Build a Legoscope

This page has everything you need to 3D print and build a Legoscope. We're working on several versions. This is our most complete design, and produces the highest quality images using optics that cost about $250. Right now you'll need to 3D print two parts yourself, but we're working on finding partners who can print these in the future.

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Step 1, watch our assembly video to get an overview of how to build a Legoscope.

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Step 2, 3D print Lego optics adapters.

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Step 3, get optics.

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Step 4, get Legos.

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Step 5, watch our assembly video again to see in detail how to build your scope.

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Step 6, use your Legoscope!

You can buy slides with specimens or blank slides at Carolina.

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Step 7, share.

We want to hear what you think and see images you've taken with Legoscope. We're working on tools that will let everyone share their experience building Legoscope, but for now, you can find us on facebook or email us.