You like chicken. You like 3D printed stuff. Why not slam them together to make the ultimate in 3D printable model food? How does that sound? Cool, right? I thought so.
So what’s going on here: some designers at iJet in Yokohama, Japan wanted to surprise the staff of Lifehacker. They grabbed a tasty KFC drumstick, scanned it using a high-resolution laser scanner, and then printed it in full color, creating something that looks like a cross between a marzipan chicken part and the leg of roasted armadillo.
This is actually a test of iJet’s interesting color-printing technology that essentially squirts layers of color onto each layer. The plaster layers absorb the color very precisely, creating a print that is actually surprisingly realistic.
Don’t think you’re going to eat this thing: it’s very fragile and, although it looks greasy and delicious, like the steak in The Matrix it is completely fake.