3D printing gives rise to ‘Mini Me’ dolls
NOW anyone can be cloned.
In a retail first, Officeworks has launched their 3D Experience Centre, giving customers the chance to create their own “Mini Me”.
Collingwood cheer squad identity Jeff “Joffa” Corfe is the latest Melbourne identity to be scanned and miniaturised.
“Everyone thinks it’s cool. It’s going to be popular for families; they could get these things done for their mantel piece,” Joffa said.
Kids in costumes could also be immortalised as football stars, superheroes or their favourite movie characters.
Head of Technology, Merchandise, Toby Watson described the hi-tech printer at the Russell St store as one-of-a-kind.
“There’s so much excitement and anticipation around the emergence of 3D printing technology, our aim is to educate Australians on how it’s relevant for them and how it can benefit their everyday lives,” Mr Watson said.
“Going beyond the novelty factor, 3D printing opens up a world of creativity and stretches the limits of design. In terms of what next from here, we’ll be led by our customers and expand and evolve the offer based on their needs.”
Creating your own Mini Me will cost between $39 to $579 depending on the size and take two weeks.
by CHRISTOPHER GILLETT | JUNE 15, 2015