Hello, and thank you for taking a look at my 8mm Film Projector LEGO model.
This 1,817 piece set is a near 1:1 scale reproduction of my 1964 Keystone K-980s 8mm film projector. I acquired my K-980s many years ago from a thrift store for a mere $25. As someone with an appreciation for the days of celluloid filmmaking and photography, I have enjoyed displaying it as an iconic reminder of that era.
Like all Keystone projectors, the K-980s is compact, portable, and artfully designed. I have done my best to capture its unique design elements and clever functionality in my LEGO model.
Hand-cranked film reel rotation mechanism
Front lid with film reel storage
Sturdy Technic handle that extends to the base
Brick-built film reels
Removable bulb compartment cover
Collapsable film reel support arms
Retractable Technic angle stand
H: 12" (30cm)
W: 10" (25cm)
D: 8" (20cm)
I believe this will make an excellent addition to the LEGO Ideas lineup due to its interactive features and eye-catching design. I hope that many people will be able to enjoy the functions and aesthetics of this beautiful projector in their homes just as I have enjoyed my original Keystone.