Staramba - 3D printed Linkin Park
I like figurines. I might as well come clean now and admit that I am indeed a bit of a nerd who has an entire shelf dedicated to Lara Croft of Tomb Raider fame miniatures and various The Little Mermaid statues. Still here? Okay.
Figurines have become such a popular outlet for 3D print designers. You can get video game characters, memes, even yourself. But for something a little less on the side of vanity, you can now get a print of your favourite band.
Linkin Park, a rock band you’ll either recognise because you were a teen during the nu-metal phase or perhaps a fan of the Transformers’ movie soundtracks, has just announced a line of 3D printed figures of each band member.
The band has partnered with German company Staramba to produce individual figurines of the six band members available in several sizes up to 15 inches tall.
The models are made from high quality polymer clay and produced in full colour. Exclusive to Staramba, they will be rare with a limited run of 99 for each kind and each will be individually hand numbered.
It’s not the first time bands have played around with 3D printing. Earlier this year, UK band Klaxons, claimed they were set to go on tour with a set of 3D instruments and microphones. It still hasn’t happened but I’m sure given the 3D printing hype train is going strong, someone will do it soon.
As for the figurines, $149 will bag you the smallest model at around 7.5 inches, which might be a stretch for anyone who considers themselves anything less than a hardcore fan. But if you would like a Chester Bennington miniature staring up at you from your desk that you can sing the whole of the Meteora album to, then a 30 oz version could be yours for $499.
I remember several years ago when I was going through my McFly phase (ha phase … yeah) I really wanted to have my own version of the little toy replicas of themselves they had made for one of their videos. Maybe now with a company like Staramba marketing itself as the ‘home of the stars’, more 3D printed figurines like this could become an option.
Who would you like to have a 3D printed figurine of?