3D Printing The City Of Philadelphia

November 14, 2015

3D Printing The City Of Philadelphia

Written By Scott J Grunewald Via 3DPrint.com

You might remember Doctor Octoroc as the guy who built a large model of the city of Philadelphia out of 20,000 LEGO pieces. It is quite an impressive build, not only in scale but in the sheer man hours that must have gone into assembling that many LEGOs. The art piece ended up going viral last year, and it was so well received that he decided to do it all over again. But instead of LEGO, this time he would design and 3D print the city one block at a time in 3D Printedelphia.

One of the aspects of Doctor Octoroc’s first Philadelphia project that he wasn’t happy with was the inaccuracy of the scale, the lack of realistic colors and the limitations of the LEGO blocks in recreating smaller details. But by 3D printing each block he is able to produce near accurate renderings of many of the finer details of the iconic American city. Even with current 3D printing technology this new project is going to be challenge and Doctor Octoroc is determined to recreate every detail on every block and building as closely to the real thing as possible.

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