New Company Uses 3-D Technology To Make Personal Miniature Figurines

A studio in the Kansas City area opening Saturday will use 3-D photography and a 3-D printer to create personal miniature figurines the creators call “lifeforms.” Customers can have mini-me versions of themselves, say, in their wedding or prom dresses, soccer uniform, holding a guitar in their rock band costume or just in a favorite outfit to note how they looked at a certain point in their lives — all in meticulous detail from facial stubble to tattoos to shoestrings.

Lifeform Studio in Leawood, Kan., is owned by Mason Menninger, who used 3-D technology while working for NASA, and his wife Lisa, a clinical pathologist who was longing for a creative outlet.

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