This model is meant to give viewers a clearer indication of the size of the model it is placed beside in a photo. It is an improvement over the original size comparison totem (https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3144295).
The advantages over the old version are that this model is easier to print because there is no need to swap filaments at multiple stages in order to get alternating colours. The user can print any number of segments in any colour individually and then attach them together as required. The user can also print as many segments as required.