Disney Uses Face Scanners And 3D Printers To Turn Guests Into StormtroopersBy: Zach Walton - May 13, 2013
I would never want to be a Stormtrooper. They seem to die far too much for my liking. Now, I wouldn’t mind having my face put onto a custom Stormtrooper figurine. If you feel the same way, you might want to hit up Disney’s Hollywood Studios this summer.
Disney announced that it’s bringing back its popular attraction from last year that scans a person’s face to put onto a custom Star Wars themed mini-figurine. Visitors will be able to have their face put onto either a Stormtrooper or a person frozen in carbonite this year.
Those who visit Disney Hollywood Studios can hit up the Darth Mall (get it?) and have their face scanned by the world’s highest-resolution, single-shot 3D face scanner. The process takes about 10 minutes, and then Disney ships the image off to its 3D printing facility to have a custom figurine created. The figurine is shipped to your home, and should arrive in seven to eight weeks.
Here’s a video showing the process used last year to create custom carbonite figurines. A similar process will be used for this year’s Stormtrooper figurines:
It costs $99.95 to have your face scanned onto a Stormtrooper or frozen carbonite victim. The opportunity to have your face scanned will only be offered during Star Wars Weekends starting on May 17 and taking place on every weekend after until June 9. As such, demand will be great and you will have to make an appointment.
Still, it’s a small price to pay to have yourself immortalized as one the galaxy’s most incompetent soldiers.[h/t: VentureBeat]