Materials used include steel pipes (formerly a swing set), cement, stainless steel screws and washers, fishing wire, LED rope lights, zip ties, and LED bulbs.
From time to time I create a tree for one of our hospice families if I have a really specific reason. I won't post there reason for this one so that I don't even flirt with a HIPPA violation, but I will note that the silver (the bulk of the tree) represents our patient, and that the various colors represent specific family and friends.
A current photo of the hospice trees in their permanent location a J.A. Wedum Hospice Home in Brooklyn Center, MN. Glass leaves created by hot glass artist Alli Luhmann
A friend of mine was getting rid of about 20 used/broken cameras, and so I disassembled them and decided to make the weirdest thing I've ever made - a lens lamp. I don't even know what it means, but it took a long time to make. The second photo shows the panel that opens to change the inner bulb.
Lego "Ideas" are sets that are created by non-Lego employees, which I just recently found out. Being a life-long Lego fan (mostly space Legos) I wanted to give it a shot, and I went with a 4x5 view camera since I loved doing 4x5 photography for so many years. I based the prototype off of my camera, so it's to exact scale as can be seen in the photos. An employee at the Lego store at the Mall of America by us said that the 4x5 camera was a good idea for the Lego Ideas as most people try to submit D/SLRs. We'll see what happens. Next I need to order the correct color parts to make a color-correct prototype and count the pieces, etc., to then submit to Lego Ideas.