New Release: M3 Lee – WWII Allied Medium Tank
About the M3 Lee – WWII Allied Medium Tank:
Named after the well-known Civil War General Robert E. Lee. The M3 “Lee” and its variants were some of the first American tanks to enter World War II. Equipped with a reliable 340 horsepower Continental engine, the Lee was first deployed to England and the Soviet Union under the Lend-Lease program. When the Lee performed poorly against the Panzer III and IV tanks in North Africa, they were either repurposed as armored recovery vehicles or sent to less-active fronts. Many would be sent to the Pacific Theater as the Japanese did not have the same heavy armor deployed by the Germans.
Deployed to North Africa, its Continental engine performed well under the harsh desert climate. However, the inexperience of American troops against the forces of Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, and the complex operation of the Lee, resulted in heavy losses. The M3 Lee would eventually be replaced by the M4 Sherman in the European Theater.
- Crew: 6
- Engine: Continental R-975-EC2
- Speed: 26 mph (42 km/h)
- Range 125 miles (201 km)
- Armament: 75mm main gun, 37mm cannon, 2x Browning 1919A4 machine guns
Additional information about this Brickmania custom building kit:
The M3 Lee – WWII Allied Medium Tank kit comes with the following features
- Two custom-printed American tanker minifigures
- Rotating turret with machine gun cupola
- Operating hatches
- Fully-articulated Brickmania track links
- Detailed interior with engine
- BrickArms Tommy Gun
- Tools in rear compartments
- Designed by Daniel Siskind
- Includes 641 genuine new-condition LEGO®, BrickArms, and Brickmania elements
- 1/35 scale to match other Brickmania models
- Intermediate Skill Level (4-6 years of experience with LEGO is recommended)
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.