If 3D printing has always come across as being more of an “adult” hobby, think again because the folks at 3Doodler have recently announced the launch of a new 3D printer that is being aimed at preschoolers. This will allow kids to 3D print their own little toys in a fun and safer way, while encouraging the development of motor skills.

Dubbed the 3D Build and Play, this is a small-ish gun-shaped device that comes with a nozzle, a trigger, and a turning handle. The device heats up the plastic (which is both non-toxic and biodegradable) when the user cranks on the handle, which in turn lets kids create all manner of objects, although there will be molds that will let kids create toys and shapes that have already been designed.

The characters created by the 3D printer can also take part in various stories to help make the experience and end result more entertaining. The 3D Build and Play will also be powered by three AA batteries. If this is something that you might be interested in buying for your child, the 3D printer is expected to be released in the second quarter of the year where it will be priced very affordably at $29.99. More details about the 3D Build and Play can be found on its website.

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