Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation

You can now 3D-print your own head for LEGO models


At some point around the hideous spell of life that is puberty, humans lose the capacity to "use their imaginations" for amusement.

It heralds the end of those hours of pretending you were the yellow hero of your own LEGO adventure, as you begin to take more pleasure in the building than the playing - you just don't have the capacity to think of yourself as a tiny jaundiced figure.

So it's with great joy that we declare that play time has just been squarely restored to the agenda thanks to the 3D printing skills of Funky 3D Faces.

Lego head

The Lincoln-based company can produce customised 3D LEGO face with just two photos of the customer: one front-on and another in profile. 

By passing these through software, they're able to map out a 3D face, printed in miniature for use with any LEGO figure torso - with larger options available should you wish to decapitate that old blue Power Ranger model you've got knocking about.

The heads are printed in sandstone, and take up to two weeks for Funky3DFaces to create. For £29.99, you even get to pick your own accompanying minifigure body.

Here's hoping they're less painful to stand on than the real thing.

(Images: Etsy)



You can start your own LEGO trainer collection


Lego has finally found a solution for the worst thing about Lego


This LEGO Star Wars photography series is superb


Fidget spinners might contain deadly levels of lead

Is your toy slowly poisoning you to death?

by Gary Ogden
02 Jun 2017

We might be about to get smartphones that charge fully in five minutes

An Israeli start-up claims it's going to go into production next year

by Tom Mendelsohn
15 May 2017

5 of the best fidget toys on the market right now

Tackle your knuckle cracking head on

by Matt Tate
10 May 2017

Some Italians have created a phone cover that also makes espresso

No, we don't know why either

by Tom Mendelsohn
08 May 2017

New app will rebalance the London rental market in favour of landlords

Finally, the capital's hard-up property owners will get their due with Rentberry

by Tom Mendelsohn
26 Apr 2017

This knife-toting robot playing stabby hand will make you nervous

I for one welcome our new robot overlords

by Tom Mendelsohn
25 Apr 2017

Now you can turn your iPhone into a retro mac

For the man who has everything

by Tom Mendelsohn
21 Apr 2017

The best turntables of 2017

How the tables have turned

by David Cornish
20 Apr 2017

The Tamagotchi is back

Great news for fans of neglecting responsibilities and watching tiny creatures literally shit themselves to death!

by Emily Reynolds
11 Apr 2017

Self-healing smartphone screens could exist by 2020

Could it be curtains for shady smartphone repair stalls across Britain?

by Tom Mendelsohn
05 Apr 2017