The DC Super Hero Girl Bumblebee action figure has been a long-time favorite with both my kids. Recently, that love has brought about an unfortunate event: The destruction of Bumblebee’s flight pack! Good thing flexible materials exist and are getting easier to print!
And since this was such a quick project, I whipped up some Kryptomites to keep Bumblebee and the rest of the DC Super Hero Girls on their toes.
3D Printer (or printing service capable of using flexible materials)
1. Print Out Parts
Bumblebee’s flight pack is available on MyMiniFactory HERE. There are a couple different sizes in case you want to give flight packs to other action figures. For Bumblebee herself, use BB-FlightPackBase. BB-FlightPackWings are the same for all.
Material: Matterhackers PRO Flex (same as NinjaFlex SemiFlex)
Material: Flexy2 TPU Translucent Orange. I had received a sample from 3DPrintNY a while back and forgot I had it until now. Matterhackers PRO Flex will work for this as well.
If you’re here only looking for Kryptomites, those are also on MyMiniFactory and can be found HERE. Printed in PLA. Nothing special going on here, so use the settings you are most comfortable with, and you’re good to go.
2. Wing Attachment
Fit BB-FlightPackWings onto BB-FlightPackBase as shown. The flexibility of the material is key in getting them together.
Loop the ends of BB-FlightPackBase together and attach as shown. If you haven’t been using a flexible material at this point, I really don’t know what to tell you.
4. Wear it
Remove the wings that came with Bumblebee (if they haven’t already come off), position her arms, and slip it on as shown.
5. Share it
As mentioned above, there are a few other sizes in case you want to outfit a team of fliers.
Kryptomites… Kryptomites everywhere!
In the DC Super Hero Girls YouTube series, Kryptomites are these little sentient mineral critters, and they make life a challenge for the heroines and heroes.
When doing more research about these mischief makers, I only found source images for the green and red versions from the YouTube series, but nothing beyond that. I figured that I’d quickly model those up and be done with that part of the project, but they proved to be quite popular with my little ones, and I pretty much had no other choice than to make up the rest of the colors.
Below is the whole crew in the order they were modeled.
Brings out anger.
Hypnosis / mind control.
Go wreak havoc.
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Also, a special “thank you” to trevoray on MyMiniFactory for the support! You are a true hero!