funky 3D faces 3D printed head legos

By On Thu, January 7, 2016 · 3D PrintingAdd Comment

Making rounds all over the net is a British firm called Funky 3D Faces, a subsidiary of ELAT3D, for their fun and, well, funky, 3D printed heads mounted onto LEGO figurines. The firm implements the now-time-honored method of converting several 2D photographs of faces into 3D models, which they then binder jet into full-color gypsum 3D prints. While this technique has been implemented by numerous firms to create 3D printed shelfies, Funky 3D Faces has hit the mark with their LEGO Minifigures product.

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Available on the Funky 3D Faces site, or via their Etsy shop, the firm will 3D print a 15mm-tall copy of your head with a 5 mm hole on the base, making it perfect for sticking onto any LEGO figurine. Typically sold for $30.05, their Etsy shop is currently having a sale, with an overabundant number of question marks, that reads “!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!BUY 2 HEADS AND GET A THIRD HEAD FREE – JANUARY SALE OFFER!!!!!!!!!!!”

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For about $75, you can get a bride and groom cake topper that includes “both heads, the bride and groom lego minifigure bodies and the lego weddings arch, lanterns and flowers…” You can also have your head placed onto the body of a super hero minifigure, as well.

If Funky 3D Faces hasn’t found a unique twist on the 3D printed shelfie, I don’t know who has. All that’s missing, in my mind is, is that nub on the top so that you can stick translucent pieces or umbrellas onto your head.

Michael Molitch-Hou

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Michael is Editor-In Chief of 3D Printing Industry and the founder of The Reality™ Institute, a service institute dedicated to determining what’s real and what’s not so that you don’t have to. He is a graduate of the MFA Critical Studies & Writing Program at CalArts, and a firm advocate of world peace. Michael currently resides in San Pedro with his magical wife, Danielle.