Vimeo of the Week: LEGO Technic Super-8 Movie Projector

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

Friedemann Wachsmuth’s amazing little film Lego Technic Super-8 Movie Projector is pretty freaking awesome. The filmmaker/designer built a fully functional Super-8 projector using nothing but LEGOs! Ok, wait, I take that back. He did use a lens, reel spindles and a lamp not made of Legos. But everything else is made of LEGOs! He writes about the project:

A fully functional Super 8 Movie Projector I built using Lego Technic. The only non-Lego parts are the lens, the reel spindles and the lamp.  The projector uses just two engines and is fully featured with automatic feeding, 24 fps, fast rewind and 120m reel capabilities. A decent LED flashlight makes it pretty amazingly bright. :)

It’s a real treat for design geeks, film buffs, and toy nerds. Or those like me, all of the above.