Remember those 3D printed fetuses that were all the rage in Japan last year? It was a little creepy, sure, but at least it was a little endearing. A similar project from the U.S. is now seeking funding, but it’s a hell of a lot creepier.
Say hello to 3D Babies – a startup that promises to 3D print a life-sized model of your child as it appears in the womb. If that’s a little too creepy for you, they’ll also take a 3D scan of your baby outside the womb and construct a similarly creepy life-sized 3D printed doll of your child.
So, how does this all work? It’s pretty much the same concept as was used in Japan last year. The company will take an ultrasound of your baby, or a picture of a newborn, and create a 3D printed doll of it. Unlike its Japanese counterpart, however, 3D Babies wants to stick with ultrasounds of a nearly fully formed child so the creep factor will be ratcheted up even more.
Now, you think it can’t be that bad. It’s just a 3D print of a baby. What could they possibly do to make it that creepy? Oh, I don’t know… How about displaying it in a satin box that looks like a tiny coffin?
If that’s not enough for you, you can get a tiny 3D printed baby in a satin coffin striking a decidedly questionable pose:
If all of this elicits an “awww” out of you, you can put money towards 3D Babies at its Indiegogo page. It’s hoping to raise $15,000 in the next two months to afford Stratasys U-Print SE Plus needed to print these
Oh, and if you thought it couldn’t get worse, just check out the promotional video: