Not getting a Leica for Christmas? Make your own out of Lego

If you've optimistically popped a Leica M10-P down on your Christmas list, but know in your heart of hearts you're unlikely to find one under the tree on December 25, we might have the answer.

Leica Store Miami has started selling Leica M camera Lego kits for $45 (around £35 / AU$63), with two versions available, one black/grey and one brown/grey. Each camera measures 7.6 x 5 x 3.1cm (3 x 2 x 1.25 inches) and weighs in at 56.7g (2oz).  

These are unofficial Lego kits and do require assembly, while they also come without instructions. Great if you want to set yourself a little challenge over the Christmas break, though there's obviously a risk that it could turn out looking more Zenith than Leica. 

If you're struggling, you can find instructions for a similar Lego camera at Chris McVeigh's building guides, which should get you pretty close. McVeigh also has building guides for other cameras, computers and more tech items, with easy to follow instructions and a list of parts needed.

Phil Hall

Phil Hall is an experienced writer and editor having worked on some of the largest photography magazines in the UK, and now edit the photography channel of TechRadar, the UK's biggest tech website and one of the largest in the world. He has also worked on numerous commercial projects, including working with manufacturers like Nikon and Fujifilm on bespoke printed and online camera guides, as well as writing technique blogs and copy for the John Lewis Technology guide.