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Shunichi Makino Designs Eco-Friendly Models and Shares the How-To

By: Katie Cordrey - Published:   Updated: Aug 11 2011 • References: www7a.biglobe.ne.jp & greenmuze
Japanese graphic designer Shunichi Makino has created an impressive array of sci-fi creatures and vehicles and they’re all made out of paper. If that weren’t cool enough, he’s also put the patterns on his website so others can make their own paper models.

Some of the designs include R2-D2 robots, Darth Vader’s TIE Fighter, YT-1300 Freighter and the Borg Cube. Unlike traditional plastic, the paper models are 100% recyclable, so have some fun!

Implications - Consumers are looking for ways to get more in touch with their purchases. Products that allow for participation appeal to shoppers who prefer to be more hands-on. Companies could develop more designs like this in order to attract a greater number of buyers to their brand.

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