The widely-loved sports game – FIFA World Cup 2018 has come to a perfect end in July. With the 2018 FIFA World Cup taken place in Russia, fanatic sports fans around the world are getting faces painted and flags waving in support of their home country or favourite team. While sports fans celebrate the triumph of the winning team in all unique ways, now you can 3D-print your own FIFA World Cup Trophy to commemorate the glorious victory.

The model is based off of the event’s iconic trophy, called the “FIFA World Cup Trophy”, first introduced in 1974 and circulated until present which depicts two human figures holding up the Earth.

With a bit of post-handling, you can make this looks like a read World Cup trophy. If you want to keep the spirit of this international tournament alive with a 3D-printed trophy, keep reading to find out what you need and how to build it.

The printed concept is less expensive and has a very solid touch from the FDM technology using 3D Espresso. It does not require any support material in the process and as the printing bed is limited, the trophy is printed in three different STL files, which includes the globe, the body and the base.




Aside from 3D printer and the STL files, there are a few more things you’ll need to make this symbolic trophy. Here’s what you need to complete this project:

  • Hot glue gun
  • Metallic spray paint

With all materials ready, the process started with printing all three parts using PLA materials. At a printing speed of 30mm/s along with 0.2mm layer thickness, it took approximately 28 hours to complete printing all parts. The globe, body and base were then assembled using hot glue gun to see the trophy fully come into shape.

To enhance its aesthetic, the replica was painted in gold metallic paint followed by two signature green lines at its base to resemble the authentic FIFA World Cup Trophy. The trophy was placed into the Memmert oven of about 30°C to dry the paint out. The drying process took around 10 minutes and the trophy is ready to shine.

The FIFA World Cup Trophy replica was created by Rapid Model Team from IME.

Watch the video and get behind-the-scene with us.

Summary of the characteristics of the 3D-printed World Cup replica as follows:

File type : .STL
Printer : 3D Espresso
Technology : FDM
Material    : PLA
Height      : 240mm
Structure   : Assembled from 3 parts – the globe, the body, and the base.


build time

: The globe; 10 hours


The body; 14 hours

The base; 3-4 hours

The entire replica was printed using 3D Espresso, a 3D-printer developed by IME.

Printable size    220 X 220 X 220 H mm
Technology Fused Filament Modelling 3D Printer
Nozzle Auto Leveling Single Nozzle, Ø 0.4mm
Positioning Accuracy Z 0.002mm, XY 0.01mm
Printing Speed 20-150 mm/s
Layer Thickness                0.05-0.30mm
Material Supported PLA, ABS, PETG, Nylon, PC, FLEX/TPU & Composer
Filament Size Ø 1.75mm
Max. Extruder Temperature 260 °C
Max. Bed Temperature 120 °C
Equipment Dimensions 390 X 390 X 390H mm, 12Kg
Connectivity USB / SD Card
Operation Systems Windows & Mac Compatible
File Format for printing STL, obj, amf, dae, Image & G-Code
System Software Cura & Others Slicer
Power requirements 110V/220V, 250V

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