Human beings are great admirers of the greatest thing in the world… everything. The world’s largest artichoke, the world’s largest rubber ball, the world’s largest weevil (shudder…thanks, Alabama), the world’s largest can of spinach—there are hundreds of roadside attractions that count. with giant things that break records in the entire United States alone. . There is a large tourist base that enjoys this kind of weird novelty, and why not? These kinds of rides may seem a bit tacky, but if the world’s largest rubber stamp draws people to my hometown, they’ll be well received.
While we heard yesterday about the largest solid 3D printed part winning a record, a new entry in the “world’s largest” category has emerged in Europe, and it’s also anything but vulgar – it’s unbelievable, in my opinion. It had to happen sooner or later; Ever since the invention of the 3Doodler, artists have been using it to create ever larger and more complex sculptures. It’s no secret that freehand 3D printing pen is capable of amazing things, but the world’s largest 3D printing pen sculpture, just unveiled in the UK, is unlike anything you’ve seen before .
If you’ve ever wondered if 3Doodler is capable of drawing a full-size 3D car, the answer is yes. Nissan recently unveiled a special limited-release Black Edition of its popular Qashqai crossover, and to celebrate and publicize the launch, they took an unusual approach: using a 3Doodler to create a life-size replica of the car. The company commissioned Grace Du Prez, a talented artist and prolific 3Doodler user, to lead a team that would work intensely for three weeks to create a sculpture 4.4 meters long and 1.6 meters tall, the exact same dimensions. than the Black Qashqai.
“I’ve been drawing with 3Doodler pens for a few years now, but this is by far my most ambitious assignment to date,” said Du Prez. “It shows how far 3D printing technology has come and how it can be used by anyone.”
The 3Doodled car required a whopping 13.8 kilometers of PLA and 800 hours of work to complete, but the material and effort were well worth it. The final sculpt is a striking and meticulously detailed replica of the Qashqai Black, defined by its black pearlescent metallic paint, 19-inch black ‘Ibiscus’ alloy wheels, special Black Edition door sills and silver accent plates on the front and rear. rear. rear. Only 3,360 units will be sold in Europe, making it an exclusive edition.
“At Nissan we always encourage initiatives where design can be expressed through new and innovative technologies,” said Koji Nagano, Vice President of Nissan Design Europe. “This art team has certainly pushed the boundaries of 3D pen technology by creating a stunning sculpture of our premium Qashqai Black Edition.”
The Qashqai Black Edition is on sale now and I wouldn’t be surprised if it sells out quickly. The distinction of being the first car to be replicated in full size via 3Doodler certainly doesn’t hurt in terms of publicity. I don’t normally seek out the biggest things in the world on my road trips, but this is one I’d definitely love to see up close. You can see the car 3Doodled in the video below and discuss more in the 3Doodled Car forum at 3DPB.com.
[Source/Images: Nissan Insider]
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