This is the ultimate gift for any lego-maniac. A minifig head with your face on it!
There are 4 steps to doing this:
1) digitize face
2) digitally combine face with lego head
3) create 3d printout
All the software to do this can be found for free online, the only cost will be time and the 3d print.
I made a video podcast of this build as well with a short semi stop motion video.
Please check out my other instructables as well!
Step 1: Digitizing the face
There is a free version of an amazing piece of software called FaceGen modeler .
Once downloaded, click on the photofit tab and follow the simple wizard. this will create a 3d model for you. When my son saw this he said "Wow, that is really weird, it feels like part of me has been taken away and put inside your computer" I believe that means he approves of the results.