M8 Greyhound Light Armored Scout Car – A Super Premium Re-issue
Each year we re-release very limited batch of one or two “classic” Brickmania kits. We recently stumbled across as cache of the figures used in the original kit, which developed into the idea of a limited re-release. The over-all color scheme of this vehicle is the old dark gray color that LEGO discontinued in 2004. The bricks that make up these kits are in as close to new condition as we could obtain—most pulled from our own stash of never-been-used bricks. The packaging and instructions are identical to the original version released in July 2010. Only 120 of the original “old” dark gray kits were released before production changed over to the “new” dark gray bricks just a few months later.
The M8 Light Armored Car was an American made reconnaissance vehicle and tank destroyer made by the Ford Motor Company during World War II. It is a 6×6 wheeled vehicle, with a crew of four and armed with a 37mm anti-tank gun mounted on a central turret. While they were generally considered under-armed against German tanks, and were reported to have poor off-road handling, they were superbly suited as fast reconnaissance vehicles on the roads of Western Europe. The M8 also saw duty in the Pacific theater, where their 37mm guns could easily knock out more lightly armored Japanese tanks. M8’s in British service were referred to as the Greyhound, which has become universally synonymous with the M8 in modern times. Only 20 kits were made in this batch, which is likely to be the last one ever!
Additional information about this Brickmania custom Lego® kit:
The M8 “Greyhound” 6×6 Light Armored Scout Car has the following features:
- Fully rotating turret with elevating main gun assembly
- Opening hatches for the drivers’ and engine compartments
- 4x LEGO minifugres with BrickArms M1 Steel Pot Helmets
- 1/35 scale to match other Brickmania models
- Includes 351 genuine new-condition LEGO bricks and BrickArms elements
- Over-all color scheme is the same old dark gray color of the original Brickmania kits
- Comes with a signed and numbered certificate of authenticity
- Intermediate Skill Level (4-6 years experience with LEGO is recommended)
All Brickmania model kits are made of new-condition LEGO bricks and this one includes compatible accessories by BrickArms. This model comes disassembled and includes complete full color printed building instructions, signed certificate of authenticity, and comes packaged in a sealed box. This is a limited edition kit and no further production is planned.