Shake it, shake it, shake it like a Polaroid picture. When the song Hey Ya came out the Polaroid Company issued a statement advising against shaking their instant photos and that the preferred method for developing is to leave it face down on a hard surface for 20-40 minutes. Had Outkast actually taken their advice my guess is that the song would have been far less engaging when encouraging listeners to shake their thang on the dancefloor. I’m not sure if Vainaut shakes his thang on the dancefloor but he has built a stunning LEGO Polaroid camera. The details in silver are inspired and I particularly like the lenses and flashbulb. Here’s some other stuff we liked by the same builder.
Back before digital cameras, if you wanted to see your pictures right away, you needed an instant camera like the ones made by Polaroid. Instagram today owes much of its pseudo-retro aesthetic to the slightly blurry, washed-out photos so many of us who grew up in the 70’s and 80’s took with our Polaroids. Master of real-world objects replicated in LEGO, Chris McVeigh (powerpig) brings us the Polaroid Land Camera 1000.
For even more instant gratification, here’s an animated GIF showing off the excellent functionality that Chris built into his LEGO model:
If you love Chris’ Polaroid, don’t miss the LEGO Polaroid camera by the Arvo Brothers built back in 2007.