Carl Merriam has been working on making a fully-functional Lego microscope since last year, inspired by the LEGO X-Pod sets, and now the microscope is capable of achieving 10x zoom using actual Lego magnifying glasses. It is not the first time that Carl has been grafting Lego bricks into functional objects. He has been a Lego artist for the last 27 years and during this time he has made projects like Brownie Hawkeye. Amazingly, this project has been up on Lego Ideas for quite some time now, but managed to gain little attention.
However now that it has caught our eye, let’s acquaint you more on this well-crafted project. According to Carl, the microscope has a magnifying glass and fiber optic light connected to the adjustable focus. And since the microscope isn’t as powerful as a high-end microscope, there is ample room for improvement as Marc plans to fine-tune the design a tad further.
Each and every part of this microscope is made from Lego parts and that is what makes this project so interesting. Lego Ideas requires a minimum of 1000 backers to fund the project and with 271 days still left to go, we might very well be seeing an Official Lego microscope in the making.