Posts Tagged ‘lego’

This LEGO DSLR Comes with a Flexible Strap and External Flash

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If you thought the LEGO Nikon F SLR we shared earlier this week was neat, check out this LEGO DSLR created by Taiwanese LEGO enthusiast RGB900. The realistic toy camera is created entirely out of various LEGO pieces, and features an external hotshoe-mounted flash unit and a flexible camera strap!
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The Nikon F SLR Recreated with LEGO

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Check out this highly realistic life-sized SLR camera created entirely out of LEGOs. It was created by a LEGO enthusiast named Suzuki and is modeled after the Nikon F from the mid-1900s. We’ve featured a number of LEGO camera creations here in the past, and this one ranks at (or near) the top in terms of realism.
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Build Yourself a Leica M9-P Hermes with 114 LEGO Pieces

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Leica’s Hermes edition M9-P is a beautiful camera that comes with a steep price of $50,000. If you don’t have a spare 50 Gs lying around waiting to be burned, check out this replica created by Halifax, Nova Scotia-based photographer Chris McVeigh using 114 LEGO pieces. Sure, it may not be functional as a camera, but it’s a great conversation piece, and one that you can build yourself at home!
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Music Website Gets Around Band’s Photo Ban with LEGO Recreations

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It’s an unfortunate truth in the world of concert photography that some bands refuse to issue press passes to “small time” local music photographers. The Killers are one such band.

After the group performed in Dublin earlier this month, music website GoldenPlec wasn’t able to send a photographer, so it decided to think outside the box to “get around” the ban. Instead of publishing actual photos of The Killers, the site featured LEGO recreations depicting what the show was like.
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Add a Simple Lens Cap Mount to a Tripod Using LEGO Squares

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Last week, we wrote on how you can use LEGO pieces to keep your lens caps on your camera strap when they’re not protecting your lenses. A reader named Fearn quickly pointed us to a similar tip published over at Sugru at the end of last year. Instead of using camera straps, however, they suggest tripods as a sturdy way of keeping track of the caps.
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Make a Simple DIY Lens Cap Holder Using Two Thin LEGO Pieces

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Flickr photographer RawSniper1 has a clever way of holding onto his lens caps when they’re not attached to the front of his lenses: he uses LEGO pieces. By attaching one thin 2×4 piece permanently to the top of his lens cap and one thin 2×8 piece to his camera strap, he created a simple DIY lens cap holder system.

The lens cap has been in the photo-industry news quite a bit over the past year, with companies developing new shock absorbing caps, Canon switching over to pinch-style caps, and a constant stream of new lens cap holder concepts. Besides using your pocket (the obvious solution), RawSniper1’s tip is one of the simplest and cheapest we’ve seen yet.

Lego Gear [Flickr via DIYPhotography]


Image credit: lego_gear by RawSniper1

A Homemade Autochrome Camera Made with Lego, Cardboard, and Duct Tape

Photographer Dominique Vankan wanted to play around with the old Autochrome Lumière process from the early 1900s, so he built himself a custom large format camera using LEGO pieces, cardboard, and duct tape.
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Fuuvi Nanoblock Digital Camera Lets You Build Your Own Toy Camera, LEGO Style

Nanoblock is a plastic building block system that’s like a shrunk-down version of LEGO. It has been growing in popularity as of late, and may soon become a fad on the level of Buckyballs. Japanese novelty photo company Fuuvi has partnered up with Nanoblock for a new toy digital camera that can take on all kinds of custom shapes and designs.
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A Nifty Panoramic Pinhole Camera Made with LEGO Blocks

We’ve featured large format LEGO cameras before, but what about wide format? Photographer Giacomo Citti created this panoramic LEGO pinhole camera that features a sliding shutter and film winders on the sides.
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Time-Lapse of a Man Sorting 65,000 LEGO Blocks Over 71 Hours

Stop-motion projects often require mind-blowing amounts of work and preparation. Just how mind-blowing? Music duo Daniel Larsson and Tomas Redigh (AKA Rymdreglage) recently poured out 100 boxes of LEGO pieces that each contained 650 blocks. They then had two cameras snap a photo every 20 seconds as they spent a whopping 71 hours sorting by color. The time-lapse video was created using the 12,775 photos that each memory card ended up with.
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