You should take a look, there is a lot of cool stuff over there.
I have been spending a lot of time exploring the DAVID laser scanner software. I have built a scanning rig that hold the calibration boards and lets them open so you can scan through the middle.
This design was adapted from a similar design I found on the DAVID discussion board. The way mine is constructed allows it it collapse down to flat boards. This should make it relatively transportable. I am also working with my lab partner on making a version that does not need the boards to scan.
Here is my latest scan (my face):
It can pick up an amazing amount of detail. (and this is the free version, the pay version is higher resolution)