Another chance to get a mini-you made of bio-plastic

As a follow up of the popular Break the Mould 3d scanning and printing arts installation, 3Dify is taking part in the New England House Open Studios at the Fusebox [ view map ], Level 4, on Thursday 12th, Friday 13th, and Saturday 14th December 12-8pm.

Break the Mould sculptures

Fancy a mini-you in bio-plastic?

This is very novel and unique – you will get a 3D body scan of yourself which takes only a minute or so. Then the clever folk at 3Dify process thousands of files of yourself that make up a 3D image which the 3D printers (Ultimakers) can understand and print layer on top of layer in bio-plastic. Printing an 8cm high figurine takes about 1.5 hours, so the min-you probably won’t be able to join you for your Christmas dinner or hide under the Christmas tree wrapped up as a gift.

How much does it cost and when can you pick yourself up?

A 3D body scan and 8cm high white 3D printed bio-plastic mini sculpture costs £30 for an adult and £15 for a child aged 12 or under (providing the 3d printed figure is scaled against their parents). Please note card payment can’t be taken (the fee to card processing providers is just too high). Models will be available for collection from the FuseBox at New England House, and you will be notified via email once your print is ready. If you aren’t local, you can receive your mini-you by post but there will be an additional fee of £5 for postage and packaging.

Booking a 3D body scan

Due to limited spaces, we would advise you to book in advance asap at 3Dify by clicking on your preferred date and chosing a time slot. Each 15 minute slot is strictly for one person only, but you can book multiple slots. Dress to impress or bring a prop to make the mini version of yourself look more interesting.

Christmas shopping

There are more than 50 artists and makers exhibiting and selling their work at New England House Open Studios as part of the Artists Open Houses 2013. So if you might not be able to wrap the mini-you as a gift under the Christmas tree, but there will be plenty of other unique presents you can buy there. Entry is free and there might even be some mulled wine and mince pies.

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