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LEGO ZH1 - Working and Functional 35mm Film Camera

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📸✨ Introducing ZH1: The Fully Functional 35mm Film Camera Made Entirely from LEGO! 🧱🎞️

My primary goal was to create a fully functional 35mm film camera using only existing LEGO parts. Keeping it affordable and portable was key, so I focused on making it as compact as possible. ZH1 is built from 595 LEGO pieces.

One of the biggest challenges I faced was ensuring the camera body was lightproof. Initially, my early film rolls were fogged due to light leaking through bright, colorful bricks and gaps between pieces. It took several days to perfect the sealing without compromising portability.
The camera proudly features the classic LEGO logo from 1934, adding a nostalgic touch. The main lens is based on an existing magnifying piece, while I also developed a special pinhole lens that produces unique and stylish effects, as seen in the samples.

Functionality Highlights:
  • Shutter button
  • Film advance and
  • Film take-up reel
  • Wind lever with release
  • Full-frame or half-frame modes
  • Accessory Shoe

Dimensions and Weight:
  • Width: 10 cm
  • Length: 25 cm
  • Height: 12 cm
  • Weight: 500 g

Follow me @zung92 for more stunning photos and updates on ZH1! Let's capture the world in LEGO-built frames together. 🌟📷

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