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Vintage Cinema Camera

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Here is the work of a lifetime, and then some! Not mine, but still. The work of Joseph Nicéphore Niépce for the first photo, after that, the Lumière Brothers for the first camera, and of many others to improve this object. The cinema is a beautiful area, and is entitled to an additional LEGO representation. I chose this model because it is for me the most symbolic.
So, I built this LEGO in 3 parts, with 3000 (exactly) carefully selected pieces, for 105.8cm height, 55.5cm length, and 25.6 width (Photo n°5):

First Part: The Tripod
The vintage camera sits on 3 rotative legs (vertical axis). The rotation works with latches (in black - Photo n°3), which block the movement. Then, the central axis, fixed on the base, can also turn (vertical & horizontal axis). It works with a screwing system: by turning the wheel, a piece moves to press on the base. So, there are 2 wheels (one for each axis).

Vertical axis

Horizontal axis

Second Part: The Train
This part sits directly on the tripod. It represents the first film of the Lumière brothers: "L'Arrivée d'un Train en Gare de la Ciotat". A small train sits on a short railway (not fixed - Photos n°2 & 4).

The train in the camera

Third Part: The Camera
This last part is the camera itself, in the form of a box that can fixed on the base of the train. Finally, the lens can turn (horizontal axis), to change focal point.

Lens' rotation

The Little Extra
A duplicate of the camera, at the scale of minifigures, is included in the set (Photos n°1 & 2).

Little camera

These 3 parts combined form my LEGO set, which I find decorative, original, and interesting to build. I hope you like it. Thank you for your support!

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