We’ve seen all kinds of attention-grabbing Lego cameras: from miniature replicas to working DIY cameras. And in case you’re a fan of classic gear – you’re going to like this one! The 1914 Ur-Leica, or the “authentic Leica,” may quickly develop into a Lego package. However, it wants your assist to get from an concept to actuality.
The unique Ur-Leica prototype was developed by Oskar Barnack in 1913, and in-built 1914. Barnack constructed “at the very least three UR Leicas,” the National Museum of American History writes. “The primary one from 1913 survives full with lens within the Leitz museum in Wetzlar.”
“At the very least two extra UR Leicas had been produced. The second has been misplaced and no images exist. The third mannequin made about 1918-20 survives within the Leitz museum, however has no lens. This mannequin has many variations from the primary mannequin. For instance, the UR mannequin had solely a single mounted shutter pace, however mannequin three had a number of shutter speeds much like these discovered on manufacturing Leicas.”
Now, over 100 years later, we may have the Lego model of the Ur-Leica digicam. A Lego fan nicknamed Pandis Pandus shared the idea on Lego Ideas. “As a result of I’m thinking about pictures and amazed by superior historic engineering, I set out on a mission to border this timeless digicam in LEGO,” the creator writes.
The Ur-Leica recreation is extremely trustworthy to the precise digicam. “The golden body of the viewfinder is nearly precisely within the 2:3 side ratio, which this digicam gave beginning to,” Pandis Pandus writes. “Even the burden has been modified, with a 2x6x2 weight brick built-in into the physique.”
Now, since that is solely an concept (for now), the Lego Ur-Leica will want your assist to really develop into a package. It has already handed the primary milestone of 100 supporters, so there’s a lift of 1 yr to assemble 1,000. what to do – log in or signal as much as Lego Concepts and support this wonderful project. In case you do, it might find yourself in your shelf within the close to future.
In case you’d like some extra Lego inspiration, scan your pile of Lego bricks and take a look at these concepts:
[via Leica Rumors]