Revisiting tech tools of yesteryear in Lego (pictures)
Chris McVeigh uses Lego's modeling app to plan plastic tributes to classic consumer goods from speakers to cameras to lightbulbs.
Canadian graphic designer Chris McVeigh loves playing with bricks. When he gets an idea to recreate a vintage appliance in Lego, he uses software to plan the build before getting his hands dirty, so to speak, with the plastic itself.
This piece pays tribute to Leica's M9 digital rangefinder camera, released in 2009.
"I'm rather proud of this build, especially given the short development time," McVeigh writes. "The only regret I have is that there aren't any curved slopes in nougat/medium dark flesh, as it's a much better match for the actual color of the M9."
McVeigh designed and built this Lego iPad for a Gizmodo piece in 2010.
"I'm the harshest critic of my own work," he says, "but when a build comes together just right, or better yet, when it finally comes together after I've overcome a series of complications, the excitement, and the sense of satisfaction, is amazing."