3D printing color figures of yourself is threatening to become a trendâ€”in Japan last year designers PARTY opened a temporary 3D printing photo booth in a Tokyo gallery where people could turn up, get scanned, and walk away with a mini-figurine of themselves.
And now, following on from that, comes Twinkind who are offering a similar service, but these guys are based in Germany.
Much like the photo booth in Japan, Twinkind is a temporary pop up studio, so will only be open for a limited time in Hamburg. The scanning happens very fast, â€œin the blink of an eyeâ€ according to their website, and uses a multi-camera setup to get maximum detailâ€”and you can even take your pet along to get scanned and printed too.
But it doesnâ€™t come cheap, starting at around $300 for a 15cm figurine and going up to $1700 for a 35cm one, which is actually an unnervingly large size for a figurine of yourself. Give it a few years and theyâ€™ll be one of these studios on every street corner (I hope).
Images via Twinkind