Couldn’t make it back home for Mother’s Day? That’s OK. Your mum will happily pretend that a phone call and a flower delivery is enough. But imagine her excitement if instead of flowers, someone delivered a life-size 3D-printed replica of you to her door?
That’s exactly what Groupon is offering with this $US30,000 ($40,204) deal that it promises it’s definitely not a delayed April Fools’ Day prank. To get it, though, you will need to call Groupon directly, and presumably provide some kind of proof you’re good for 30,000 big ones.
Your expensive gift includes an allotment of $US2,500 ($3,350) so you can travel to a scanning facility in order to digitize your body from head to toe. From that scan, a company called SWIGRO, distributors of a massive 3D printer called the BigRep ONE, will create your clone. Everything else will be left to the pros — except picking out an outfit your mum will like. You don’t even need to sign a card.