The LulzBot Mini is an excellent choice for a 3D printer. The printer has a build volume of 6in x 6in x 6.2in, which isn\u2019t so bad given its size. The printer also uses Cura software to prepare for printing, as it doesn\u2019t bear a control panel for direct operation. It also delivers excellent print quality, and supports a wide range of filaments for use. Go on with this review to find out why we think the LulzBot Mini is just about the best 3D printer you can get your hands on.\r\n\r\nWhy We Like It - LulzBo Mini 3D Printer\r\nThe LulzBot Mini is a great option to consider especially if you\u2019re very new to the 3D printing world. The printer uses Fused Deposition Modeling as its printing technology, has an open frame, and is an open source unit that allows you to make improvements as you see fit. And while we're on 3D tech, take a look at the innovative LIX Pen UV, a 3D printing pen that lets you write in the air.\r\n\r\nPerformance\r\nThe LulzBot Mini is another addition to the LulzBot range from Aleph Objects, and has a printing resolution that varies between 500 & 50 microns. The LulzBot Mini also has a straightforward printing process, where after connecting the printer to your computer through a USB cord, starting up the software and removing the used filament through heating (cleaning up the hot end), you\u2019ll be ready to do your first print. The printer is not as tall as the XYZPrinting Nobel 3D, but it does have a print bed that moves from front to back, and a print head that is moved both up and down & left to right. This movement allows for high speed printing of up to 10.8 inches per second, which is faster than what you\u2019ll get with most models.\r\nDesign\r\nThe LulzBot Mini weighs about 19 pounds, making it lightweight compared to the likes of the Da Vinci 1.0 3D printer that\u2019s almost 60 pounds heavy, or the Zortrax M200 which weighs about 30 pounds. The 3D printer also comes fully assembled, and measures 15.2 by 17.1 by 13.4 inches. The printer\u2019s build area might also be significantly small compared to other 3D printers, but this so as to allow for desktop use and make it easier to move around.\r\nValue\r\nThe Printer LulzBot doesn\u2019t solely rely on the Cura Software to be operated. It allows for other open source control programs to be used, which offers a lot of flexibility. The 3D printer also boasts of a heated print which helps keep the print quality high by keeping the extruded plastic warm enough to prevent warping. The LulzBot also doesn\u2019t have an interior that\u2019s as well lit as that of the Ultimaker 2, but you\u2019ll still be able to see what\u2019s going on inside without much strain.\r\nLulzBo Mini 3D Printer Wrap Up\r\nThe LulzBot Mini 3D is an efficient tool that prints fast, and does a pretty good job at it as well. It's a great 3D printer for a hobbyist, though if you\u2019re going to need a lot of work done, you might want to look for a more industrial option. Otherwise, the LulzBot Mini remains a great option to get started with 3D printing.