This Lego film camera set brings a classic back to life

This Lego film camera set brings a classic back to life
(Image credit: David Hansel / Lego Ideas)

A design for a Lego film camera, based on the iconic Olympus OM-1, has been submitted to the Lego Ideas group – the official Lego community where prospective designers suggest product ideas to the company. 

If a design submitted to the Lego Ideas group receives 10,000 supporters, the manufacturer will consider putting it into production. Which means that, if this Lego version of the Olympus OM-1 – one of the best film cameras ever made – garners enough response, it could make it onto store shelves. 

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.