Support this Lego Nikon F3 film SLR camera at Ideas.Lego

Ethan Brossard created this Lego Nikon F3 film SLR camera and you can support the project over at Lego Ideas:

This model measures slightly larger than an actual Nikon F3, but not by much. An actual F3 measures (width x hight x depth) 149 x 97 x 66mm, while this model measures 165 x 109 x 77mm. The model is by far one of my smaller creations, containing only 549 pieces. However, despite its small size, this model does not sacrifice detail or features. The model has almost all the levers on the F3, only excluding the very small ones that are too small to show in lego, all the main dials on top are present, as is a representation of the mirror that would flip up on the actual camera when taking a photo. The back of the model does open, and on the inside there are representations of the shutter, film rails, and film receiving spool. In the last image, I included a mock up of a Film cannister, however it wouldn’t actually fit in the camera due to the thickness of the LEGO walls.

Ethan writes at Emulsive:

I initially planned on creating a lens to go with the camera body but never got to it. So when EM got in touch, I spent an hour or so today coming up with the design below, which looks somewhat like a Nikon AI-S prime lens. In order to make the model look closer to the actual camera, I used bricks in colors that LEGO does not currently produce so: chrome silver. If you wanted to build this you could easily replace those with flat silver or white. I’ll spend some time to create full instructions for a version using all available pieces. When completed, I’ll post that version here:

The model files for Ldraw and Studio can be downloaded here.

DxO NIK Collection 2 sale is ending tomorrow:

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