Now, on to this amazing technology! They placed Tyler into what they have nicknamed 'the spaceship' which is a small room where you are surrounded by 120 cameras pointing at all different angles. Sounds intimidating, but it wasn't. These cameras all fire off at once, and from there the computer works it's magic to combine the images into a single 3D image which will then be carved into a 3D figure of your choice.
I think the hardest part of the entire experience was when Tyler was asked which character he wanted to be turned into! There were many choices and he really wanted all of them. There's something for everyone, that's for sure! He could have been turned into a football player, basketball player, or even a zombie! He finally settled on the karate guy, and couldn't have been happier with the end result!
It took about a week for our mini Tyler's to arrive back to the store. Their accuracy and attention to details impressed us right away. Right down to the flat spot on the back of his head and his missing front teeth! I keep moving him around the house just so I can hear the kids ask where Tyler went.
He also had a LEGO head made of himself which you can place on any LEGO figure body that you already have. So far Tyler has been a farmer, a fireman, and a Minecraft character. I foresee many fun nights playing around with LEGO Tyler!
There are so many things that you can do with these figurines. From gifts to grandparents, to keepsakes of your own children, to wedding cake toppers. I wish this technology would have been around when we got married many years ago, how neat to be turned into your own wedding cake topper!
The Ballantyne studio is one of only a few locations offering this technology at this time. They are located in the Promenade Shipping Center at 5349 Ballantyne Commons Parkway. You can get in touch with them by phone at (704) 844-8633 or check them out on their website. From now until July 31, 2016 they are offering a 25% discount on your 3D figurine purchase, so don't delay!