3D Printing Inspiration: Turn yourself into a Star Wars Stormtrooper

Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme park in Florida will slap your face onto a Star Wars Stormtrooper figurine for under $100. 3D printing magic, it is. Hmmmmmm.

3D printed Star Wars Stormtroopers

There’s probably little surprise for you to discover that we are big fans of Star Wars here at Solopress – even if the head of our R&D department insists there are only three movies in the series and point blankly refuses to acknowledge the very existence of Jar Jar Binks. Therefore, using 3D printing to create a Stormtrooper model sporting our ugly mugs is a no-brainer. We must have one. Now.

What’s the snag? You’d have to visit one of Disney’s special Star Wars Weekend summer events in Florida to get the job done. Once there, your face will be scanned using a state-of-the-art 3D scanner built by the scientists at Disney Research Labs. This image is then sent to a high resolution 3D printer to fabricate the Stormtrooper figurine. It’ll take around two months and 100 dollars for the mini-Stormtrooper-me to be made and delivered to your door.

Personalised Star Wars Stormtoopers made by 3D printing

Disney have been experimenting with 3D printing technology for awhile now. This YouTube video reveals their amazing research into printed optics:

Disney Parks Blog has more info on the personalised Star Wars Stormtroopers. But hurry! These 3D figures are only available for a limited time.

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4 Responses to 3D Printing Inspiration: Turn yourself into a Star Wars Stormtrooper

  1. Zoe Whyman says:

    Wow really interesting. Can’t wait to see where this technology takes us.

  2. Gillian says:

    As a Star Wars fan, this looks amazing. Guess I will have to figure out a way to get over to Florida then…

  3. Mark Barlow says:

    Awesome idea – maybe The Force will finally be with me!

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