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LEGO Portal Set

Wednesday, July 4th, 2012

Tactical Fanboy loves the video games of Valve. So, when the chance to have a LEGO set, or three, made that’s based on the brilliant and justifiably popular ‘Portal’ series of games, we’re totally behind the effort. Using LEGO CUUSOO, where an idea and 10,000 supporters can turn almost any project into an official LEGO set (with 1% of net profits going to the creators), Brickthing has introduced 3 unique designs for LEGO sets based on ‘Portal’: GLaDOS’ Chamber, Modular Testing Chamber, and Portal Puzzle Board Game. The project’s only about 3,000 votes away from becoming reality, so chances are good it’ll be made. This is great news, considering that we already bought the Minecraft set created as a result of CUUSOO.

LEGO CUUSOO – Portal Sets

LEGO Heavy Weapons

Monday, June 4th, 2012

A while ago we posted an article on the book ‘Badass LEGO Guns: Building Instructions for Five Working Guns’, which was an instruction book on making five working fictional LEGO guns. This time, we’ll be focusing on the book ‘LEGO Heavy Weapons: Build Working Replicas of Four of the World’s Most Impressive Guns’ by Jack Street. Unlike the previous publication, ‘LEGO Heavy Weapons’ features plans for models based on actual firearms, specifically the Desert Eagle, AKS-74U, SPAS-12, and the Jungle Carbine, which is based on the Lee Enfield rifle. Like ‘Badass LEGO Guns’, however, the book features detailed parts lists and plans so you can quickly build the LEGO models found inside. Too bad this one doesn’t have a model that takes advantage of a motor for automatic fire. Maybe we’ll see something like that in the next book?

Available from No Starch Press.

Thanks to Tim for the tip!

Sandman: Modern Warfare 3

Friday, January 6th, 2012

We can neither confirm nor deny whether Dalton Fury based the Modern Warfare 3 Sandman character on Richard “Swingin’ Dick” Kilgore, though no one who knows them both can deny that William Fichtner sounds a lot like Swingin’ Dick. (Fichtner was the voice of Sandman in the game, if you didn’t know.)

Games, like movies, have some great one-liners and scenes. Just to satisfy TFB’s curiosity, what are your favorites from MW3?

Sandman, from Modern Warfare 3

Sandman, from Modern Warfare 3. Many people aren't aware that he was actually on leave and playing quarters with cheap beer alongside Richard Kilgore the night before he was tasked with Operation Kingfisher.

 

 

 

Here’s a bonus pic: Lego Sandman.

Fan art: Lego Sandman

Fan art: Lego "Sandman"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So anyway, there’s like 40,000+ lines in the game. Any of them seem particularly cool to you?

Halo: Reach SRS99 Anti-Matériel In LEGO

Saturday, November 5th, 2011

The model weapons that can be built with legos never cease to impress me. This time, it’s the SRS99 Anti-Matériel rifle as seen in Halo: Reach, built by one Nick Jensen. It features a removable magazine, sliding bolt, and functioning trigger, however it doesn’t fire any projectiles. This doesn’t detract from the awesomeness of the model, however as it’s still extremely impressive as is.

Legos for Grunts

Friday, October 28th, 2011

Here’s something just about anyone will have fun playing with it. Whether you need to occasionally change the interior layout of a training area to meet different instructional objectives or you just want to have the coolest, most bad ass back yard fort in the whole neighborhood, Combat Training Aids’ TacBlox are gonna be just your speed.

Theoretically you could use it as a faster way to build a target mock-up to do rehearsals before a mission, assuming you had time. Certainly more lifelike than a chalk or tape outline in a parking log, if not as quick to throw down.

Now, granted, they’re going to be somewhat more expensive than your average box of Legos, but they will certainly allow for some serious flexibility when you’re designing a threat area for room-clearing drills (or a very realistic MilSim battle). Essentially, they’re lightweight urethane foam versions of the ubiquitous cinder block (of which you’ve seen endless thousands, if you spent any time at all in a MOUT village).

They have  full blocks, half blocks, and block caps so you can put together whatever sort of wall you want. As the manufacturers say,  “Many situational training facilities offer separate buildings or permanent concrete maize to provide situational training scenarios. Unlike fixed wall training centers, TACBLOX™ walls provide unlimited floor to ceiling room configurations, increasing the trainers’ effectiveness…”

Oh, and if that isn’t cool enough, you can shoot them a lot before they wear out, without any ricochet issues. According to CTA, individual TACBLOX™ can take thousands of rounds shot through it before sacrificing its structural integrity.

Guess what’s going on my Christmas list?

Bricks Of War

Saturday, October 22nd, 2011

I like stop motion. I like LEGO. I like Gears of War. This video by YouTuber ‘Kooberz’ combines all three into a very entertaining 2 minutes of minifigures being violent. I wonder if Traveler’s Tales, Epic Games, and Microsoft would be willing to make this the next game in the ‘LEGO’ series.

LEGO Lancer

Sunday, October 2nd, 2011

This is one of the more impressive LEGO projects I’ve seen on the internet: a working Lancer assault rifle from Gears of War. It’s life-sized and shares almost all the features of it’s fictional counterpart, including a removable box magazine, semi and full auto firing modes, a safety mechanism, and a functioning chainsaw(!). It’s ammo supply? Rubber bands, naturally.

Youtube Channel – PlumBrothers

M41A1 Pulse Rifle In LEGO

Friday, August 12th, 2011

Combining two of my favorite things, the ‘Alien’ movie series and LEGOs, this M41A1 Pulse Rifle is damn cool looking. It features working triggers, cocking handle, pumping grip, and a removable magazine. It was created by Mr. Giovanni Tuzzi, who also made an incredibly detailed M14 model, among other LEGO firearms.

Hat Tip: The Brother’s Brick

If Hollywood Went LEGO

Sunday, June 5th, 2011

Created for NextMovie by artist Old Red Jalopy, this is one of ten posters depicting the top Summer movies in LEGO form. Besides Transformers: Dark of the Moon, there are also posters for Thor, Bridesmaids, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, The Hangover 2, X-Men: First Class, Green Lantern, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, Captain America: The First Avenger, and Cowboys & Aliens. Pirates of the Caribbean I could imagine, given there’s LEGO sets available now, but Bridesmaids? That would be an interesting experience.

The rest of the posters
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LEGO De Lisle Carbine

Saturday, May 14th, 2011

This is a custom made LEGO accessory of the De Lisle carbine, a British weapon that saw limited use in WWII due to very low production numbers, best known for its extremely effective, yet very large, suppressor. It was made by JONATHAN ELDRIDGE, a user on MOCpages.

M4A1 Made From LEGOs

Friday, May 6th, 2011

This LEGO creation by ‘roflcopters ?’ of MOCpages.com is a full-sized model of the M4A1 carbine. It features a removable, magazine, removable carrying handle, removable foregrip, removable butt stock, and realistic iron sights. Pretty damn neat, if you ask me, but can I get it in all black bricks? If not, that’s fine. Less confused law enforcement officials that way.

BAE Systems M777 Field Howizer In LEGO

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

Have you ever wanted to see a highly detailed model of the BAE Systems M777 Field Howizer, in LEGO form? If so, then your dreams have come true. It was a model created by flickr user Colonel Henry for the Lego Marines Corps crewed weapons contest. In addition to the Howizer itself, and the environment it’s in, there’s also a full crew to man it. Pretty damn cool, if you ask me.


Colonel Henry’s Flickr page

LEGO Battle Of Hoth

Saturday, February 26th, 2011

This LEGO layout is just epic. It’s so epic, that if it were made into an actual set, the instructions included with it would easily, and literally, blow the mind of any 12-year-old foolhardy enough to attempt to build it. Built by Bo Jensen of Copenhagen, Denmark, the layout was recently presented at LEGO World 2011. It’s constructed from 1,500,000 individual bricks and took over a thousand man hours to complete, and includes 5 AT-ATs with two of them that walk, moving speederbikes and Snowspeeders, and a detailed interior of the rebel base, among other features. The only thing that could possibly top this is a layout of the final battle in Lord of the Rings: Return of the King. Any takers?

Badass LEGO Guns: The Movie

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

I wrote about the book ‘Badass LEGO Guns’ a little while ago. Now, the author has released a Youtube video of the titular weapons in action. The Warbeast seems to be particularly devastating when used on tiny LEGO brick houses and thin paper backgrounds.

Badass LEGO Guns

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

Badass LEGO Guns: Building Instructions for Five Working Guns by Martin Hudepohl is a pretty cool book. Using parts you’ll most likely have to custom order along with rubberbands and super glue, you can build any of five guns, from the semi-auto “Parabella” pistol to the fully automatic bullpup “Warbeast”, as seen on the cover. There’s also a neat butterfly knife called the “Magic Moth” available as well. If you have a bit of spare time, patience, and a love of LEGOs, then this might just be the next set of projects you could be looking for.

Lego Goes Halo?

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

Are you in anyway butthurt that the Halo property went to Mega Bloks instead of big kid of the block Lego? Yeah, unfortunately that’s not going to change any time soon. Luckily, with these custom-made weapons from brickarms, at the very least your personal army of minifigs can shoot like the Master Chief, if not look like him. The needler, plasma pistol, and energy sword are yours to command in a variety of colors, including cobalt, purple, gunmetal, silver, and transblue. Also available are a multitude of other weapons from all manner of fiction, each with a name generic enough to avoid copyright violations.

You can get yours at: http://www.brickarms.com/Default.aspx