A week or two ago, I was invited to the offices of British Airways' ad agency to do something rather different.
BA have recently launched a campaign called Last Call, a last-minute type service where you can book to jet off somewhere within the next month or so for bargain prices, and they have chosen me to appear in the creative!
Along with six other bloggers, This Must Be For You (anonymous gift-giving which looks amazing), awesome Lauren from THE GIRL WHO STOLE LONDON (who I met through Bethan), The Travel Hack, The Everyday Man, and Chris from Urban Travel Blog, I was... wait for it...
3D-printed and turned into a tiny model! Of me!
Obviously, the only correct attire to be 3D printed is a Fleur dress and Hasbeens. Immortalised forever!
Here's a little minute-long video they made of the day so you can see how the printing works - you're scanned with a handheld device while you stand as still as a rock! Apparently it doesn't capture dark hair very well, so my head was done again separately and photos were taken just for tweaking. But it should be entirely accurate!
Remarkably, and this was not planned, the mini avatar of me is going to Istanbul, where I am going in real life in September for a 2 week holiday! I have asked them to send me to the flea markets and the Basilica Cistern, but they are also going to surprise me. Obviously I am going to recreate the poses wherever they do take me, how fun to have an action figure (albeit a stiff one) checking it out for me ahead of time!
I won't try and photoshop the avatar into this Basilica Cistern picture but it looks pretty cool, right? I can't wait to see the pictures and more importantly, I can't wait to see the avatar! I only have these photos but I do get to keep it when it comes back.
I will display it in the loo like I would an Oscar or a Grammy. ;)
I'll obviously be posting about this again soon. But isn't it so cool you, guys??
Do check out Last Call in the meantime though!