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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Fully-Functional Super 8 Film Projector Built With LEGO! (VIDEO)

The Spielberg and JJ Abrams' throwback film, Super 8, is on its way to theaters and it looks like we’re not the only people excited about it. Whether or not it has anything to do with the release of the film we’re not sure, but Friedemann Wachsmuth has built a fully-functional Super 8 film projector using nothing but LEGOs!

Ok, so obviously the lens, reel spindles and lamp aren’t made from LEGOs but the rest of this thing is 100% LEGO awesomeness. LEGO Technic pieces were the building material of choice and the projector seems to work pretty well. Wachsmuth has even given it the ability to rewind when he’s done watching grandpa’s old home movies!

The projector uses two engines, features automatic feeding at 24 fps and uses an LED flashlight as the lamp. It’s always great to see people build usable pieces of equipment with nothing but LEGOs, so head past the break to see Wachsmuth’s LEGO Super 8 projector in action!

Lego Technic Super-8 Movie Projector from Friedemann Wachsmuth on Vimeo.