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Lego Animated 3D-Printed Duck is a Peek at the Toy's Future

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The duck, with a friend.

Lego has been experimenting with 3D printing as a complementary manufacturing approach for parts with smaller production runs and cheaper up-front costs.

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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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