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JELL-O mold of Nick Saban’s head created on 3D printer because Roll Tide! (video)


For years, mankind has dreamed of eating JELL-O that has been formed into the face of beloved and respected college football coaches. Thanks to SB Nation’s Spilly, we need dream no more, at least if the beloved and respected college football coach is the Alabama Crimson Tide’s Nick Saban.

That’s right, folks, Spilly, with the use of the still-mind-blowing technological wonder that is 3D printers, has created a JELL-O mold in the image of the head of Coach Saban.

The future is now.

While not the first time Saban has been paid a bizarre tribute — being depicted as Adam in a reworking of Michelangelo’s “The Creation of Adam” comes to mind, this one may be the most tasty.

SB Nation has a fascinating step-by-step accounting of how Nick Saban JELL-O Mold Head came to be, but here’s a brief description of how the project came to life:

It turns out that my old college roommate Eric (@edr1084 on Twitter) now works at a place that had the capability to do custom modeling. Even more importantly, they have the ability to recreate 3D models from a series of photographs, and there just so happens to be a statue of Nick Saban in Tuscaloosa. I put the call out on Twitter for someone to help out and take pictures, and David Smith (@DSmithImages and agreed.

Here is a snapshot of the fourth-month project as a work-in-progress:


Ha. It looks like Han Salo’s face after he was frozen in Carbonite. Far out.

Behold, the Saban JELLO-O mold, in all its gelatinous glory:

Wonderful. Utterly wonderful. And jiggly, too.