We’re making Brickmania Track Links as a realistic-looking & affordable tank tread solution for military modelers using LEGO® bricks.
Brickmania has been successfully producing custom building kits using LEGO® brand bricks for many years. Our most popular models are those that fall outside of the official product lines, including historically accurate military subjects, particularly tanks and armored vehicles. While we as builders have all greatly benefited by an ever-expanding parts pallet being developed by The LEGO Company (as well as after-market customizers), no one, not even The LEGO Company, has produced a high-quality, functioning, and historically accurate caterpillar track. That is, until now. Introducing Brickmania Track Links™.
Prototype mold test links. Made by our designers for proof of concept. Actual production links will have a more refined appearance.
Brickmania has teamed up with an experienced plastic parts designer and reputable injection molding company, and have come up with a design for a new caterpillar track that will be functional, compatible, and easy to create future variants. The first two tracks will be available in both single width (1 LEGO brick wide) and double width (2 LEGO bricks wide) and have a chevron pattern found on many American and Allied tanks and armored vehicles. They will be injection molded with black ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene), the same plastic The LEGO Company uses to manufacture LEGO bricks, and will be packaged in bags of 100 links (enough to make a small armored vehicle). Brickmania Track Links™ will be 100% manufactured in the USA.
Brickmania Track Links will come in two different widths: Single and double (single is the same width as a LEGO brick, double is twice as wide).
Creating such complex parts in ABS requires a very elaborate set of injection molds to be made. Brickmania has already laid the groundwork for the mold design and we are ready to have them manufactured. Our mold maker has offered us a considerable discount to have molds for both tracks sizes made at the same time. They will, however, still be very expensive to have made, but the savings over doing them one mold at a time is significant. The design for these molds will actually lay the groundwork for additional patterns of track links that we will be able to produce at a later date.
Tracks will come in convenient bags of 100 links, enough to make a small tank or tractor.
We here at Brickmania have always prided ourselves at being completely self-funded through the success of our products. The up-front expense of complex mold making, however, extends us fiscally beyond anything we have previously attempted. Rather than stretching our financial resources to their limit, we are asking our supporters help give us a jump start on the most expensive portion of the project.
In return for your support in this project, Brickmania has set up numerous project rewards, starting with a token amount of the finished product, up to the chance to command your own play armies comprised of exclusive custom LEGO® kits, designed by Brickmania’s master builder Daniel Siskind. Once the project is funded, a series of stretch goals will be introduced, opening up an even broader range of reward options (alternate colors, additional bonus figures, and more).
NOTE: LEGO® is a registered trademark of the LEGO® Group of companies, who does not officially endorse or support this project.
For pledge prices see the Kickstarter page.
Germany 1945 Diorama
Vietnam 1968 Diorama
NOTE: Images of these exclusive kits are shown WITHOUT the Brickmania Track Links™, but WILL include them in the final versions. The kits shown are EXCLUSIVE to this Kickstarter campaign and will not be offered anywhere else.