A Photorealistic LEGO Head With Your Kid’s Face Is As Creepy As It Sounds

It's official: There is nothing 3D printing can't do.

by Steve Schiff
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If your kid saw the Lego Movie and wished they could be a brick citizen having super awesome adventures, then you must be proud your kid has the same life goals as you. Also, now they can. Kind of. All it takes is technology from UK-based company Funky3DFaces, which uses medical-grade 3D printing technology to create a customized, 3D-printed sandstone head with a 5mm round opening at the bottom — which just so happens to be the exact diameter of a Lego mini-figure neck. For $30, you choose your hair color and style, upload two images, and 2-4 weeks later swap out Emmet’s generic-ass yellow face for an “eerily lifelike” real person’s face (emphasis on “eerily”).

The purveyor of this genius idea you wish had been around for your groomsmen when you got married, Funky3DFaces, borrowed the same sophisticated processes their parent company uses to print bones for the medical industry and models for architects and applied it to things everyone can benefit from, like creepy, photorealistic printouts of their faces as LEGO mini-figures and magnets. Actually, that last one is kind of a perfect gift. Granny’s gonna have a lot more room on her fridge for pictures and magnets when her grandbaby’s picture is the magnet.

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