While Chris Hardwick rather famously has been rendered in almost life-size Lego in our company’s lobby, the ability of most mortals to craft themselves in plastic brick form tends to be prohibitively expensive, not to mention the fact that it requires skills which, contrary to what The Lego Movie told us, not everyone is special enough to obtain. (I can make a smiley face – but an actual likeness? Not happening, unless you’re The Blank from Dick Tracy.)
But you can afford thirty dollars and 42 cents, right? Because if so, you could become the proud owner of something like this…
That’s no Photoshop – that’s a 3D print. And it could be you in that spaceshipspaceshipSPACESHIP! Via a company on Etsy called Funky 3D faces, your likeness can be rendered from two photos in a sandstone-like material, just the right size and with the perfect hole to pop on a Lego Minfig (which is not included – in case you maybe want to be on a Mega Bloks figure or Kre-O instead and if so WHO ARE YOU I BARELY KNOW YOU ANYMORE).
Judging by the image above, they’ll even make your hair look better-brushed than it is in real life. It only takes five days for one, but why stop there? Go full Princess Mombi (Langwidere, for you book nerds who know what I’m talking about) and scan a bunch of different looks for yourself, then just swap out heads every time you want to impress/terrify visiting Kansas farm girls who show up on stormy days. (Thanks to Lego Dimensions, Oz is a thing now.)
Or just kick back on a double-decker couch. With your own Lego guy, everything is awesome, after all.
HT: reader Richard Payne
Images: Funky 3D Faces on Etsy