Will.i.am and a 3D print out
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CES 2014: Will.i.am's vision for 3D printing at gigs

9 January 2014 Last updated at 22:37 GMT

Musician and television personality Will.i.am has hopes that traditional music merchandise is heading for a change.

He has joined up with 3D Systems, a 3D printing specialist, to experiment with the ways the technology can be used at live events.

He told the BBC's North America technology correspondent Richard Taylor that figurines based on a moment from a show could be a new form of merchandise at gigs.

Follow Richard Taylor on Twitter @RichTaylorBBC