In a surprising twist at the 2023 Ballon d'Or Ceremony in Paris, Adidas presented soccer legend Lionel Messi with a unique gift – a pair of custom-made shoes housed in a specially crafted 3D-printed shoebox. The innovative packaging, resembling a dodecahedron soccer ball, was a collaborative effort between Adidas and 3D printing pioneers, WASP.

Adidas's quest for a distinctive packaging solution for Messi's 8th Ballon d'Or win led them to the doorstep of WASP. The challenge was intriguing – design a dodecahedron-shaped shoebox that not only mirrored a soccer ball but could also snugly hold a limited edition pair of shoes tailored for Messi. The unconventional shape made 3D printing the perfect choice for manufacturing this piece of art.

The manufacturing process unfolded in four key steps. The shoebox was div

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