Inside the custom Stormtrooper figure experience during Star Wars Weekends at Walt Disney World

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With the launch of Star Wars Weekends 2013, Walt Disney World has debuted a new experience allowing fans to become part of the Star Wars universe.

Under Disney’s D-Tech Me product line, custom Stormtrooper figures can be created using 3D scanning and printing technology.

For around $120 (including tax and shipping), guests at Disney’s Hollywood Studios can step into a special booth featuring an array of cameras capturing facial expressions from multiple angles to create an accurate and lifelike 3D scan to have fan faces accurately 3D printed onto Stormtrooper figures.

See my own Stormtrooper figure creation in the video below.

Video: Custom Stormtrooper experience at Walt Disney World

The whole process takes just a few minutes, located inside Darth’s Mall, the huge tented merchandise location for Star Wars Weekends. Both female and male Stormtrooper bodies and hairstyles are available, along with a variety of skin tones.

Participating guests can pose in up to three facial expressions, selecting the best afterward for 3D printing production.

Custom figures will be shipped and are estimated for delivery 7-8 weeks later, so check back here in July to see how my figure turned out.

The custom Stormtrooper figures follow the debut of Disney’s Carbon Freeze Me experience last year, which used the same technology to create figures of Han Solo trapped in carbonite, but with fan faces instead of that of Harrison Ford.

Here’s a look back at my Carbon Freeze Me experience:

Video: Carbon Freeze Me experience at Star Wars Weekends 2012

Video: Carbon Freeze Me figure arrives from Star Wars Weekends

Carbon Freeze Me and the custom Stormtrooper figures are available only during Star Wars Weekends, every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday through June 9, 2013 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Reservations can be made by calling 407-WDW-TECH (407-939-8324).

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