3D-Printed Fetuses Bundle Joy and Terror

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Expectant parents used to flash a simple ultrasound photo for baby’s first public unveiling. Not anymore. Now, thanks to 3-D printing and computer software, the bar has been creepily raised.

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Using 3D/4D ultrasounds, the company 3D Babies offers to create artistic renditions of fetuses printed as 3-D figurines and they come in three sizes: an eight-inch Lifesize 3D Baby for $600, a four-inch Halfsize 3D Baby for $400 and a two-inch Mini 3D Baby for $200.

Proud parents can then choose from light, medium or dark skin tones and whether or not they’d like the genitals visible. The company also offers to create a figurine based off of photos once the baby is born. If you’re not thoroughly disturbed already, 3D Babies will deliver the figurine in what looks like a satin-lined shoe box that totally doesn’t resemble a coffin.

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And if you really want to go off the deep end, check out 3D Babies’ “Celebrity Babies” section, where one can purchase a mini version of Baby North West, spawn of Kanye West and Kim Kardashian. Who knows, it could become the modern equivalent to Jeff Koons’ “Michael Jackson and Bubbles” sculpture.

via Gizmag

Credit: 3D Babies

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