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December 2015 CubeForme "Artisan" Unboxing
I won CubeForme’s upcoming box, the February “Revolution” box, in a giveaway. However, after seeing my site, CubeForme offered to send me their December “Artisan” box for review. I’m a complete nerd about 3D printing, so when given the chance to review a box filled with 3D printed items, I enthusiastically said yes!
To explain further: CubeForme teams up with 3D printing designers every month to provide unique, high-quality 3D printed objects in a subscription box. They’re a relatively new box with a diverse set of themes, and it’s because the themes vary so greatly that CubeForme asked me to review this extra box beyond the one I won. The “Revolution” box is going to contain a single, big item, whereas this “Artisan” box contained a number of small items. Anyway, on to the review!
The first item I took out of the box was a 3D-printed little token inscribed with the CubeForme logo and the words “CubeForme” and “December 2015.” I’m probably more impressed with this than I should be, but I just think this is a wonderful take on the pins/buttons/patches that other subscription boxes offer to collectors.
The second item I withdrew was a little monkey statuette. I correctly guessed that this item was based on the Mizaru, the “see no evil” wise monkey. The item looks okay; nothing too impressive, but easy to identify. This is the type of print quality I expected in the box’s items, so I was fine with it. It also fit the “Artisan” well, having been modelled after a figure commonly depicted in art.
The third item was a fox figure, titled “The Sitting Fox”. I fell in love with this figure as soon as I saw it. The detail and size were much more impressive than the monkey statuette, and therefore exceeded my expectations for anything I’d get in this box. I’m incredibly happy with the design, being a fan of foxes, and I look forward to displaying this at my office.
The fourth and final item was a neat-looking Voronoi Fawn. “Voronoi” refers to a special type of partitioning, which is reflected in the deer’s design. I think this is a really cool figure and I can’t decide between this one and the fox as to which one is my favorite from the box.
Overall, I greatly enjoyed the CubeForme “Artisan” box. I can’t assign a monetary value to each item because they’re so unique, and that’s part of why I love it! The boxes are relatively low cost, so I’m less concerned about how much each item is worth. These items really stand out from other ones I’ve received in subscription boxes and I plan to display what I received to show my love for 3D printing. I’m interested to see how the content varies in the “Revolution” box I should be receiving soon.
After the “Revolution” box, I’m not set to receive any more free boxes, and I’ll likely end up signing up for a subscription so I can see what new items CubeForme provides in future months. I don’t actually sign up for many boxes continuously - I instead like to try them one-off - so the fact that I’m planning to get a long-term subscription is a positive sign. The March theme is “Gamer”, which is right up my alley. There are a lot of ways that CubeForme can tackle that theme and I look forward to seeing what they come up with.
Recommended for: 3D printing geeks and anyone interested in new technologies
Not recommended for: people who don't care about 3D printing/technology
Disclaimer: I received a complimentary box in exchange for an honest review.