| Pandora Beads anticipated to be the christmas hit this year|
|3D printer service from Asda hits high street
Food store chain asda ramped up 3d printer wars with the launch of britain's first high street printing service.
And it could signal the end of the family portrait as mini me 3d figures are poised to take over.
For 40 every single one, momma, dad and the kids can have eight inch replicas of on their own the mantlepiece, with every detail captured from a a wedding ring to folds in a dress.
The chain reckons the strategy will take over from the family snap or canvas painting as doppleganger 3d models made from liquid ceramic become the rage.
Asda's 3d producing expert phil stout said: "The choices are endless.Grandparents who don't see their grandkids very often can now have a replica figure that looks just like them.
"We also expect it to be popular for creating the exact image of the wedding couple as toppers for their wedding cake,
A scanner takes hundreds of images of a person or object in two minutes to produce a 3d profile.Once taken, the printer creates a duplicate in thin layers of ceramic fluid, which builds into a compelling figure.
Each detail from hair colour and a smile to the clothes worn is recorded and Pandora Rings Australia reproduced in miniature form for pick up in store soon after.
Asda's new support, launched in york friday, offers to supply 3d copies of"Something"From a treasured trophy or jewellery to a prized fancy car, during 7.
It can even turn dream designs like a pair of christian louboutin shoes or a chanel handbag into reality for a part of the price.
For 80, girls who have thought of owning a pair of red soled louboutin court shoes costing around 600 can now take home lifesize replicas.
Drawback to having is they won't be able to wear them as the 3d printer uses ceramic powder and not molten plastic, making the copycat heels fragile and heavy.
Experts say 3d printing is the next big thing and is Pandora Beads anticipated to be the christmas hit this year.
Maplin has Pandora Australia Sale started a flatpack, home 3d machine kit for 699.99 or a connect and play one for 1, 619.99 while Currys is providing a 3D printer for 1, 195.
But asda is the first to offer 3d printing as well as the weekly grocery shop.
Retail overseer mark ibbotson said: "Our customers are always looking for the next big innovation and 3d printing is a guaranteed talking point amongst mates this season,