A Unique Souvenir From Costa Cruises – 3D-Printed Guest Replicas
Now that’s an interesting souvenir!
Costa Cruises is offering guests on
Costa Diadema 7-day West Med cruises
the opportunity to purchase a 3D statuette – of themselves.
A shipboard expert will use a
handheld scanner to capture every detail of a person, from hairstyle to arm
position. The digital file is then sent to Barcelona-based Labs3D, Costa’s
partner in the project. There, the file is processed in a 3-D printer, creating
a miniature reproduction of the guest. The statuette is then shipped to the
The 3-D reproductions are available
in five sizes, ranging from about 13 to 20 cm (5 to 8 inches) tall. Prices
start at about $97 plus shipping expenses.
While currently available only on
the one ship, this is something that could prove popular. What kid wouldn’t
want an action figure of themselves?