It may not be quite fit for a king yet, but this playhouse-sized castle was entirely 3D printed using a custom-built printer and loads of concrete. And it means we could see an attempt at a livable, entirely 3D-printed home in the near future.

Andrey Rudenko spent two years from conception to final product created his printed castle, made from layer after layer of 10-mm high by 30-mm wide concrete. What's interesting is how few components the castle is made from, although Rudenko says that there were definite drawbacks to printing the turrets separately; for one thing, lifting the concrete turrets atop the walls was quite difficult.


Rudenko's next project is to try and print "a real full-scale livable house," and he is looking for software engineers, designers, and architects to collaborate with on the project—not to mention someone with the land for a large project like this.

You can see the house printer in action below, and if you want to see more photos from the project—and follow Rudenko's future work—at his website.

3D Printed Concrete Castle is Complete [Total Kustom via NerdApproved]