Did you know… Oscar Statuettes this year were 3D-Printed

The iconic Oscar statuettes this year were 3D printed by Polich Tallix Fine Art Foundry in upper New York state. Polich Tallix was tasked with producing 60 gold statues last year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences wanted awards that were closer to the original Oscar statuette from 1929. The result is a subtle, yet painstakingly handcrafted restoration. While the measurements remain about the same – the statue stands 13.5 inches tall and weighs 8.5 pounds – the facial features are more defined, including a stronger hint of ears and a hair part. The statuette’s sword also rests in sharper relief between Oscar’s legs. Source: Inside 3D Printing News

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