I recommend print thinner(0.15mm or 0.1mm) or print larger.
    Thank you~

  • 14418058412065
    2021-09-06 11:45:01


  • Bytewaste
    2021-09-01 04:00:22

    Lovely model, printed at maximum size for my printbed which came out at exactly 192,54% times the original size. Came out great. Printed on Prusa i3 MK3S+. 0.15 mm layer height.

    2021-09-19 23:00:06

    Your printing is awesome!
    Every details are very clear!
    Bigger is better!
    Thank you!!!

  • flynny756131
    2021-08-19 18:16:24

    Wonderful model, but the underbody STL needs to be repaired by NetFabb before it can be used in PrusaSlicer, and it cannot be printed in SuperSlicer (it cannot repair it properly)

    2021-08-19 21:49:38

    We checked with Netfabb, but we couldn't find any problem.
    Could you share screen shot about that problem?
    Thank you!

    2021-08-20 01:02:28

    For some reason the slicer adds a bridge layer covering up some important holes, repairing with NetFabb makes it slice properly

    2021-08-20 13:56:11

    When I sliced, NO problems found.
    Did you turn on supports?
    My designs do not need supports at all.
    Please check support option is turn on.

    2021-08-20 16:36:53

    Not related to supports, my screenshot shows supports are off. It is related to layer height, only happens at 0.12mm. 0.11 and 0.13 are fine.

    Repairing with NetFabb allows this to be printed at 0.12 without the issue.

  • fab3656617
    2021-08-18 02:59:49

    This is amazing. Herbie was my favorite as a kid (I bought a bug when I grew up!)
    This is next in my list of stuff to print for ME.

    2021-08-19 21:48:20

    Thank you very much! I hope you enjoy a lot~

  • super3dprints2226
    2021-08-18 01:14:34

    What color did you use for the body? I can't quite find one that matches-gray, silver and white are just not the same look.

    2021-08-19 21:47:09

    I used light grey from Spoolworks. But this company closed.

    2021-08-19 21:47:36

    Any bright grey color is OK.

    2021-08-20 06:10:16

    I have some Fillamentum Light Ivory on the way just for this

  • Policman
    2021-08-16 19:44:31

    Great model! Can you link to the silk plastic?
    The silver I use is not as shiny.

    2021-08-16 20:33:33

    I used esun silky silver!
    I look forward to your review~
    Thank you~

    2021-08-16 20:51:37

    Thank you :)

    2021-08-16 22:08:08

    You are welcome!
    Please enjoy!

    2021-08-17 22:27:15

    Hello beautiful design top.
    Can I adjust / double the size ??
    Thank you

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