Leica M cameras are highly desired for their ability to take high-contrast, natural-looking shots without the need for artificial filters and enhancements.
But they're pricy.
Leica's M Monochrome camera retails for $7,450 (around £5,888, AU$10,507), not to mention the added expense of a $3,995 (around £3,157, AU$5,633) manual-focus 90 mm f/2.0 Summicron M lens.
Now, however, camera lovers can get Leica M models for a lot less money by building their own using Lego pieces. Granted, these aren't actual working cameras, but they would make a great gift for a photography enthusiast.
The kits come in pieces and do require assembly. Build instructions aren't included with the kits but are available free online.
Once assembled, the Lego camera measures 3 inches long by 2 inches high by 1.25 inches deep (7.6 by 5 by 3.2 centimeters) and weighs 2 ounces (57 grams). And it'll definitely be ready for its close-up.