The Plastic Model Kit That Doesn't Result In A Spitfire
The Lomography people have produced the Konstructor kit to make a 35mm film camera - and not just some old toy, either. This one turns out a film SLR with a 50mm f:10 lens. The shutter is capable of operating at 1/80 of a second so you can use it in most normal daylight conditions.
It is complex enough - moulded on two sprues with a myriad of other parts in separate boxes. There's a screwdriver to help with assembly and they quote 1-2 hours to build it.
Fortunately the complex mirror box and shutter is a completed sub-assembly that you bolt in - that part would have been hard.
It's black, and square, but has a fair bit of tech-looking trim to reward you. It would make a fine present for a teenager, along with a supply of film.
In-store now at $ 99.