How do I download the file?

You can download the file by pressing the download button below the image.

How do I view the file?

The STL files may not be viewable on your computer as this is new technology. As the technology progresses this will become more widely available. We would recommend using freeware and the software below to view these files, such as Blender.

We have also been using a couple of phone apps to view files such as Meshlab and viewshape.

Simply download the app onto your phone, email yourself an email which has one of the STL files attached. Open the email and select the file and press open with - meshlab or open with - viewshape. The file will then be saved within the app and viewable.

Meshlab allows you to both view and change the lighting of the files and is available for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and iOS.


Whereas Viewshape allows you to recolour the files


How can I use the file?

These files are being given away under the Creative Commons Licence. We are utilising Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike. The terms of the Creative Commons License are viewable here.

This allows you to share, copy and distribute the work and to remix and adapt it. Really to allow freedom of use.

  • You must attribute the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work).

  • You must state ‘Courtesy Oliver Laric and The Collection Lincoln’.

  • You may not use this work for commercial purposes.

  • Share Alike — if you alter, transform, or build upon this work, you may only distribute the resulting work under the same or similar license to this one.

How do I share the file?

You can share the file how ever you like, we just request that you keep the spirit of the project alive and share under the same license allowing users to edit your file freely.

How do I edit the file?

To edit this type of file you can download and utilise a number of freeware programmes, as well as paid software. These include:




What can I do with the file?

You can do whatever you like with this file: print it in 3D, edit it, change it , colour it, animate it.

We are curious to know what the models are used for. Please do share your results by emailing them to us here:  thecollection@lincolnshire.gov.uk