Ten-Second Takeaway

Solidry, based out of Shahpur Jat, is a small studio which prepares mini replicas of you using 3D printing. You can also get tiny figurines of your favourite characters.

Bye Bye Selfie Sticks

Because these miniature replicas are way more awesome than regular pictures. Started by two friends, Pranav Prakash and Shantanu Raghav, Solidry was pretty much a concept born overnight when one of their figurines broke, causing much heartbreak. The two engineers vowed to do something about it. What resulted was a 3D printing machine they built themselves.

The process {though complex technically} is fairly simple for you. Book an appointment with the guys at Solidry, show up and get yourself a 3D scan. This takes about one and a half minutes; you have to stand atop a rotating table and remain very still while the scanners work their magic, though. Once this is done, choose the size you want {three, four or five inches} and the material, and you’re all set.

What’s Next?

The next steps involve colour correction and the actual printing—your figure is ready to stand tall {err short} on your mantelpiece in about a week. The models are precise and even capture minute details such as the writing on your clothes, your watch etc. They are also starting with bobble-heads if you prefer a cute, animated version of yourself.  They ship it to your place for free if you’re in India, but charge for international shipping.

#LBBTip: They’re very open to customising to any extent. You can even pose with your SO, your friend or your mother on the table to capture the moment. If you have a pet who has the ability to stay still, they’re all for it.

Featured photo source: Solidry