This LEGO digital camera is a completely useful pinhole digital camera and shoots with actual 35mm movie

There isn’t a lot of a scarcity of LEGO cameras. We’ve lined a bunch on right here earlier than that both seem like actual cameras, akin to Nikon, Olympus, Leica, Hasselblad and Polaroid and we’ve lined a couple of useful LEGO cameras, too, though most of these require some… non-standard (LEGO customary) parts. This one, although, seems to be identical to an actual digital camera and works identical to an actual digital camera, too.

The LEGO ZH1 is a completely useful pinhole digital camera by Zung92 made totally of LEGO. It options an precise shutter button, movie advance, movie take-up reel, a wind lever with a wind launch, customisable lenses and you’ll even change it up between half and full-frame mode.

It’s a really cool design and it’s in all probability the primary useful LEGO digital camera I’ve seen that really seems to be like a digital camera. There have been others up to now, in fact, however most of them look a bit brutal and type of industrial – or, nicely, about as industrial as a bunch of assembled teeny tiny plastic parts can get. Making one thing useful, reasonably priced and “as compact as attainable” was Zung92’s purpose with this. Nevertheless it wasn’t simple to attain, as he writes:

The largest problem is to make the physique lightproof as my first and second movie rolls had been fully fogged up due to shiny vibrant bricks that illuminate the sunshine contained in the digital camera physique, and it has a number of holes between the bricks. It took me a number of days to determine learn how to seal it fully and in addition remained transportable.

The LEGO emblem printed on it’s the legit LEGO emblem, though it won’t be the one you’re conversant in. This one’s from 1934, which inserts in with the digital camera’s total aesthetic. It’s one thing that Zung92 hopes that Lego will flip the ZH1 into an actual stay LEGO package that individuals should purchase and construct for themselves. It presently has over 2,600 supporters and if it reaches 10K earlier than the deadline then there’s an excellent likelihood of it occurring.

I’ve to confess, I haven’t purchased any LEGO in years but when this had been actual, I’d undoubtedly have to purchase one, even when simply to play with it and see how the photographs really prove. I additionally must admit that I’d in all probability solely put two or three rolls of movie by it after which by no means use it once more, although. At the very least it might look cool on the shelf.

If you wish to present your help and assist convey the LEGO ZH1 to actuality, head on over to the LEGO Concepts web site.

[via Yanko Design]

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