Legotron: DIY LEGO Camera

AFOLs and photography enthusiasts, listen up! There is a guy that you might want to hail as your hero. Meet Cary Norton, a professional photographer who wanted to create something totally cool and different. I dare say that with his do-it-yourself camera, he has achieved his goal!

Dubbed Legotron, Mark I, the device is a 4×5 camera and is totally made out of LEGO bricks. Take a look at the finished product and be amazed.

Okay, that may not be the slimmest, sleekest, and most stylish camera that you can think of, but hey, it’s made of LEGO bricks! Of course, he also had to put a lens in, as well as a film holder. Here are the specs, courtesy of Cary.

  • I have no clue how many pieces are in this camera
  • It’s dimensions are roughly 7?x6.5?x7?
  • The main parts are a Main box, internal box, film holder/ground glass slot, lens board, lens.
  • The lens is a 127mm ƒ4.7 I got on ebay for ~40 dollars
  • The lensboard is two Plates deep and fits perfectly in the slot I built for it (though, I cut it down to one plate in the center to actually mount the lens).
  • Focus is achieved by sliding the internal box forward and backward.

Okay, I have to admit – I got lost somewhere in the description of the lens. ;)

So never mind that he does not know how many LEGO pieces he used (yeah, sacrilege for some, I know).  This is still one awesome piece, and it works!  Take a look at this photo, courtesy of Legotron.

Isn’t that a beautiful shot?

If you need more information about the creation of Legotron, Mark I, visit Cary’s blog. ((Cary’s website)) Oh, and he is planning on creating version 2.

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