This adorable LEGO retro camera set hits the stores soon

Dec 8, 2023

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This adorable LEGO retro camera set hits the stores soon

Dec 8, 2023

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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Retro lego camera set

Photographers and children (children at heart included), LEGO has announced something just for us. It’s a new Retro Camera Creator Set, a 3-in-1 set that lets you create a 35mm film SLR camera, a retro video camera, or a retro TV. And all of them are absolutely adorable!

The 35mm camera build features a moving lens, film loading, and a film-inspired strap. It also includes two film rolls, film canisters, a working film rewind handle, and a hot shoe. Additionally, the set includes little LEGO film rolls with transparencies of photos, like wildlife snaps of a giraffe and some butterflies.

And in case you get bored of the camera, you can reconstruct it into a video camera with an opening flap, or a retro TV with an antenna. Both builds are fun and creative options for LEGO fans of almost all ages. I say almost because it’s recommended for builders aged eight and up. If you’re a grownup, you’re good to go. :)

Availability and Pricing

The LEGO Retro Camera Creator Set will be available in stores starting January 1, 2024. The set includes 261 pieces and costs only $20. Too bad it’s arriving after Christmas, but hey, you can gift your kid something nice even when it’s not Christmas. Okay, not just your kid.

Other LEGO camera sets

In July, LEGO announced a Walt Disney Tribute Camera as part of LEGO’s Disney Centennial celebration. According to Bricks Up, the LEGO Ideas Polaroid Camera (#21345) is rumored to be released next month, too. This set is expected to cost $80 and will be similar to the original design submission, with a functional film tray and potentially even some electronic components!

There have also been some awesome suggestions on LEGO Ideas. One of them was the Ansel Adams set, including the tiny photographer, his cameras, a truck, and a bunch of following items forming a scene. One cool functional suggestion includes the fully functional LEGO pinhole camera. There have been many replicas, too, such as the LEGO Hasselblad, LEGO Nikon F3, or LEGO Leica (some tiny Leicas, too). Sadly, none of them have been produced. But hey, if you have LEGO bricks at home, perhaps you can scan the pieces and create something yourself. After all, that’s what LEGO is for.

With some great LEGO camera sets available, there’s something for everyone. Whether you’re a fan of vintage photography, modern cameras, or just enjoy building with LEGO, I’m sure you’ll love this set, and the ones that are yet to come.

[via PetaPixel; image credits: LEGO]

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10 responses to “This adorable LEGO retro camera set hits the stores soon”

  1. Camera operator Hong Kong Avatar
    Camera operator Hong Kong

    They already have the film camera available. other brand also got such but not under the Lego logo
    here is the camera if you are interested amzn.to/41elwW0

    1. Dunja0712 Avatar
      Dunja0712

      I liked this one in the article ;)

  2. Jvdh Vdh Avatar
    Jvdh Vdh

    Jelger van Dijk iets voor jou?

  3. Björn-Olof Dusseljee Avatar
    Björn-Olof Dusseljee

    Petra Van Harskamp van Limpt

    1. Petra Van Harskamp van Limpt Avatar
      Petra Van Harskamp van Limpt

      Cool!!!

  4. Joost Wierenga Avatar
    Joost Wierenga

    Merry Christmas to me

  5. Shane Elliott Avatar
    Shane Elliott

    Karrie Elliott

  6. Denis McCready Avatar
    Denis McCready

    Better to buy a real camera for a kid, a few rolls of film and pay some processing and printing, that way they are hooked for life and will never have enough money for drugs.

  7. Michael Raats Avatar
    Michael Raats

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      Mark Raats

      Michael that’s amazing. Birthday or Christmas? 🤣