Model 7: Buggy

Model 7 v1.1.0


This is a.. beast! Model 7: Buggy.

The model measures approximately 52 cm in length at a 1:8 scale and is ready to be outfitted with your own RC equipment. It is suitable for use both indoors and outdoors and has enough torque and power to drift.

This set includes 3D printable parts for your 3D printer, however, non-printable components such as screws and electronics must be purchased separately. Links to purchase these parts are included in the Build Guide.

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  • Printing time
    15 days
  • Bed size
    18x18x18 cm
  • Parts
    171 pcs
  • Model weight
    2,6 kg
  • Material
  • Material
    PC Blend
  • Soldering
  • Glueing
    no glue

Model 7: Buggy Accessories

New version 8. 3. 2021

Model 7 v1.1.0

  • optional alternative nose
  • supports refinement at Front and Rear Body
  • Front and Rear Body without supports added to the Parts folder

3D Sets BeltDrive

Durable, simple, and quiet - thanks to timing belts. Allows both brushed and brushless motors.

Prusa Mini compatible

All parts fits 18 x 18 x 18 cm build volume.


All parts are connected by screws. No glue required!

Fun to drive

...thanks to rear wheel drive. Lets's make some donuts!

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Product Details

  • 3D Sets BeltDrive – the new transmission solution is durable, simple, and quiet because it uses timing belts. It allows the use of both cheap brushed and powerful brushless motors.
  • Easy maintenance – the front and rear axles are attached with just a few screws and can be very easily removed from the model. An integral part of the rear axle is the transmission with engine and ESC – the entire drive system can be removed from the body in one movement.
  • Easy-to-disassemble – Metal nuts are now embedded for repeatedly disassembled or stressed joints. Removing the axles is now much more convenient.
  • Preparation for the functional lights – the lights have prepared cavities for LED diodes, cable glands are prepared in the model.
  • Double Wishbone suspension – independently suspended front axle wheels with sophisticated wheel geometry. The axle can be mounted in 3 different height positions and the mounting of the shock absorbers can also be adapted. The axle uses a system of fully printed 3D Sets ball joints and is optimized for higher impact resistance.
  • The rear swing axle uses an innovative way of transmitting driving force by means of a swinging pulley, is adjustable to 3 height positions and dampers of various lengths can be used.
  • Truly functional 3D printed door handles – not for show, but prevent the door from opening while driving. Safety first!
  • The protective roll cage in the interior complements the sporty character of the Buggy, but it also really reinforces the model’s body.
  • Possibility to install the G-T Engine Sound System sound module – selection from 58 engine sounds. The module has a reserved space behind the front seats.
  • Highly detailed model of the engine – the engine covers the moving parts of the gearbox and it is possible to experiment with color by changing the filament during printing.
  • Innovative battery box with easy opening with rotary locks, easily accessible from the bottom of the model.
  • Many new details – e.g. realistic emboss on the inner parts of bodywork, fuel tank in the trunk, and more.


Easy to Assemble

To build the model you only need some basic tools such as a screwdriver, a sharp knife, soldering iron and most importantly – a good mood.

Cheap and fast repairs

Did you break something? Don’t worry, you’ll have a reprinted spare part in no time. Then loosen a few screws and replace the damaged parts. And – drive again immediately!

3d print maximum, buy minimum

“Don’t buy parts – just print them, nearly all!” You print most parts starting with bodywork, complete chassis and even cardan joints and gearbox. Buy just motor, radio control electronics, tires and shocks/springs – and you are ready for ride.

Step-by-step User Guide

Comprehensive Build Guide is available for free to anyone – lets go through before you buy the model. Build Guide include a complete bill of materials and links for online stores, when you can purchase non-printable parts.

“Build when you print” – you get not only the ready-made print plates but also the time-effective print sequence, so you can continue assembling while you printing and do not need to wait for the part you need.

Build Guide available here
List of non-printable parts is here

What you get:

  • 3d printing files: .stl and .gcode optimised for Prusa Mk2-3 printers, .stl for regular 3d printer with 20×20 cm bed size. The total download size is over 633 MB. Total printing time is about 15 days of continuous printing.
  • step-by-step build guide, available here
  • list of all non-printable items (like motor, tires, screws, etc.) with link to recommended online stores

What you will need:

  • any 18 x 18 cm 3D printer, Prusa i3 recommended
  • 2,6 kg of filament needed for all parts, PLA and PC Blend/ASA for some specific parts.
  • bring your own motor/speed controller, servo, and battery
  • screws and nuts
  • set of bearings
  • set of rubber tires and shocks

How I get the purchased files?

  • after purchasing this digital product, you can download the printing files under “My Account” (in the “Downloads” section)

Technical Specification

Dimensions51.0 cm length, 24.5 cm width (including mirrors), 22.5 cm height
Filament weight2,6 kg
Model weight3 kg
File size633 MB

Model 7: Buggy – Changelog

New version 8. 3. 2021

Model 7 v1.1.0

  • optional alternative nose
  • supports refinement at Front and Rear Body
  • Front and Rear Body without supports added to the Parts folder
  • modified Motor Pulley – it is newly fastened with a screw in the case of a brushless motor with a clearance defined by washers
  • modified Motor Frame – reinforcement of the motor mounting
  • reinforced steering Servo Arm

5 reviews for Model 7: Buggy

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5 reviews for Model 7: Buggy

  1. David Cilley (verified owner)

    This model alone is reason enough to buy a 3D printer! I really liked the 3Dsets 4×4 models. At first I hesitated to get the two wheel drive Buggy. I am so glad I did. This is my favorite model to date. It is strong and lots of fun to build and drive. The quiet, cleverly designed drivetrain is awesome. Did I say it is fun to drive? I can’t stress this enough! Even though the battery lasts more than 20 minutes I find myself sitting at the charger waiting for the light to turn green so I can drain the battery again.

    When you got your 3D printer, Did you have whistles and desk pets in mind? … Bring out your inner child and print something fun and challenging. I double dare you! LOL -RockyTop

  2. JonniU (verified owner)

    Awesome project. Thanks, guys. It was amazing 2 weeks of printing and assembling. I really enjoyed it.

  3. tkeliher (verified owner)

    After having printed numerous accessories for my RC hobby, and the recently printed a 59″ wing airplane, I came across 3D Sets and saw the Buggy. Since I love old VW’s and Baja Bugs, I decided to get the files for it.

    I was taken aback by the amount of time required to print some of the parts. I had never in 16 months of printing so far, had something take 2 days and 3 hours to print a part! lol.. But the design team did so well, and engineered this kit so well, that everything goes together just as designed and building the assemblies and putting it all together was SO MUCH FUN! My Baja Bug looks sick, looks badd azz, and I love it! My only difficulty, was in reading some of the views in the build guide. I am old skool, and used to old Revell and Monogram build sheets and they are very different than this modern computer stuff. But I eventually got it all sorted out and I think my next 3D Sets project will be easier for me, regarding the build sheets. I salute the team at 3D Sets for what they have done and look forward to many more projects from them.

  4. du4 (verified owner)

    j’ai construit deux modèles de Beetle Buggy très heureux avec le modèle très bien fait. Les Coléoptères ne fonctionnent pas parce que j’attends que les pneus montent les roues. Les fichiers STL sont très bons, il faut beaucoup de patience et de compétences mécaniques pour les modifier. notez qu’il serait intéressant d’associer dans les plans d’assemblage le lien des différents fichiers STL pour gagner en ergonomie et en productivité.
    Très satisfait du réalisme du modèle Buggy

  5. du4 (verified owner)

    I built two models of Beetle Buggy very happy with the model very well made. The Beetles do not run because I am waiting for the tires to mount the wheels. STL files are very good it takes a lot of patience and mechanical skill to edit. note it would be interesting to associate in the assembly plans the link of the various STL files to gain in ergonomics and productivity.
    Very satisfied with the realism of the Buggy model