How to: Make 3D Papercraft Space Invaders!

created at: 03/26/2012

ManMade reader and all around good guy Jeff from Laboratory 424 in Spokane, WA wrote in to share this awesome retro-inspired papercraft project. He says,

“We like to be prepared for an alien invasion…Nerf guns loaded, extra rations of nachos packed away, and a Klingon dictionary in the back pocket. Unfortunately, such preparations tend to be forgotten in the routine of day-to-day life. As a subtle reminder, we created giant, 3-D, papercraft Space Invaders on our walls, and just so everyone is prepared, we show you how to build your own.”   Jeff and the Laboratory 424 team then walk you through the process of creating the 3D paper pixels and arranging them in that just-right retrotastic shape.

They even provide PDF downloads that you can print for free to create your invaders, and offer an inexpensive kit with a scoring guide and the mounting adhesives that will speed up the process. Either way, good deal.

Build 3-D Papercraft Space Invaders [Lab 424]