Luna Park opened in Brooklyn in 1903, during the heyday of Coney Island attractions. This weekend, artist Fred Kahl pays tribute to the park's history with a 3D-printed model depicting it as it appeared 100 years ago. It's being billed as the largest art installation ever created on a desktop 3D printer, and building it involved some fascinating, custom-made technology.
TIME magazine just published a fantastic short video about Kahl, his fascination with Coney Island, and the project of building this sculpture, that you should absolutely watch. First launched as a Kickstarter last summer, Kahl's project used a home-brewed, Kinect-powered 3D scanning booth to 3D print 1:13 scale figurines of backers and visitors to serve as the crowd in his model park.