Okay, we didn’t think Tokyo could get any cooler. iJet Inc., a company specialising in 3D colour printing, are in the process of creating collector’s edition replica models of Tokyo. Yes, our Tokyo FOMO dreams are being satisfied.
The ‘One Hundred Tokyo’ projects plans to recreate the Japanese city using 100 georama squares, each square being 100 cm x 100 cm; small enough to fit in the palm of our hands. Each jigsaw piece, in full colour 3D georama, uses the same cartographic data as Google Maps and Bing. The models are roughly 3mm high and are magnetic on the back surface. 13 of the desired 100 pieces have already been created. The attention to detail is astonishing.
In order for the full project to be completed, though, the company has created a Kickstarter campaign; donors will be rewarded with eventual model pieces. Knowing Tokyo, the landscape will have probably changed noticeably by the time the models have actually been completed, but these models will produce an astonishingly accurate snapshot of the capital city in 2016 nonethless. This, in itself, is timeless. Check out the promotional video, and subsequent photos, in the gallery above. For more info, head on over to their Kickstarter campaign here.
Tokyo desires activated.