3D Printing Goes Disney: Turn Yourself into a Star Wars Action Figure for $99
(VentureBeat) Disney has definitely jumped on the 3D printing bandwagon. You can now turn yourself in to a real, live (sort of) Disney action figure: a Imperial Stormtrooper. Inspired by a The Empire Strikes Back scene from Star Wars, your action figure will be 7.5-inches tall and, of course, have your smiling face.
Fortunately, the figurine’s helmet is off, so your face is visible.
It’s part of the “D-tech weekends” at Disney’s Star Wars celebrations, and you’ll need to be at the company’s Hollywood Studios to get the figurine. You need to book the experience, which involves a 10-minute photo shoot of your face by what Disney says is “the world’s highest-resolution, single-shot 3D face scanner,” created by Disney’s own Imagineers, working with Disney Research Labs.
Click here to see the scheduling details on the Disney blog. Disney suggests you call 407-WDW-TECH (407-939-8324) to ask about availability. Disney will only offer the experience during Star Wars Weekends 2013 (May 17 – 19, May 24 – 26, May 31 – June 2, and June 7 – 9). 3
That captured image is later sent to a high resolution 3D printer to create the figurine. The completed figurine will arrive within 7-8 weeks after the experience if shipping domestically (it takes a little longer if shipping internationally).