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US Doctor Creates Record-Breaking 3D-Printed Sculpture

07 March 2022: Dr. Vinson Eugene Allen (USA), a physician in Southern California, received a Guinness World Records title for the tallest 3D-printed sculpture of a human, unveiled during Black History Month. The massive sculpture by Dr. Allen from Gardena, California, stands 6.04 m (19 ft 10 in) tall and achieved the Guinness World Records title on 5 February 2022.

Weighing about 1,500 pounds, the giant sculpture was shipped in 45 parts from Minnesota, where it was printed, to its final location in California. It took 12 weeks for a team of 9 people to print and then assemble the human shaped sculpture.

Named “The Statue of Inspiration”, the sculpture is a symbol not only of this record’s inspirational nature but also of Dr. Allen’s story and passion for his community, who says that “the great purpose behind the statue brought a team of wonderful people together”.

Initially, Dr. Allen created a sculpture that was placed on a freeway billboard in Los Angeles as part of an advertising strategy for his urgent care centers. Dr. Allen is an emergency medicine physician and the founder of Dusk to Dawn Urgent Care facilities, located throughout Southern California.

Needing to catch the attention of drivers in such a congested and crowded environment, he knew he needed to go big, and created a massive 3D-printed sculpture that resembled the image of a doctor. Days later, when patients and community started commenting on the impressive statue, Dr. Allen began to contemplate the idea of breaking a Guinness World Records title.

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