Little Planet Factory is a maker of miniature planets and other astronomy themed curiosities! Intersecting 3d printing, scientific data and loving attention to detail to create uniquely evocative objects as have never been seen or held before.
Instead of being bound to a physical prototype, each LPF globe lives as a high resolution digital model up to the moment of its creation.This allows for the constant updating of the "master" with new data, feedback or requests.
When it is time to make a globe, the model is not cast or moulded rather downloaded to machines able to construct it out of dust sized particles from the bottom up layer by layer, placing both colour and geometry accurately. What this means is no equatorial seam, custom sizes & scaling and impossible to traditionally manufacture full colour details. .
After construction is complete, each globe receives a manual inspection and a hand applied layer of protective coating before being securely packaged for dispatch.
As each globe is made on demand, the pre-defined sizes on this website are only a suggestion to demonstrate the size/price relationship. At any point, you can break free of them and commission your own for a price up to the 200mm maximum.
This allows for custom scales, scaling between two or more globes and the making from finger sized objects to centrepiece ones.