Beam your face onto a 3D-printed 'Star Trek' figurine
Energize! Cubify will put your mug on a "Star Trek" figurine in classic uniform, with your choice of rank, pose, and shirt color. Red shirt, anyone?
Being a fan of the Original Series, "Star Trek Into Darkness" doesn't really get my dilithium crystals humming. I'd prefer to watch "Spock's Brain," as laughable as it is.
But what I'd much rather do is slap my mug on my own "Star Trek" figurine. 3D print shop Cubify has a new "Star Trek" service that lets you upload your photos and print your own likeness on a 3-inch Enterprise crew member.
It's similar to putting your face onat Walt Disney World in Florida, but smaller and cheaper.
Cubify is charging $70 for full-color figurines, with your choice of race (human or Vulcan), gender, rank, uniform color, and pose (phaser, tricorder, or basic).
After uploading your face photos, and selecting your preferences, your figurine is printed on a Projet 660pro printer. The process takes about three hours.
The figurines feature hair and eye details, and you can add a custom message on the "Star Trek" insignia stand. Check out the promo vid below, or this Engadget video showing a figurine being dug out of a bed of powder in the printer.
The printing process isn't nearly as neat and clean as the replicators on "Star Trek," but it's a first step.
While the printing does a reasonably good rendition of your face, you get a stock body. Which can be a good thing if you want to really look like characters on the show.
So would you try this? Which figurine would you become?