LulzBot SideKick 289 3D Printer

The SideKick is ready, out-of-the box, to make high-quality 3D prints of any batch size, for an excellent value.

Top SideKick 3D Printer Features:

• The right size for you - two build volumes available
• Automatically perfect bed leveling every time
• Quick-swap compatible with LulzBot's library of Tool Heads
• Includes one year of free warranty - upgrades available.
• Print with nearly any filament
• Made in the USA

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The Lulzbot Sidekick 

A Capable, Upgradeable 3D Printer

The Lulzbot Sidekick 747 and 289 is Lulzbot's latest take on a simple yet effective 3D printer that's great for hobbyists, educators, and 3D printing novices while having features the power users have come to expect.

Here are the key features of the Lulzbot Sidekick 3D printers: 

  • Two Size Options 

  • Automatic Bed Leveling 

  • Swappable Toolheads

  • Supported Upgrades 

  • Made in the USA 

  • Print with Any Material 

Choose the Build Volume to Suit Your Needs

The Lulzbot Sidekick is available in two sizes; the Lulzbot Sidekick 289 and the Lulzbot Sidekick 747. Pick the Sidekick model that fits in your workshop and has enough room to suit all your 3D modeling needs.

  • Lulzbot Sidekick 289: 162mm x 162mm x 181mm (6 3/8" x 6 3/8" x 7 1/8")
  • Lulzbot Sidekick 747: 231mm x 231mm x 248mm (9" x 9" x 9 1/4")
  • Each model is named after its build volume in cubic inches
Choose the Build Volume to Suit Your Needs

Perfect First Layer, Every Time

Perfect First Layer, Every Time

The Lulzbot Sidekick comes equipped with a genuine ANTCLABS BL-Touch Automatic Bed Leveling Probe. 

  • Probing routine before every 3D print ensures perfectly flat first layer
  • 16 points in a 4 by 4 grid precisely measures the build plate's surface
  • Adjust the Z-Offset through the gLCD to fine tune that first layer squish

Pick the Right Tool Head for the Job

Lulzbot has consistently improved upon and upgraded their offerings of easily swappable toolheads with the Lulzbot Sidekick following suit.

  • Bright thumbscrews point out the mounting hardware - no tools required!
  • Choose between several extruder and hotend combos to use your favorite hardware, like the M175 Tool Head
  • Swap Tool Heads to easily jump from one nozzle size to the other, like the giant 1.2mm nozzle on the Lulzbot HS+ Hardened Steel Tool Head
Pick the Right Tool Head

Lulzbot Supported Upgrades

Lulzbot Supported Upgrades

Besides Tool Heads, swap out and upgrade various components after the time of purchase

  • Upgrade the glass and PEI double-sided build plate to a magnetic and flexible PEI-covered spring steel sheet.
  • Replace the simple guide tube connector with a filament runout sensor to automatically pause print jobs after an empty spool is detected.

Made in the USA

Based in Fargo, North Dakota, every Lulzbot 3D printer is assembled on-site by a dedicated team. When you buy a Lulzbot you can trust that you have a support team only a few timezones away. 

Made in the USA

What Materials Can I Print with the Lulzbot Sidekick 3D Printer?

What Materials Can I Print with the Lulzbot Sidekick 3D Printer?

Every Lulzbot Tool Head utilizes all-metal hotends which means you are able to print with nearly every 3D printing filament out there. For advanced, engineering grade materials like carbon fiber-infused NylonX and Ultrafuse Stainless Steel Metal filaments, swap to one of the available hardened steel tool heads. Here is a list of supported 3D printing materials for the Lulzbot Sidekick 289 and 747:

  • PLA and Tough PLA
  • Metal PLA Blends (hardened steel tool head not included)
  • ABS and ASA
  • PETG and CPE
  • Nylon
  • NylonK, NylonX, and NylonG (hardened steel tool head not included)
  • Ultrafuse 316L and 17-4 PH (hardened steel tool head not included)
  • TPU and TPE
  • Polycarbonate
  • View all Lulzbot Sidekick compatible materials here.

See How Lulzbot Customers Are Succeeding

Lulzbot 3D printers are being used in many industries including Robotics, Automotive, and Defense in order to develop custom components or speed up production times.

Heineken: Ensuring production continuity with 3D printing

Which Lulzbot 3D Printer is Right for Me?

Lulzbot has diversified their 3D printer offerings to service users of many different needs and backgrounds - here are some Lulzbot 3D printer features at a glance: 

  • Lulzbot Mini 2: desktop-sized and single extrusion starting at $1,495

  • Lulzbot TAZ Workhorse: large-format and single extrusion starting at $2,950

  • Lulzbot TAZ PRO S: large-format and all the features of the Lulzbot TAZ Pro except with an M175 Tool Head. starting at $3,995

  • Lulzbot Sidekick: small-to-medium-format and upgradable starting at $1,085

What Comes with the Lulzbot Sidekick 3D Printer?


  • 8GB SD Card with source files


  • Nano Gloop!
  • Two short lengths of PLA filament
  • IEC Power Cord
  • Lulzbot Sticker


  • Hex Key Set


  • Unpacking Instructions
  • Setup Guide
  • QR Code to User Guide
  • Warranty Registration

Lulzbot Sidekick Technical Specifications

What are the Dimensions of the Sidekick 289?

  • Build Volume: 162mm x 162mm x 181mm (6 3/8" x 6 3/8" x 7 1/8")
  • Compatible filament diameter: 1.75mm, 2.85mm if using other Lulzbot Tool Heads

What are the Dimensions of the Sidekick 747?

  • Build Volume: 231mm x 231mm x 248mm (9" x 9" x 9 1/4")
  • Compatible filament diameter: 1.75mm, 2.85mm if using other Lulzbot Tool Heads

What are the Lulzbot Sidekick's Properties?

  • Print Technology: FFF (Fused Filament Fabrication)
  • Ambient Operating Temperature: From 5°C to 45°C (41°F to 113°F)
  • Leveling: Genuine ANTCLABS BLTouch
  • Connectivity: USB Serial or SD Card with included 8GB SD Card
  • Included Tool Head: SE Tool Head (1.75mm)
  • Extruder/Hot End: E3D Titan Aero
  • Nozzle Diameter: 0.5mm
  • Nozzle Material: Nickel-Plated Copper Alloy
  • Nozzle Temperature: Up to 290°C (554°F)
  • Print Surface: Modular Heated Borosilicate Glass/PEI
  • Maximum Print Bed Temperature: Up to 110°C (230°F)
  • Layer Resolution: 0.05mm-0.90mm (0.02”-0.035”) *Determined by Tool Head
  • Maximum Power Output: 150W (289) or 350W (747)

What is the Software for the Lulzbot Sidekick?

  • Operating System Compatibility: GNU/Linux, Mac, Windows
  • Recommended Software: MatterControl, Cura Lulzbot Edition
  • Firmware: Marlin
  • Supported File Types: .stl, .obj, .x3d, .3mf, .png, .jpg
  • Printable Formats: Gcode

LulzBot is Here to Take Care of You for the Long Haul

Print with confidence knowing that your LulzBot Sidekick 3D printer will be able to keep up with your 3D printing needs and extend your standard 1 year warranty and support period by purchasing up to an additional 3 year warranty and support period. 

This is LulzBot's official Extended Warranty. When purchased through us, your contact information and printer's serial number will be sent to LulzBot to activate your warranty. 

Extended Warranty must be purchased within 30 days of purchase of your LulzBot Sidekick, covers the original owner only, and is non-refundable. 

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