Singapore's BricksBen Customises the Lomography Konstruktor


Singapore’s BricksBen Creations got in touch with us to customise the Lomography Konstruktor. We anticipated one funky Konstruktor from these master builders but not two! After the jump, BricksBen will show us buzzing Konstruktor customisations fashioned out of LEGO bricks and the inspiration behind their creations!

Images and commentary by BricksBen

We were thrilled to have the chance to customise the latest DIY camera from Lomography.

How could we convey the magic of analog photography with LEGO parts?

We thought we’d do two versions – one with the original Konstruktor, customised with LEGO parts, and one that’s a full LEGO rendition of this camera!

1. Attaching the horns, 2. Putting the round lever on the button, 3. Round lever in position, 4. Attaching round tiles on a 1×6 plate base, 5. This round disc goes on the dial, 6. We use ABS cement to stick the parts on the Konstruktor, 7. One disc down, one more to go, 8. Sticking the letters MOO took some precision work, 9. MOO in position, 10. We customised the angular sides as well

For our customised Konstruktor, since shooting with film is like rediscovering the lost joys of childhood, we thought of milk – the liquid goodness that we used to drink a lot when we were little.

MOO Konstruktor complete!

So we set about to make it really special, with horns and all! We opted for a classic black-and-white look, as it represents the good old days when things were so much simpler. We used tiles and curved parts for a smooth look that mirrors the smooth taste of fresh milk.

All the parts were glued in position with ABS cement. This solvent dries fast and sets permanently, so we had to make sure to get it right the first time.

1. The base of the brick Konstruktor, 2. Adding some scaffolding to the base to hold the flaps, 3. Putting on the rear flap, 4. Here come the side flaps, 5. Adding the left and right sections to the front, 6. Putting in the film roller, 7. Assembling the rear part of the Konstruktor, 8. Attaching the rear to the front with hinges, 9. Front and rear are attached, 10. Front assembly with front flap, 11. Attaching the front assembly, 12. Putting on the lens

For our brick Konstruktor, we thought we’d pay tribute to one of our fave characters – Bumblebee from Transformers! So we used a black-and-yellow scheme and made sure we had his signature blue eye for the lens.

Bumblebee Konstruktor complete!

We were able to recreate the internal flaps and hinges while keeping our brick version as true to scale as possible. We were particularly pleased with the flaps, which took quite a while to get right, as well as the lens, which had a nice chunky feel that befits a true Autobot.

Thank you Lomography for inviting BricksBen to go wild with your latest classic! We hope we did justice to your Konstruktor. Cheers!

Thank you BricksBen!

Check out BricksBen Creations for more nifty creations!

written by soundfoodaround on 2013-09-26 #gear #diy #review #cow #lego #singapore #bumblebee #customization #customisation #konstruktor

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