Projector-type 3D scanning seems very functional, but I would expect it to lose accuracy as the object size decreases. So for scanning small objects (such as Lego), Lego genius Philippe Hurbain has come up with a scanner made of lego.

Philippe’s instructions also includes (under “3D reconstruction”) a technique for creating a “complete” 3D model out of several combined scans, using open source 3D software MeshLab.

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