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Have you ever thought of having 3D selfie printed in 3D?

Well, someone has, and he used the three dimensional figurines to promote himself to prospective clients.

As far back as 2012, Scandinavian photographer Jens Lennartsson create 400 3D printed action figures of himself and packaged them in boxes which he sent to prospective clients around the world.

Since then several 3D selfie apps for smart phones have been launched, and 3D printers are becoming more affordable to the man on the street.

In the Netherlands, a company called Shapeways is running a pilot project where it already has 12 retail locations partnering with it to offer scanning services, and they plan to expand to other countries.

On its website, Shapeways explains that it takes two minutes for a scanner to move around a person, capturing an image as a 3D digital file. The file is automatically uploaded to Shapeways where a figurine of the person is printed. Customers can select from a variety of materials, including full color sandstone, steel, brass, or even silver and gold!

Trendhunter.com, a collection of cutting edge ideas which was started in 2005 by Jeremy Gutsche, an innovation expert who wanted to build a home for new business ideas and creativity, have already last year featured 3D selfie prints at its annual Future Festival, a world renowned innovation conference, indicating that the selfie trend is far from old news.