Large Format LEGO!

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We've all heard of the recent fad of LEGO digital cameras but a large format one is completely unheard of! Until now of course.

Photo from: carynorton.com

Great innovations are born out of crazy ideas and Cary Norton idea is as crazy as they come! He took a lot of LEGO pieces and made himself a working, honest to goodness large format 4×5 camera! This sure is amazing news as I’d wager that more than half of us are too intimidated to ever try large format. If you have spare LEGO pieces from your childhood or from your kids, why don’t you give it a try?

Curious about the output? Here’s one. It’s stunning!

Check out the in progress photos of building the rig in carynorton.com

Thanks to nation_of_pomation for this tip. Do you have a tip? Email us! Tips are considered articles where Lomography or analogue photography are featured.

written by cruzron on 2011-04-08 in #news #lego #large-format #news #4x5

7 Comments

  1. mattcharnock
    mattcharnock ·

    aces! right time to get the ;lego out!

  2. basho
    basho ·

    This is tops! I wish I had one

  3. fivedayforecast
    fivedayforecast ·

    Whatta whore, taking my idea! Well mines better once I get thie winding figured out!
    www.lomography.co.th/homes/fivedayforecast/albums/1694254-t…

  4. stouf
    stouf ·

    I am drooling ... : )

  5. gelibee
    gelibee ·

    It's so cute! :)

  6. panpriatel
    panpriatel ·

    Oh!
    this is just great!!!
    I have to try this!

  7. craftyweetzie
    craftyweetzie ·

    What a wonderful take on a 4x5!

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