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New Release: Marder III – SdKfz 139 – WWII German Tank Destroyer

Marder III - SdKfz 139 - WWII German Tank Destroyer

About the Marder III – SdKfz 139 – WWII German Tank Destroyer:

Designed as a stop-gap measure against Soviet tanks, the Marder (marten) series refers to a long line of lightly-armored tank destroyers. When it was discovered that German anti-tank weapons had difficulty penetrating Soviet armor, the Marder was the temporary solution until better German tanks could be deployed to the Eastern Front.

The Marder I and II were found to be inadequate against tanks like the T-34. The early Marder III was an anti-tank gun mounted on the Panzer 38(t) chassis. The early Marder was often outfitted with captured Soviet anti-tank guns. The crew quarters were not enclosed, exposing the men to the elements and attacks from above, such as in an urban setting. The Marder’s tall profile and thin armor made the tank destroyer an ideal target. The Marder continued to be refined for the duration of the war.

Specifications:

  • Crew: 4-5
  • Armament: 75mm PaK 36 (r) gun, 7.92mm machine gun
  • Engine: Praga water-cooled 6-cylinder gasoline
  • Speed: 25 mph (40 km/h)
  • Range: 118 miles (190 km)

Additional information about this Brickmania building kit:

The Marder III – SdKfz 139 – WWII German Tank Destroyer kit comes with the following features

  • Fully-articulated Brickmania Track Link™ treads
  • Elevating gun with opening breech
  • Room inside hull for driver
  • Includes one custom-printed minifigure with MP40 and Stahlhelm from BrickArms®
  • Three custom-printed national insignia elements
  • Overall tan color perfect for late-WWII dioramas

All Brickmania model kits are made of new-condition LEGO bricks. This model comes disassembled and includes complete printed building instructions and comes packaged in a sealed box. This is a limited-edition kit and production may be discontinued at any time.

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Restock: Panzer VIII Maus

Panzer VIII Maus

The Panzer VIII Maus was a super-heavy tank completed in late 1944. Five were originally ordered, but only two hulls and one turret were completed before the testing grounds were captured by the advancing Soviet forces.

Our kit is now back in stock. Visit the product page to read more about the Panzer VIII Maus.

Restock: WWII British Airman

WWII British Airman

This WWII British Airman features exclusive custom-printed artwork designed by Lando!

LEGO and the LEGO Minifigure are trademarks of the LEGO Group, which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this site or these products.

Restock: WWII German Dot-44 Panzer Commander

WWII German Dot-44 Panzer Commander

This WWII German Dot-44 Panzer Commander features exclusive custom-printed artwork designed by Lando!

LEGO and the LEGO Minifigure are trademarks of the LEGO Group, which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this site or these products.

New Release: WWII German Staff Car

WWII German Staff Car

About the WWII German Staff Car:

The use of military staff cars began during the First World War. Before the invention of the automobile (and the radio), commanders had to remain close to the front when directing troops. The invention of the automobile allowed military leaders to visit the front at their leisure, reducing the risk of harm.

Many German staff cars were custom-built for a specific person. The German companies Mercedes and Horch were often the choice of officials within the Third Reich. The cost of the vehicle was often associated with the importance of the person. Several custom staff cars were armored and contained secret compartments for weapons. The 1939 Horch 930v V8 model was one example of a staff car used by German officials during the war. The total destruction of the German cities in 1945 means that very few of these vehicles still survive today, thus making them extremely valuable to collectors.

Specifications:

  • Make and Model: Horch 930v
  • Engine: V8 3823cc 3.8 L
  • Transmission: 4-speed manual

Additional information about this Brickmania building kit:

The WWII German Staff Car kit comes with the following features

  • Custom-printed German driver minifigure
  • Brick Forge® Garrison Cap with Cockade
  • Custom-printed elements
  • Opening doors
  • High quality sticker pack

All Brickmania model kits are made of new-condition LEGO bricks. This model comes disassembled and includes complete printed building instructions and comes packaged in a sealed box. This is a limited-edition kit and production may be discontinued at any time.

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New Release: Semovente Da 75/18 – Self Propelled Gun

Semovente Da 75/18 - Self Propelled Gun

About the Semovente Da 75/18 – Self Propelled Gun:

Based on the German StuG design, the Italian Semovente Da 75/18 was a self-propelled gun primarily deployed in North Africa and Sicily during World War II. Although produced in small numbers, the Semovente had relative success in North Africa against Allied tanks such as the M3 Lee or M4 Sherman. It was also used as indirect, short-range artillery support.

Built on the chassis of the M 14/41 tank, the Semovente suffered from some mechanical and overheating problems along with an extremely cramped crew compartment. Like other Italian armor, it was never produced in large enough quantities to influence the Allied advance. After the surrender of Italy in 1943, Germany seized the remaining Semovente and continued the campaign in Italy.

Specifications:

  • Crew: 3
  • Range: 143 mi (230 km)
  • Maximum speed: 20 mph (32 km/h)
  • Engine: Fiat SPA 8T V8 diesel
  • Armament: 75mm main cannon, 44 rounds
  • Radio: Marelli RF 1 CA

Additional information about this Brickmania building kit:

The Semovente Da 75/18 – Self Propelled Gun kit comes with the following features

  • 360-degree custom-printed minifigure with two facial expressions
  • Four opening hatches
  • Posable gun and antenna
  • Articulated Brickmania Track Links™
  • Removable crew compartment for easy access

All Brickmania model kits are made of new-condition LEGO bricks. This model comes disassembled and includes complete printed building instructions and comes packaged in a sealed box. This is a limited-edition kit and production may be discontinued at any time.

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New Release: M4 Sherman – Allied Medium Tank (2018)

M4 Sherman - Allied Medium Tank (2018)

About the M4 Sherman:

Perhaps the best known Allied tank during World War II, the M4 Sherman was designed to replace the M3 Lee. Named for the eccentric Union General William T. Sherman, the Sherman medium tank was mass produced to help offset better-armed German tanks such as the Tiger and Panther. The American war machine produced over 50,000 Sherman tanks between 1941-1945.

The Sherman chassis was used for several dozen different variants. Among these variants, several were specialized for mine clearance, rocket battery, or as a self-propelled howitzer. The standard M4 Sherman was equipped with a Continental R975 gasoline-powered engine and could achieve a top speed of 21 miles per hour. Stock Sherman examples were armed with two machine guns and a 75mm cannon, the Sherman could handle all but the heaviest German tanks. Although they struggled against German armor, the Allies found success in overwhelming the slower German tanks by often deploying five or more Sherman tanks against the same target.

The Sherman was also deployed during the Korean War but was eventually replaced by the M46 Patton.

Specifications:

  • Engine: Continental R975 C1 radial petrol
  • Speed: 21 mph (34 km/h)
  • Range 120 mi (193 km)
  • Crew: 5
  • Armament: 75mm main cannon, 2x 7.62mm machine guns
  • Radio: SCR 508

Additional information about this Brickmania building kit:

The M4 Sherman – Allied Medium Tank kit comes with the following features

  • Custom-printed minifigure
  • High-quality sticker sheet
  • Simulated suspension
  • Rotating turret with BrickArms® M2HB machine gun
  • Space for two crewmen in hull
  • Articulating hull 50 cal BrickArms® machine gun
  • Articulated Brickmania® Track Links™

All Brickmania model kits are made of new-condition LEGO bricks. This model comes disassembled and includes complete printed building instructions and comes packaged in a sealed box. This is a limited-edition kit and production may be discontinued at any time.

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Celebrate Brickmania’s 2nd Anniversary at Woodfield Mall!

Brickmania's 2nd Anniversary at Woodfield Mall

All day June 15th and June 16th, we’ll have discounts and specials, free products and exclusive offers!

Stop by from 7 PM to 11 PM on Friday or 10 AM to 2 PM on Saturday to meet some Brickmania designers. They’ll even sign your kits and books for you!

Visit the event page to see all the specials and find out more!

New Release: M1 Steel Pot Helmets With Ranks

M1 Steel Pot Helmets With Ranks

Equip your American troops with these new custom-printed BrickArmsⓇ helmets from Brickmania! These helmets feature several historically accurate insignias attributed to American forces during World War II.

Among the individual helmets, the builder will find several unique features – “distressed” artwork that simulates hand-painted and battle-worn insignia (1st and 2nd Lieutenant, Chaplain) and texture-printed insignia (Captain and Lieutenant General). All helmets feature a texture-printed helmet strap.

You can check them out in the store today!

They Fought To Liberate and To End Conquest: Marking the 74th Anniversary of the D-Day Invasion

One of the climatic scenes of the Second World War, the D-Day invasion of June 6, 1944 is still remembered today for the bravery and heavy sacrifice by American, British, and Canadian troops. Both in the air and on the ground, men struggled to wrestle Western Europe away from the grip of Nazism. A logistical phenomenon, the invasion coordinated thousands of warships, planes, landing craft, and men to storm the beaches of Normandy.

This year marks the 74th anniversary of this historic event. The generation that fought the war is fading away. It is our obligation to preserve the memory of this momentous episode for future generations. By remembering those who gave their lives to defeat tyranny and oppression, we are reminded that liberty often comes at a great price.

“They fight not for the lust of conquest. They fight to end conquest. They fight to liberate.”

– President Franklin D. Roosevelt, radio broadcast, June 6, 1944


Honoring D-Day 74th Anniversary

Today through Sunday June 10th, we’re offering 15% off storewide* with the coupon code OVERLORD. Just enter that code when you check out on our website, or show this email to an associate to save at one of our retail locations.

Click here to visit the store.

*Discount not valid on Brickmania Elite Membership enrollment.

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