Photo credit: Helen Sham
Photographer and designer Helen Sham wanted to take LEGO to the next level by combining all of her passions into one. So, she decided to build a Hasselblad 503CX medium format film camera using the bricks, and one day, it could even become an official LEGO kit sold in stores. “I Lego-designed this camera because I am also a photographer and this camera has been one of my favorites. I love the manual mechanisms of this particular camera very much,” said Sham. Continue reading to see the camera taken apart and for more information.
“Not only does the LEGO camera look like the Hasselblad 503CX on the outside, but the interior mechanics are true to form as well. You can actually frame a scene through the folding waist-level viewfinder thanks to a glass piece Sham added to the lens. Features include a mirror, a frame counter, a film winder (yes, you can load real film into the camera), and a spring-based shutter button (for a realistic feel),” reports Peta Pixel.