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Beatles For Scan: Here’s how to print your very own 3-D Paul McCartney figure


The future is here. And it looks kinda sorta like Paul McCartney.

The music legend, former Beatle, and headliner of June’s Firefly Music & Arts Festival can now be printed out in 3-D.

We shit you not. Here’s the word from Paul McCartney HQ, which has been churning out lil’ Maccas all morning. They seem like they’d fit in well with our old Star Wars Micro Collections from the ’80s.


We spend as much time as possible in our lab coats, stroking our chins and pacing the office thinking up new and fun things to do with Paul here at PaulMcCartney.com. Sometimes these ideas happen very quickly, and others can take several months, even years until the perfect opportunity presents itself. Check out the details below, then watch the handy instructional video. There’s a link to a 50MB .stl file of McCartney at the end of the message, for those who want to try this business at home.

One of the technologies we’ve been excited by in recent years is 3D printing, named by some as the ‘Third Industrial Revolution’. The thinking here is that in the coming years we will all begin to see 3-D printed objects appearing in our daily lives creating items such as machine parts, bone and limb replacements, clothing and even food. It is no overstatement to say the possibilities are pretty much endless!

So as soon as we heard that Paul had been scanned in 3-D for his innovative ‘Hope For The Future’ music video, we asked if we could get hold of the file.


From this scan of Paul we were able to turn him into a 3-D printable figure.

We’re really excited to say the file is now available to any fan who wishes to try making their own!

If you’d like to get your own 3-D Paul printed off, you have two options: either find a local or online printing company who can make it for you; or, if you have access to a 3D printer, you can try printing your own!

If you’d like to make your own 3-D Paul, download the .stl file of Paul by clicking HERE! [Please note, this file is around 50MB in size]


Here’s the video, via Facebook…