Now this is very cool. Party, a Japanese creative agency has created a 3D photo booth that takes a full body scan and creates a miniature human replica.
Run by Omote 3D Shashinkan, (“Shashin Kan” is translated “photo booth”) customers will be able to buy models of themselves in three sizes: small (10cm high), medium (15cm) and large (20com).
The scans take 15 minutes (not sure I could stand still for that long) and are printed by a colour 3D printer. The plaster models take a month to be produced and cost 21,000 to 42,000 yen (£160-£320) – with a small discount if you decide to scan the whole family.
If you want a Mini you (or voodoo doll of that special someone) you’ll need to get yourself to Tokyo. Omote 3D Shashinkan is at Gyre, a shopping centre in Omotesando, and runs until 14 January. Sessions need to be booked online in advance.
You can watch the process in their video
And if you’re interested Wallpaper* Magazine picks the brain of PARTY’s co-founder and creative director. Tokyo-born and San Francisco-raised Masashi Kawamura is also an art and film director with prior training as a programmer.