You'll Want to Go Drinking With This Life-Sized, 3D-Printed Tyrion Lannister

Pass the wine, and the plastic! Photo: Jeff Christianson

That’s what I do, I drink and I print things. A 3D printing enthusiast has unveiled his latest creation, a life-sized version of Peter Dinklage’s Tyrion Lannister from Game of Thrones—which now gets to chill in his backyard drinking booze and sharing bawdy tales by the fire. Only don’t let him get too close. He might melt.

Thingiverse user Jeff Christianson, or Sir Ken, shared the design and end result for his 4’5″, 25-pound Tyrion Lannister figure that he built using his Creality CR-10s 3D printer. He based his creation on another design, but this one was much, much bigger—taking over 1,400 hours to print the 10 pieces needed to make the finished product (and that’s not including all the sanding, filing, and layers of paint).

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Christianson told io9 via email that he mainly chose to do a Tyrion Lannister figure because he wanted to experiment in facial painting, but his Game of Thrones fandom definitely played a part. Now that the Tyrion Lannister figure is done, he is working on sewing him a cloak, then he and his wife are thinking of taking him cross-country in an RV, photographing him with different American landmarks like Mount Rushmore and the Grand Canyon. Possibly for a YouTube series. But in the meantime, he’s busy protecting the Realm—or actually, not.

“Tyrion is part of my alarm system at my home. He stands inside the front window of my house and the curtains are programmed to randomly open up during the day so that he can look out and scare anyone in the neighborhood,� Christianson said. “Nah, that’s not true.�

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Soon, you might be able to join him on the road with a Tyrion of your very own. Anyone with a 3D printer and a bit…ok, a lot of time on their hands can try making the Tyrion Lannister figure themselves—Christianson has put his entire design on Thingiverse for free.

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Company Offers Custom 3D-Printed Life-Sized Head Urns

Jeff and Stacy Staab, owners of Arlington, Vermont-based Cremation Solutions, offer a product for storing the remains of loved ones unlike anything you’ve ever seen: fully customizable, 3D-printed, life-sized head urns that look exactly like the recently deceased.

“With personal urns, you can have a lifelike bust of your loved one that doubles as an urn for the ashes,” the company website says. “For people with longer hair we will use a wig to match. Shorter hair can be made as part of the urn itself… They are the perfect way to secure and store the ashes of any loved one.”

“Personalization has been a big trend in the industry,” Jeff Staab told Breitbart News. “When I saw this technology, I thought, ‘What could be more personal than a full-sized head that holds the remains of your loved ones?”

Staab has operated Cremation Solutions for the past ten years. Before his work creating memorials for loved ones, he served as a funeral director for two decades.

For the personalized urns, Staab explained that the company collects a few digital images of the deceased from the bereaved, and then uses software to turn the images into a 3D model. The company then sends the designs to the family for approval, and begins 3D-printing the bust. Staab said orders are usually completed within two weeks.

In addition to the personalized urns, the company offers life-sized busts of several different famous figures, like Superman, Robot Man, and Indiana Jones, with the heads doubling as urns. Staab recalled that his supplier once sent him the wrong order.

“I got President Obama as a sample, and that was a mistake,” Staab said. “I was supposed to get [George] Clooney. So I get some hate mail about that, that I have a sitting president as an urn. I’m not political at all, so I hope it’s not an insult.”

Despite the company’s accuracy in producing the life-like urns, Staab conceded that they have startled people in the past.

“They look a little too real, so sometimes they creep people out,” he said. “They just freak people out a little bit.”

Staab became excited when discussing his latest product for scattering ashes, the Loved One Launcher, billed on the company website as “the only device of its kind that will shoot earthly remains over seventy feet into the air!”

“We fill it with confetti and streamers, it’s really cool,” Staab said. “I think I’ll sell a lot of them. People are always looking for new and creative ways to scatter ashes. Talk about ‘out with a bang.’”

“I was on Joan Rivers’ show a little while ago, and she told me she wanted a Loved One Launcher. Said it right in the camera. And now she’s gone. That would make my day if I get to go and scatter Joan Rivers’ ashes. I’m still waiting for the call.”