LVT-4 Amtrac: Amphibious Tractor Kit / Bonus Pack

LVT-4 Kit

Brickmania is proud to announce the next release in our Pacific Islands Campaign series!  And for a limited time it is now available with two bonus US Marines minifigs from Citizen Brick!

About the LVT-4 Amtrac:

The LVT (Landing Vehicle Tracked) was designed in response to an urgent need to provide mobile support vehicles to bring in the cargo equipment needed ashore during the Pacific island hopping campaign envisioned by US strategists for the defeat of Japan. The LVT was essentially a boat that could crawl on land using caterpiller tracks like a tank. Early LVTs were not armored, being intended mainly for the tansport of cargo. Experience during combat would show that the LVT was ideally suited for carrying combat troops directlyto shore, especially where coral reefs prevented boats from from being effective in this task. Design improvements soo followed and fire support variants and armor kits would soon be introduced. The LVT-4 was a decendant of the earlier LVT cargo transports, but had significant improvements, most noteably a ramp at the rear so that troops and cargo could be discharged directly onto the beach (rather than over the sides of the earlier versions) . Many LVT-4s were fitted with armor kits over the crew compartment and were generally fitted with 2-4 machine guns to provide suppressive fire onto the beach.  The LVT-4 could carry as many as 30 combat equipped troops, cargo and supplies, an artillery piece, or even a 1/4 ton 4×4 JEEP.

Additional information about this Brickmania custom Lego® kit:

The LVT-4 kit has the following features:

  • Fully articulated tractor treads
  • Two opening hatches on the crew compartment (two figures can be seated inside)
  • Opening ramp at the rear of the hill.
  • Cargo area big enough for many figures or a Brickmania “Durabuilder” JEEP
  • Includes two BrickArms M1919 machine guns
  • Sturdy construction for active play
  • 1/35 scale to match other Brickmania models.
  • Includes 640 genuine new-condition LEGO bricks and BrickArms elements
  • Comes with a signed and numbered certificate of authenticity
  • Intermediate Skill Level (4-6 years experience with LEGO is recommended)
  • LIMITED EDITION BONUS PACK includes two custom-printed US Marines mini-figures from Citizen Brick

All Brickmania model kits are made of new-condition LEGO bricks and this one includes compatable weapons by BrickArms. This model comes disassembled and includes completed printed building instructions and comes packaged in a sealed box. Check out the gallery below for more images of the LVT-4 kit from Brickmania.

This entry was posted by Dan.

13 thoughts on “LVT-4 Amtrac: Amphibious Tractor Kit / Bonus Pack

  1. Any way to track one of these down? I just purchased a 1944 LVT-4 (yep the real thing, all 35,000lbs of it) And this kit would be pretty fun as a desk item

    • There is an LVT on the schedule for August. Will most likely be the LVT-4(A) with the 75mm gun, rather than a re-issue of the LVT-4.

      • That’s pretty cool – will look forward to seeing it

        If you guys don’t do a re-release of the LVT-4 would you consider ever selling the plans and brick inventory to build one on my own?

    • These kits don’t stick around forever. We do have a couple of LVT’s in our retail store, but they will certainly sell out at World War Brick.

      • I messed up on the price. well are you going to release a version with no mini figures? I just think it is a bit too expensive for a guy looking to build a huge landing scene

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