I visited the magical Makerbot headquarters this summer and saw the first prints of Mike's snap together mod of this fabulous model. It really struck a chord with me since I have known Lohn Lassiter since the earliest days of Pixar where the goal was to have computers render 3D models into photorealistic images. Now we make the real thing. I've printed and built 5 already. My favorite is translucent PLA. Bravo!