At first glance someone would see three colorful Pokemon standing next to each other. Something is slightly off about them though, the figures seem to lack definition. Looking closer it can be seen that these statues are not normal and are made off a bunch of small shapes with straight lines and have a rough finish to them. This oddity compels a closer look of the three colorful creatures be and it is seen that they are 3D printed. The image shows that whoever created the figures understands a the relationship between art and science. They are able to take once fictional characters and bring them into the physical world by the means of 3D printing. As far as a time period goes for when these were created it is safe to say that it is relatively recent due to the fact the 3D printers are still a new technology. When it comes to why these figures were created it was probably to push the limits of current 3D printers and see how good the technology is at creating things that were once thought to be impossible in such a way.