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That’s right, boys and girls. You heard it! A LEGO CAMERA. It’s a 35mm pinhole lego camera.

What’s a pinhole camera? has some photos and explains it. Though it takes a big of reading. They are kinda techie.
wikipedia has a nice overview of pinhole cameras.

Basically, you have box with a tiny hole in it. Inside the box is your film. You let light onto the film through that tiny hole and it creates an exposure on the film. The box has to be very still because exposures need to last anywhere between 5 seconds – 1 hour or so.

The Lego camera has some drawbacks or charming features as i like to call them. When advancing between shots, you will need to guess. Somewhere between 22 to 38 clicks of the manual lego dial. Also, you cannot rewind the film in the camera. However, a dark closet solves that problem.

Adrian (can’t find last name), creator of the Lego camera, used silver tape inside the camera to prevent light from sneaking in. Lego pieces don’t make for a perfect seal when snapped together.

Adrian also has a collection of photos he has taken with his 35mm Lego camera and medium format Lego camera.

He says he’s going to post instructions on his site after he makes some tweaks to his build. I can’t wait. I’m gonna build me a Lego camera! Take that, Nikon!


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Matt Maldre

What does he have to tweak in his camera? The photos taken with it already look beautiful.

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Laura K.

“take that, nikon”? you already paid them. they are the ones going to the bank.