Monday, September 19, 2016

Pocket Size Second Temple Model

One of the projects I have been busy working on is a digital model of the Second Temple suitable for 3D printing. My first "offering" is now available on

I started with a very small model using a scale of 1 mm = 4 amos. At this scale the entire model is about the size of a business card and stands 1" high, just the right size to fit in your pocket. Even at this scale the model features an impressive amount of detail. Aside from the eight or so chambers that I squeezed in, you can also see the curtain of the Antechamber, the two ramps leading up the outside of the Heichal Building, and the little doorways in the chambers of the Women's Courtyard.

The photos show a model I printed on my Lulzbot Mini 3D printer using yellow HIPS plastic. I plan to work on a larger scale model with even more details.

There is also a handy floor plan to point out what goes where:

To get your copy of this model, please download it from the model's thingiverse page.

This free model is being released l'ilui nishmas 
Dov Ber a"h ben Dovid


  1. thank you, for the amazing blog.

    do you know where i can buy a 3d print of this model???? i dont have a 3d printer but i would love to buya c opy from somewhere

  2. Wonderful! Thank you and may Dov Ber ben Shoshana Roiza indeed have a speedy recovery.

  3. I have been working on a solution for those who would like to order this model but who don't have a 3d printer. Look for a new post soon with more details.

  4. Wow, this is brilliant and makes me wanting to seriously think about getting a 3D Printer.
    Thanks for this inspiration, we need more models like this.

  5. For all who are interested, you can check out my Shapeways shop to see many different types of materials and sizes. Something for everyone. Click the Shop tab at the top of this page.


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