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New Release: WWII German Kursk Machine Gunner

WWII German Kursk Machine Gunner

Considered the largest tank battle in history, Kursk was a melee of massive metal monsters. Machine gunners in the battle provided infantry support, defending key positions such as bridges and town centers.

This custom minifigure features:

  • Texture printed ammo belt on front and back of torso
  • Oak Leaf Spring camo on torso and helmet
  • Simulated “Feldgrau” color printing on legs
  • BrickArms® MG42 with brass bullet links and tripod
  • Exclusive Brickmania artwork designed and printed in house

This custom LEGO® minifigure is available in our store now!

Also available, our custom WWII German Kursk Soldier minifigure:

WWII German Kursk Soldier

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

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New Release: Panther – Panzerkampfwagen V Ausf D

Panther - Panzerkampfwagen V Ausf D

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About the Panther – Panzerkampfwagen V Ausf D:

After the beginning of Operation Barbarossa in 1941, as German Panzers streamed across the Soviet Union, they were slowed by the appearance of a Soviet tank, the new T-34. The Germans found the Panzer IV’s low-velocity 75mm gun lacking against the T-34. A mildly panicked German High Command ordered the development of a new tank to combat this threat: Enter the Panzerkampfwagen V, better known as the “Panther”.

The Panther was deployed as a medium tank on all German fronts from mid-1943 to the war’s end in 1945. The Panther is often categorized into three major variants: Ausf. A, D, and G. Small adjustments were made between variants, including improvements to the commander’s cupola and the addition of a hull machine gun. The Ausf. G variant (1944) saw a complete overhaul of the hull to provide the tank with better survivability.

While having essentially the same Maybach engine as the Tiger I, the Panther had more efficient frontal hull armor and better gun penetration. The trade-off was weaker side armor, which made it vulnerable to flanking fire. Despite being classified as a medium tank by the Germans, the Panther’s weight was comparable to that of the heaviest Allied tanks.

Considered one of the best tanks in WWII for its excellent firepower and protection, its reliability was less impressive. When the Panther first deployed at Kursk, many broke down and were abandoned by their crews. Among those recovered, the complex engineering made the Panther difficult and time consuming to repair. Much like many other German tanks, the Panther outperformed comparable Allied tanks in combat — when it was actually functioning. Its high velocity 75mm main cannon and excellent maneuverability had no trouble dealing with both the T-34 and M4 Sherman.

Over 6000 Panthers in all variants were produced during the war. Despite their excellent performance, the Panthers and their crews were simply overwhelmed by the sheer number of Allied tanks produced — roughly 50,000 of both the M4 Sherman and T-34. This numerical advantage coupled with the loss of experienced tank crews in 1944-45 contributed to the eventual fall of the Third Reich.

Specifications:

  • Weight: 44 tons
  • Crew: 5
  • Front armor: 80mm
  • Main armament: 1 x 7.5 cm KwK 42 L/70
  • Secondary armament: 7.92 mm MG34 machine gun (2x on later models)
  • Engine: V-12 petrol Maybach HL230 P30
  • Maximum operational range: 160 mi (250 km)
  • Speed: 28 mph (45 km/h)

Additional information about this Brickmania building kit:

The Panther – Panzerkampfwagen V Ausf D kit comes with the following features

  • Accurately detailed early production Panther tank
  • Hull can be opened to access detailed driver and engine compartments
  • Opening hatches for drivers, commander, and engine compartment
  • Contains numerous custom-printed elements
  • Includes three premium custom-printed Panther crewman minifigures
  • Hull-mounted BrickArms MG34 machine gun
  • Comes with full-body camouflage sticker sheets
  • 1/35 scale to match other Brickmania models

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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.

Restock: QF 13 Pounder – With Limber and Soldiers

QF 13 Pounder - With Limber and Soldiers

Considered a light field gun, the 13 Pounder was highly mobile and could maintain a high rate of fire. Their mobility made them well-suited as a support weapon for cavalry divisions. During the first months of the Great War, they were widely deployed to help slow the German offensive.

Grab your own Brickmania QF 13 Pounder – With Limber and Soldiers kit today!

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.

Restock: Bruno – 28 cm SK L/40 Railway Gun

Bruno - 28 cm SK L/40 Railway Gun

Sometimes known as the Amiens Gun, the 28cm SK L/40 Railway Gun “Bruno” was produced by Germany within a series of monstrous artillery weapons. These huge weapons often had a range of twenty miles or more, making them both formidable weapons and top priority targets for opposing armies.

Our custom LEGO® kit version of the Bruno is back in stock now. Pick up your own today!

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.

Brickmania TV: Panther – Panzerkampfwagen V Ausf D

Take a look at Dan and Lando discussing our new kit – the Panther – Panzerkampfwagen V Ausf D – in this episode of Brickmania TV!

Official release date is Monday, August 13, 2018. Order here:
Panther – Panzerkampfwagen V Ausf D
WWII German Kursk Machine Gunner

Restock: Panzerjäger Tiger (P) Ferdinand – German Heavy Tank Destroyer and Action Pack

Panzerjäger Tiger (P) Ferdinand - German Heavy Tank Destroyer

Named the Ferdinand after the founder of Porsche, the Panzerjäger Tiger (P) – German Heavy Tank Destroyer was equipped with the PaK 43/2 L/71 88mm cannon, a longer version of the 88mm cannon fitted to the Tiger. Our custom kit is back in stock now, and we’ve even restocked the Ferdinand Action Pack which comes with full-body camouflage stickers and a prototype muzzle brake:

Ferdinand Action Pack

Pick up your own Ferdinand and Action Pack today!

Brickmania SitRep – 10 August 18

Watch our social media channels for auction announcements next week!

Welcome back Brickmaniacs! We have our weekly SitRep video for you. Here’s what’s in this episode:

New things:
GMC CCKW – 2 1/2 Ton Cargo Truck
Bomb Loader – Pack for CCKW
Canvas Bed Cover – Pack for CCKW
Canvas Cab Cover and Winch – Pack for CCKW
Bofors – 40mm Automatic Gun M1
WWII Red Ball Express Driver
– SOLD OUT 40mm Ammunition Crate
WWII USAAF Ground Crewman
WWII Jeep With US Airborne Soldier

Sneak peeks:
Panther – Panzerkampfwagen V Ausf D
Pak 40 – Anti-Tank Gun
WWII German Kursk Machine Gunner

Restocks:
All restocks in the video can be found on our website.

Get free shipping on your order! In the USA over $75 and international over $150.

Check out upcoming Brickmania events.

Restock: Starship Navigator

Starship Navigator

Pick up your very own Brickmania Starship Navigator custom LEGO® minifigure, responsible for plotting a safe course through treacherous solar systems, asteroid belts, nebuli, and dreaded space debris.

This Starship Navigator features exclusive custom-printed artwork designed by John Canepa.

Additional Starship Kits and Minifigures

Starship Captain with Command Chair to lead your crew

Starship Captain with Command Chair

Our Starship Bridge is the ultimate custom interstellar building kit

Starship Bridge

And you need a Starship Red Shirt to run interference for your getaway

Starship Red Shirt

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

Restock: P-51B Mustang – Long-Range Bomber Escort

P-51B Mustang - Long-Range Bomber Escort

Our P-51B Mustangs are back in stock. Get yours today before they sell out again!

World War II pushed aircraft design to new levels never before seen in history. As one of the better-known aircraft to come out of WWII, the P-51B Mustang is a part of the larger Mustang line of escort fighter aircraft. These second-generation Mustangs were a vast improvement over the previous model. Equipped with a Packard Rolls Royce Merlin V-1650-7 engine, this variant could outpace the previous design by one hundred miles per hour at its service ceiling.

Given its speed, range and maneuverability, the Mustang was capable of adequately protecting Allied heavy bombers on their missions. Although Allied bombers were equipped with defensive machine guns, these proved to be inadequate as bomber casualty rates climbed over thirty percent. The Mustang as an escort aircraft proved to be an effective defense of slow-moving bombers.

Click to buy a Brickmania P-51B Mustang from store.

Other Brickmania Kits to Accompany Your P-51B Mustang

Fuel your P-51B with the Bedford QLC – Fuel Bowser:

Bedford QLC - Fuel Bowser

Add a few RAF Ground Crewmen to mind the airfield:

WWII RAF Ground Crewman

Deliver aircraft parts and weapons with a GMC CCKW:

GMC CCKW - 2 1/2 Ton Cargo Truck

Repair your plane with a USAAF Ground Crewman or two:

WWII USAAF Ground Crewman

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.

New Release: Add-On Packs for the GMC CCKW – 2 1/2 Ton Cargo Truck

 

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When we released the newest design of the classic GMC CCKW 2 1/2 ton cargo truck, we put together some add-on packs to give you total control over customizing your new kit. Here’s a little bit about each of those sets.

Canvas Bed Cover

Canvas Bed Cover - Pack for CCKW (BKM2191)

In 1943, the canvas bed cover or “soft top” replaced the hard metal covers on the CCKW. The canvas cover allowed more trucks to be shipped via naval convoys and reduced the overall weight of the vehicle. This also allowed for easy installation and removal of the cover, as the CCKW was commonly fitted with specialization attachments.

Our Canvas Bed Cover kit features:

  • Brickmania custom fabric bed cover
  • Brick-built support frame for the cover

Canvas Cab Cover and Winch

Canvas Cab Cover and Winch - Pack for CCKW (BKM2191)

Accidents and collisions were common on the Red Ball Express. Several versions of the CCKW were outfitted with a winch to assist with vehicle recovery, such as pulling a truck out of a ditch. The canvas cab cover was designed to reduce truck size for shipping and provided a bit of shade for the drivers on their long trips inland.

Canvas Cab Cover and Winch kit features:

  • BrickArms M2HB
  • Brickmania custom fabric cab cover
  • Bumper winch with string
  • High-quality custom stickers

Bomb Loader

Bomb Loader - Pack for CCKW (BKM2191)

The M27 Bomb Service Truck was a CCKW variant outfitted to help load heavy bombs for aircraft. After moved into place by a dolly on a track, the bomb hoist would lift the ordnance. The hoist was mounted on a steel I-beam that allowed it to slid the bomb into the truck. The process was reversed at the airfield, loading it directly into the bay doors of an Allied bomber.

Our Bomb Loader kit features:

  • Bomb loader hoist
  • Bomb loader cart
  • Bomb

If you didn’t get one of your own yet, buy a CCKW soon before we sell out!

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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