Here is an answer to the question of what, precisely, one is supposed to do with a 3D pen. If you’re Nissan Europe, you draw a car, of course (or ask a handful of artists to do it for you). The automaker commissioned artist Grace Du Prez (and a team of craftsmen) to create a full-size version of the company’s Qashqai Black Edition crossover SUV using 3Doodler Create.
The sculpture, naturally, used a lot of plastic: 8.6 miles of 3Doodler threads, by Nissan’s numbers. All of that took a full 800 hours to create. The company calls it the “world’s largest 3D pen sculpture.” Du Prez, who has pretty much made 3Doodler the middle of it, agrees about the size, saying, “This is by far my most ambitious assignment to date.”
If nothing else, it’s a good publicity stunt ahead of this year’s IFA conference in Berlin.