Lego Takedown: Let's Build a Better World

  Hey everyone,  As some of you might have heard, last week, MyMiniFactory received a notice from a company sending out what looked like a generic, spam email. The email was signed as an affiliate of LEGO and asked that we remove some of the uploaded designs from our website. The email, shown below is what we recieved.  Assuming it was spam, we initially disregarded the message. Later however, it came to our attention from some community members that LEGO had targeted other 3D printing companies with possibly a similar email. In line with our values of inclusivity, purposef

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How 3D Scanning and 3D Printing Help Liberate Ownership of Cultural Artifacts

What does it mean to have freedom of cultural and educational opportunity? Better yet, what is the cost of restricting access by physical distance or paid thresholds of the right to embrace cultural diversity? In a piece by Robert Dex, a conversation illuminates about the meaning and significance of cultural artifacts to particular nations and peoples. In the wake of the calling of museums, such as the British Museum in London, to return artifacts to their countries of origin, we feel the relevance of the localization of culture taking place. The people’s desire for restitution of ar

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