The Leblox app is an upcoming app that allows users to digitally create pixelated characters and have them 3D printed and delivered to your door. Mathieu Lecoupeur and Soy Phompraseuth of Paris created the app.
To use the app, you can create your own 3D pixelated avatars, you can upload a photo and transform it to a pixelated version, and you can order a 3D print of your digital avatars or choose to print from a library of published designs.
The inspiration to create the app came from the 2010 short film called “Pixels,” created by Patrick Jean. The plot features 8-bit video game characters taking over New York City after escaping from an old television set.
Leblox also allows users to view and comment on published creations, a feature that allows the building of a community of users.
“Our goal is to gather all “pixel art,” everything from great designers to the casual user," said Phompraseuth. “Because once a user publishes a Blox, everyone can 3D print it.” This is where the social aspect kicks in—you'll be able to follow friends and they can, say, comment on that pixelized badge of your cat Snuffles or that tribute to “Super Mario Bros. 3.”
The company is located in France and has partners both in France and in the U.S. 3D prints will take about a week to ship to French and U.S. addresses. Shipping time may take somewhat longer for addresses outside of France and the U.S. The Leblox app will be available on the Apple Store soon.