A new shop in Overland Park is supplanting the selfie with the mini me.
After first opening shops in Los Angeles and New York City, the Germany-based 3D printing firm doob has arrived in the Kansas City area to 3D print people, groups and pets.
The technology, process and results capture moments in time customers won’t forget, said Nick Nikkhah, co-owner of doob KC.
“We like to think of doob as having access to a sophisticated time machine,” Nikkhah, said. “When you come into our store, we’re going to capture your image, mood and personality, and then freeze it in time so that years later you can look back at that exact moment and those feelings. We want to capture life’s greatest moments for our customers, so they have a sophisticated, hand-held memory displayed in a unique 3D replica forever.”
Doob — short for “dooblicator” — employs 3D image capturing technology to make human and animal replicas. Users step into a small chamber containing 66 cameras that capture photos of subjects from all angles. The photos are then combined into a 3D file that is sent to Brooklyn, New York, for printing and shipping.
Doob — which opened Friday at 6511 W. 119th Street in Overland Park — creates replicas in sizes ranging from 4 to 14 inches. Replicas start at $95 per figurine. Doob replicas are often used for wedding cake toppers and proposals, family milestones, graduation memories or with pets.
“When someone gets doobed, you can look at them and see their personality and emotion within the doobs,” said Malik James, co-owner of doob KC. “You can see the lines on their face, the wrinkles in their shirt and all of the physical features that make them unique. The applications are endless and they’re only going to get better as wemove forward.”
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