I love traveling. Besides getting to take a break from reality, relax and enjoy a new and exciting area, one of my favorite activities is to explore the famous landmarks of each new destination I visit. Unfortunately, travelling is expensive, and like the majority of those out there reading this article, I don’t have the time nor the finances to visit all the places I would love to see with my own eyes.
A London, England based company, MyMiniFactory is seeking a way to fix this problem, at least to some extent. Through an initiative launched this week, the company seeks to 3D scan the world, and they need the help of you and I to do so. The project has a lofty goal of creating a library of 3D printable models of every statue, monument, and landmark building around the globe.
“The idea is that we want to build a repository of artworks, landmarks and sculptures from around the world,” explained Rees Calder, a marketing coordinator for the company, to 3DPrint.com. “We want to create a digital library of all these items, whereby people will be able to eventually download hundreds, if not thousands of 3D representations of iconic items from across the globe. They will have free access to these models, which they can print for themselves, or simply browse an extensive collection of 3D representations of these items, enabling people to experience these significant works regardless of their location.