Family 3D-Printed Lamborghini Aventador
Sterling Backus, 54, and his 12-year-old son Xander were inspired to build their own Lamborghini Aventador after playing the racing simulation video game “Forza Horizon 3,” and the rest was history. Backus, a physicist at Thorlabs, says the creation is a tribute car for a STEM (Science, technology, engineering and mathematics) project that is not marked as a Lamborghini, so the company was ok with it. He used a toy model that was enlarged in 3D-drafting software Solidworks to help 3D print many of the parts used in their project car. Read more for two videos and additional information.



A surprise call came two months ago from Katia Bassi, who is the chief marketing officer of Automobili Lamborghini, in which he was asked to be in a holiday commercial with his family. Plus, they were going to loan them a real-life Lamborghini Aventador S for two weeks.

The experience showed me how many people out there are just good folks, and it was oozing Christmas spirit. We will never forget what gifts we were given, and the majority was friendship!,” said Backus.

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