There are people whose obsessions with pop culture icons like Darth Vader, Frankenstein or Master Chief seem like religious infatuation, so New Jersey-based 3d printing artist Chris Milnes did away with the formalities by creating a series of 3d-printed Buddha statues. Now, fanboys and fangirls around the world will be able to pray night and day to their favorite heroes and villains.
Now, the Hulk may not be the best representative for inner peace (or perhaps he is?), but there’s still no denying that these are awesome. Read on for Chris Milnes’ interview with Bored Panda!
“I saw a parallel between Buddhism and The Force – this was my way of illustrating it,” Chris Milnes told Bored Panda.
“I was intending to do just the Star Wars “Force” characters. After doing this people requested all types of pop culture heads. So many of the heads are requests from friends/followers”
“It’s my greatest pleasure to be a toy maker”
“I currently have seven Makerbot Replicator 2 machines in my basement running 24/7. They are highly modified/tweaked”
“I use MeshMixer to mash the Buddha and heads together. I use Tinkercad a lot too to create the more mechanical heads (robots etc)”
Thank you, Chris Milnes, for answering Bored Panda’s questions about these awesome statues!
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