Be the life of the party when you start taking real photos with a Lego camera!!! In reality, this is just a case for an iPhone 4, but the iPhone 4 is a very capable picture taker and its small form factor makes it ideal for serving as the guts of this Lego camera.
Difficulty Level: Easy
Approximate assembly time: 30-45 minutes
This design features an ornamental lens made of a wheel, a viewfinder, and a fake shutter release button. As you can see on the front of the camera, there is an opening for the actual lens of the iPhone. The back of the camera features a large opening which allows you to access the home button and the entire touch surface of the phone. An important convenience feature is the hinged door on the side fo the camera which allows for easy insertion and removal of the phone. While the volume and lock buttons are not accessible when the phone is in the case, I am able to easily lock the phone by opening the side door and gently pressing the phone inward so that the lock button presses against the opposite wall of the Lego case.
For this instructable, I have included a build photo of each layer of the case with the required pieces for each step. I have also provided a complete list of pieces used to build this camera at the tail end of this instructable.
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I hope you enjoy this project!
Step 1: Layer 1 - the Foundation
This step requires the following pieces:
2 - 2x16 flat bricks
5 - 1x4 flat bricks
1 - 4x4 flat brick
1 - 2x4 flat brick
Assemble the pieces as shown below. Obviously, in this step the bricks are not actually held together by anything. The second layer will take care of that.