Lego is offering visitors to the Minifigure Factory experience at the Lego House in Billund, Denmark, the chance to buy a limited-edition red plastic duck produced using the selective laser sintering (SLS) process.
The duck, which sells for 89 Danish Krone (about US$12), is a replica of a wooden toy duck created by Lego founder Ole Kirk Kristiansen.
The SLS three-dimensional (3D) printing process creates models layer by layer by heating and melting a powdered material, allowing functional mechanical elements to be placed within the toy during its manufacture.
Lego's goal is for 3D printing to allow it to offer a wider range of building elements.
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