While they’re certainly the first name that comes to mind, LEGO doesn’t actually have a monopoly on plastic building blocks. As proof positive, an unexpected name has just entered the fray — Leica now offers a plastic toy version of their iconic M-series camera.
Officially called the Toy Rangefinder Model Camera, this Chris McVeigh-designed set consists of 120 individual pieces which, when combined, create a beautiful 2-ounce, 3-by-2-inch replica of one of the brand’s most recognizable pieces of photography hardware — including a functional see-through viewfinder. The kit, whose instructions can be found online, is being sold in Leica’s Miami store, as well as on their site for $45. However, at the time of this writing, they are out of stock.