Inside the custom Stormtrooper figure experience during Star Wars Weekends at Walt Disney World

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With the launch of Star Wars Weekends 2013, Walt Disney World has debuted a new experience allowing fans to become part of the Star Wars universe.

Under Disney’s D-Tech Me product line, custom Stormtrooper figures can be created using 3D scanning and printing technology.

For around $120 (including tax and shipping), guests at Disney’s Hollywood Studios can step into a special booth featuring an array of cameras capturing facial expressions from multiple angles to create an accurate and lifelike 3D scan to have fan faces accurately 3D printed onto Stormtrooper figures.

See my own Stormtrooper figure creation in the video below.

Video: Custom Stormtrooper experience at Walt Disney World

The whole process takes just a few minutes, located inside Darth’s Mall, the huge tented merchandise location for Star Wars Weekends. Both female and male Stormtrooper bodies and hairstyles are available, along with a variety of skin tones.

Participating guests can pose in up to three facial expressions, selecting the best afterward for 3D printing production.

Custom figures will be shipped and are estimated for delivery 7-8 weeks later, so check back here in July to see how my figure turned out.

The custom Stormtrooper figures follow the debut of Disney’s Carbon Freeze Me experience last year, which used the same technology to create figures of Han Solo trapped in carbonite, but with fan faces instead of that of Harrison Ford.

Here’s a look back at my Carbon Freeze Me experience:

Video: Carbon Freeze Me experience at Star Wars Weekends 2012

Video: Carbon Freeze Me figure arrives from Star Wars Weekends

Carbon Freeze Me and the custom Stormtrooper figures are available only during Star Wars Weekends, every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday through June 9, 2013 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Reservations can be made by calling 407-WDW-TECH (407-939-8324).


  1. Cliff Marsh

    If I wear glasses, will they be included on the face??

    1. Ricky Brigante

      No, you have to remove all accessories from your face. And I had to wear a headband to keep my hair away, since you choose from one of a few hairstyles.

  2. anyomus vistor star-w

    fiannly the video i have been waitng for is here!

  3. Star Wars Fan

    Wow! This franchise can seemingly survive any abuse.
    This whole thing is (just like the dance party) completely out of character. I’m glad Universal is treating it’s licenses with more dignity and respect.
    Is this sad or just plain anarchistic. Nope just another way to make more money no matter what.

    1. anyomus vistor star-w

      acully it is the most realistic experences that star wars can have it could have been worse besides carbon freesing and empire joining are realistic star wars dreams right?

      1. Joining the Empire? I only have one thing to say to that….501st 😉

        1. anyomus vistor star-w

          what’s does 501st mean any way if thats your realistic rank then i think i might freeze you in carbonate (don’t worry it’s just a joke cause i don’t have a cbc)

    2. Star Wars Fan Too

      Maybe you should go and actually experience it before making judgments…

      And sorry, but Disney (LucasFilms included) is a business. Of course they want to make money. (and you should want them to!) Why are we using the desire to be successful as a reason to hate the company? They can’t do anything new unless they make money so just stop with that argument.

      1. anyomus vistor star-w

        umm i think they just want to gt money for somthing they love to do but i argree i just a money making sceme looking for cheep stuff for this neat experince what’s next custom jedi figurines

  4. Al D

    Its not me without my glasses and hair, neat idea but still unusable.

  5. DisneyCastMember

    Star Wars Fan:
    >Wow! This franchise can seemingly survive any abuse.
    >This whole thing is (just like the dance party) completely
    >out of character. I’m glad Universal is treating it’s
    >licenses with more dignity and respect.

    I’m glad the people at Disney know how to write a readable English sentence.

  6. I guess Star Wars never made other items that were questionable (and these are awesome) – want it Lucas that kept ALL merchandising rights when he and Fox decided to originally make Episode IV?

  7. If Disney goes through with the Avatar land, I could see them using this technology for people to create a personalized Na’vi action figure.

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