Growing Our Library

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Restock: Starship Doctor

Starship Doctor

He’s a doctor. Not a moonshuttle conductor, not a bricklayer, not a coal miner, not a mechanic, not an engineer, and definitely not an escalator. He’s a surgeon, not a psychiatrist. A good one, one of the best. Good enough to deal with biologically aggressive space anomalies, terrifying transporter accidents, xenoparasites, and vectors of disease never imagined. Every crewmember‘s life is precious, but a good doctor can save their lives, time and time again.

This figure features:

  • Custom Digitally Printed Front and Back, and Arms
  • Comes with Custom Digitally Printed (In-House) BrickArms Classic Medscanner

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

Click here to pick up your very own Starship Doctor custom minifig today!

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Building On the Past: X-15

X-15 Rocket Plane

Mounted under the wing of a B-52, the X-15 Rocket Plane carried one pilot and 18,000 pounds of fuel, a mixture of liquid oxygen and anhydrous ammonia. Once the X-15 detached from the B-52, the pilot had seconds to light the engine. Every minute the plane dropped 4,000 feet.

Once the engine ignited, the X-15 burned through its entire fuel load in only 80 seconds. In that time, the pilot took the aircraft to elevations reaching space flight, sometimes as high as 354,000 feet. Plane and pilot would also reach speeds approaching Mach 6.7 (4,250 mph), twice as fast as a bullet fired from an M16.

When the X-15 re-entered the atmosphere, it could reach 2,400 degrees Fahrenheit (1,316 degrees Celsius). This data would assist future mission planners with creating safe re-entry procedures for the Mercury, Apollo, and Space Shuttle programs. Two X-15 pilots did later benefit from this data: Neil Armstrong and Joe Engle. Armstrong participated in both the Gemini and Apollo programs; Engle commanded the Space Shuttle Columbia.

Restock: Modern Marine Rifleman

Modern Marine Rifleman

The United States Marine Corps has a long and proud history of serving the United States, going back to 1775. US Marines fought at notable battles in both world wars, including Belleau Wood in 1918 and Iwo Jima in 1945.

The Modern Marine Rifleman has artwork inspired by MARPAT camouflage and comes with a BrickArms Black M4 TAC and Dark Tan Minifig Cat Goggle Cover.

Click here to get your own custom Modern Marine Rifleman minifigure today!

New Release: AH-1Z Viper – Zulu Cobra Attack Helicopter

AH-1Z Viper - Zulu Cobra Attack Helicopter

About the AH-1Z Viper – Zulu Cobra Attack Helicopter:

An early manufacturer of military and civilian helicopters, the company Bell has designed aircraft for the U.S. military for 70 years, beginning with the H-13 Sioux or “M.A.S.H.” helicopter. Developed in the 21st century, the AH-1Z “Viper” is a variant on the AH-1Z Super Cobra. This attack helicopter can be equipped with a wide variety of weapons, including AIM-9 air-to-air missiles and Hellfire anti-tank missiles.

The Viper is currently deployed with American forces in Afghanistan. The United States Marine Corps intends to deploy the AH-1Z until 2030.


  • Engine: 2x General Electric T-700-GE-401C turboshafts
  • Speed: 209 mph (337km/h)
  • Crew: 2
  • Range: 264 mi (425 km)
  • Armament: 20 mm cannon, AGM 114/B/C anti-tank missiles, AIM-9 air-to-air missiles

Additional information about this Brickmania custom building kit:

The AH-1Z Viper – Zulu Cobra Attack Helicopter kit comes with the following features

  • Fully redesigned Cobra gunship airframe
  • Two custom-printed minifigure pilots
  • Custom-printed elements
  • High-quality sticker sheet with current U.S.M.C. markings
  • 591 LEGO®, BrickArms® and Minifig.Cat elements
  • Load-Out Weapons Pack sold separately
  • 1/35th scale to match other Brickmania models

Also available: Viper Load-Out – Weapons Pack for AH-1Z Viper

Viper Load-Out - Weapons Pack for AH-1Z Viper

Click here to pick your own own AH-1Z Viper – Zulu Cobra Attack Helicopter kit today!


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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.

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Building On the Past: Vostok 1 and Yuri Gagarin

Vostok 1 - With R-7 Rocket

As Yuri Gagarin left the Earth’s atmosphere, his achievement built upon an incredible, 60-year technological journey. Gagarin’s historic flight was the direct result of decades of development beginning with the rickety aircraft of World War I, moving onto the V-1 rockets of Germany and into the Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBM) of the Cold War. After World War II, these missiles became the focal point of world affairs as the United States and the Soviet Union continued to build up bigger and bigger arsenals.

The R-7 rocket that carried Gagarin and Vostok 1 into space was originally one such ICBM. The spacecraft Vostok 1 was mounted on top of the massive rocket and on April 12, 1961, Gagarin was the first human being to enter orbit. The same rockets that were designed for destruction were now contributing to one of the greatest accomplishments in human history. Gagarin was only 27 years old when he made his incredible journey into space. Gagarin’s journey helped encourage a new age of space exploration that continues today.

An interesting fact is that the same launchpad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome from which Gagarin made his historic flight is still used today to send astronauts to the International Space Station in Soyuz capsules.

Mad Minute: Save 20% With Code BORNMAD Today!

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Save 20% on your whole order, now through Sunday, September 16th! Just enter coupon code BORNMAD when checking out on our site, or show this post to the associate to save at one of our retail locations.

You can even use this coupon to take an additional 20% off the sale prices of all of our Space Race sets! Click here to see the full Space Race kits and accessories selection.

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