New Release: M2A1 – 105mm Howitzer

M2A1 - 105mm Howitzer

About the M2A1 105mm Howitzer:

The M2A1 was the standard light howitzer of the US Army in World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War and was typically crewed by eight soldiers. Designated the M101A1 in the early 1960s, the gun’s main purpose was as anti-personnel artillery and was normally towed by a CCKW or M2 Half Track. Produced until 1953, the M2A1 remains in service around the world and was even used by the Canadian Military until 1997.

Model Statistics:

  • Designed by Daniel Siskind
  • 98 LEGO® elements
  • Posable tails
  • Gun elevates
  • Front armor panels
  • Full-color printed building instructions
  • 1/35th scale to match other Brickmania kits
  • Intermediate Skill Level (4–6 years building experience 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.

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New Release: T-34/85 – WW2 Russian Medium Tank

T-34/85 - WW2 Russian Medium Tank

About the T-34/85 – WW2 Russian Medium Tank:

First produced near the end of World War II, the creation of the T-34/85 leveled the playing field for the Red Army’s march to Berlin. Soon adopted as the Soviet Union’s primary medium tank, production in the Spring of 1943 totaled nearly 1,200 tanks per month. After WWII, the tank became widely produced once again as international tensions rose at the start of the Cold War. In March of 1950 the North Korean invasion of South Korea was led by a division of over 100 T-34/85s.

Specifications:

  • Weight: 30 tons
  • Crew: 4
  • Engine: V-12 diesel
  • Range: 185 km (114 mi)
  • Main Gun: 85 mm ZiS-S-53
  • Top Speed: 38 km/h (26 mph)

Additional information about this Brickmania® custom building kit:

Featuring an elevating gun and rotating turret, the Brickmania T-34/85 features both Soviet and North Korean Army stickers so you can customize your tank to the country of your choice. Complete with opening hatches on the top, front, and back, the model also features easy access to the engine compartment for builders to add their own customizations. Additionally, the model’s suspension and solid design make it a very swooshable model once completed.

Model Statistics:

  • Designed by John Canepa
  • 616 LEGO®, BrickArms®, Brick Warrior™, and Brickmania® elements
  • Russian Tank Commander minifigure
  • Full-color printed building instructions
  • High-quality sticker sheet
  • Additional printed elements
  • 1/35th scale to match other Brickmania kits
  • Recommended for Intermediate Level builders (4–6 years experience)

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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Restock: Modern US Army Rifleman

Modern US Army Rifleman

The United States Army was first established on June 14, 1775 by the Continental Congress. Primarily land-based, the Army rifleman has provided the backbone of armies throughout America’s unique military history.

This custom-printed minifigure by Brickmania features artwork inspired by the Army’s OCP (Operational Camouflage Pattern) and comes with a BrickArms MCH helmet and M4 TAC. Also featured is a dark tan Goggle Cover from Minifigcat.

LEGO and the LEGO Minifigure are trademarks of the LEGO Group, which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this site or these products.

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Restock: M1943 – 76mm Regimental Gun

M1943 - 76mm Regimental Gun

About the M1943 – 76mm Regimental Gun:

The Soviet-built 76mm Regimental Gun M1943 was an effective light field gun used mainly against enemy tanks and light fortifications. Developed in 1943, this gun was one of the most widely produced field guns during the war. It was later equipped with HEAT shells to help with its anti-armor capabilities.

Specifications:

  • Number built: 5122
  • Rate of fire: 10–12 rounds per minute
  • Maximum firing range: 2.6 mi (4.2 km)

About the M1943 – 76mm Regimental Gun:

The Soviet-built 76mm Regimental Gun M1943 was an effective light field gun used mainly against enemy tanks and light fortifications. Developed in 1943, this gun was one of the most widely produced field guns during the war. It was later equipped with HEAT shells to help with its anti-armor capabilities.

Specifications:

  • Number built: 5122
  • Rate of fire: 10–12 rounds per minute
  • Maximum firing range: 2.6 mi (4.2 km)

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Restock: Tiger I Ausf E – German Heavy Tank

Tiger I Ausf E - German Heavy Tank

About the Tiger I Ausf E – German Heavy Tank:

When the Axis powers turned their forces against Russia, Panzer III’s and IV’s were met by massive numbers of the new Soviet T-34 medium tank. The Panzertruppen found themselves outgunned and facing defeat unless they could be equipped with more powerful weapons. A new 50-ton heavy tank was to be produced, armed with an adaptation of the deadly 88mm antiaircraft gun and 100mm of frontal armor. The winning prototype was designed by Henschel (referred to as the Panzerkampfwagen VI, Tiger I Ausf H) and was ordered into production in July of 1942. The name was later changed to Panzerkampfwagen VI Ausf E, or Tiger E for short. The Tiger made its battlefield debut in September of 1942 and immediately proved effective at knocking out virtually any adversary within range.

Despite its 10:1 kill ratio against Allied tanks, the Tiger E could not stand up to the endless waves of T-34 and M4 Sherman tanks. The material cost of the Tiger program only allowed for roughly 1,800 to be produced when including all variants (Tiger B, Ferdinand/Elefant, Jagdtiger). Although few in number, several Tiger tank commanders were highly skilled in combat. Panzer Commander Michael Wittmann destroyed several hundred Allied tanks during the course of the war, earning him the title “Tiger Ace”. The Tiger E and its variants served the Panzertruppen on the European and African fronts until the end of the war.

Specifications:

  • Crew: 5
  • Armament: 8.8cm KwK 36 L/56, 2x 7.92mm machine guns
  • Engine: V12 Maybach HL230 P45 gasoline
  • Speed: 28 mph (45 km/h)
  • Range: 77.67 mi (125 km)

Features of this Brickmania™ Kit:

Our latest Tiger I has a fully rotating turret, posable main gun, opening hatches for commander, gunner, driver and radio operator. Smooth-running tracks work in conjunction with operable suspension. Custom-printed Panzer Commander minifigure, high-quality 3D printed muzzle brake, and BrickArms® MG34 machine gun are also included.

Model Statistics:

  • Overall model color is dark gray
  • Includes one custom-printed Panzer Commander minifigure
  •  High-quality sticker sheet with insignia and turret numbers
  • 707 LEGO®, Brickmania™ and BrickArms® elementsIncludes full-color, premium printed building instructions
  • 1/35th scale to match most other Brickmania™ kits
  • Intermediate Skill Level (4–6 years building experience 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.

 

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New Release: LeFH 18/40 – 10.5cm Light Howitzer

LeFH 18/40 - 10.5cm Light Howitzer

About the LeFH 18/40 10.5cm Light Howitzer (Ambush Camo):

Born from the German Army’s need for a lighter, more transportable howitzer, the 10.5 cm LeFH 18/40 first saw action in 1942 and continued service until the end of the war in 1945. Featuring a double-baffled muzzle brake, the LeFH 18/40 barrel and gun mount connected to a two-wheeled trailer with a split trail leg recoil system that doubled as a tow leg while in transport. Crewed by four to six soldiers, the LeFH 18/40 was capable of firing six to eight rounds per minute, with an effective range of nearly 14,000 yards.

Tow your LeFH 10/40 model behind the SdKfz 251 Ausf D or Opel Blitz just like the German Army!

Model Statistics:

  • Model Designed by Daniel Siskind
  • 80 LEGO®, BrickArms® and Brickmania™ Elements
  • Custom 3D printed muzzle brake
  • Foliage cover camo
  • Posable tails
  • Gun elevates
  • Full-color printed building instructions
  • 1/35th scale to match other Brickmania models
  • Recommended for Intermediate Level builders (4–6 years experience)

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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New Release: T-72a – Main Battle Tank

T-72a - Main Battle Tank

About the T-72a – Main Battle Tank:

Designed to be a mass produced main battle tank, the Soviet T-72a first entered service in 1973 as an alternative to the T-64. Equipped with a 125 mm smoothbore gun and a maximum fire rate of up to eight rounds per minute, the T-72a has been used by nearly 30 countries worldwide. During the Russo-Georgian War in 2008 a large number of T-72s were used by both sides, and in 2014 during the War in Donbass pro-Russian separatists also deployed T-72s, although the Russian Government claimed plausible deniability in regards to supplying the separatists with tanks and other military supplies.

Specifications:

  • Weight: 41 tons
  • Crew: 3
  • Engine: V-46 diesel
  • Range: 500 km (310 mi)
  • Main Gun: 125 mm smoothbore
  • Top Speed: 60 km/h (37 mph)

Additional information about this Brickmania® custom building kit:

Fully detailed, sturdy, and swooshable, the Brickmania® T-72a features a fully posable barrel with rotating turret, opening commander and gunner hatches, and rocking suspension. Armed with a DShK machine gun, builders can move their mount to the front or back of the tank’s main turret. True to the actual tank, this model includes extra fuel tanks, a breaker bar, a spotlight, and the iconic smoke launchers surrounding the main turret.

Model Statistics:

  • Designed by Cody Osell
  • 622 LEGO®, BrickArms®, Brick Warriors, and Brickmania® elements
  • Soviet Tanker Minifigure
  • BrickArms® DShK
  • Full-color printed building instructions
  • High-quality sticker sheet
  • Additional printed elements
  • 1/35th scale to match other Brickmania kits
  • Recommended for Intermediate Level builders (4–6 years experience)

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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Restock: Battle of the Bulge: Building instructions for World War II Models made from LEGO® Bricks,Spiral-Bound

Battle of the Bulge: Building instructions for World War II Models made from LEGO® Bricks

The Battle of the Bulge, sometimes known as “Hitler’s Last Desperate Gamble”, was a massive German offensive beginning in December of 1944. The Allies did not believe such an offensive was possible in the thick forest of the Ardennes region. As a result, the Allies were caught completely off-guard and the German advance created a “bulge” in their lines. German defeat would result from poor logistics and Allied resolve. This defeat in the Ardennes would cripple German ability to wage war and seal the end of the Third Reich in May 1945.

Battle of the Bulge: Building instructions for World War II Models made from LEGO® Bricks

Instructions included in this volume are:

Germans:

  • Schwimmwagen (updated with “Ambush Camouflage”)
  • SdKfz 234-2 Puma (updated with “Ambush Camouflage”)
  • Panzer IV L/70
  • Marder III ausf M
  • Panther Ausf G
  • Messerschmitt Bf-109 “Kurfurst”

USA:

  • WWII Jeep
  • WC56 KD Ambulance
  • GMC CCKW 2 1/2 Ton Cargo Truck
  • M3A1 Half Track
  • M18 Hellcat
  • M36 Jackson
  • P-51D Blue Nose

Bonus Extras:

  • Printed on heavy-weight glossy paper with a special lay-flat spiral binding
  • Also included is a vinyl sticker sheet with vehicle markings, insignia, and uniforms for 17 figures
  • Each model includes a parts list to help locate all of the parts needed to build your model
  • Beautiful full-color photographs throughout the book, filled with ideas for displaying your models

 

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Restock: Easy Eight – M4A3E8 Sherman Tank

Easy Eight - M4A3E8 Sherman Tank

About the Easy Eight – M4A3E8 Sherman Tank:

The name “Easy Eight” was the nickname for the final World War II production model of the famous Sherman tank. While never designed to battle heavy German armor, this model was more capable than the original Sherman tanks rolled out three years earlier. The Easy Eight contained key critical upgrades including a longer, high velocity 76mm gun and better armor. The nickname “Easy Eight” comes from the final two letters in its military designation, M4A3E8, which indicated an improved and heavier suspension system designed to deal with the extra weight of the new gun. This was effective at navigating the uneven terrain of the Ardennes Forest when in combat with intimidating German heavy tanks during the Battle of the Bulge.

The Easy Eight was the only Sherman to remain in American service following World War II, deployed in Korea until the development of the M46 Patton. The Easy Eight was also the basis of the famous Israeli “Super Shermans” which saw action well into the 1970s.

Specifications:

  • Crew: 5
  • Engine: Ford GAA 8-cylinder gasoline
  • Speed: 23 mph (37 km/h)
  • Range: 109 mi (175 km)
  • Armament: 76mm high-velocity gun, .50 caliber Browning M2, 2x .30-06 caliber machine guns

Features of the Easy Eight – M4A3E8 Sherman kit include:

The Brickmania team has updated our ever-popular Easy Eight kit with several new features. Significant upgrades include the addition of new custom weapons from BrickArms: new extra-long Easy Eight Gun Barrel, Easy Eight Muzzle Brake, and a Short .30 Caliber Machine Gun Barrel with Ball Joint. This model retains its smooth-running tracks, functional suspension, rotating turret, and four opening crew hatches. It also comes with the iconic BrickArms M2HB machine gun as standard equipment. For those looking to add an extreme flair to your Easy Eight model, we have also created the M4A3E8 Hollywood Add-On Pack.

Model Statistics:

  • Model is designed by Daniel Siskind
  • 1/35th scale to match other Brickmania models
  • Includes 727 genuine new-condition LEGO®, BrickArms® and Brickmania™ elements
  • Hand-injected custom weapons from BrickArms®
  • Three custom-printed tiles
  • Intermediate Skill Level (4–6 years experience with LEGO is recommended)
  • Includes full-color printed building instructions

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.


Easy Eight – M4A3E8 Sherman Tank Accessory

 

 

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Restock: GMC CCKW – 2 1/2 Ton Cargo Truck

GMC CCKW - 2 1/2 Ton Cargo Truck

About the CCKW – 2 1/2 Ton Cargo Truck:

The GMC CCKW 2 1/2 ton 6×6 Truck was the crucial piece of logistics hardware in the Allied arsenal during World War II. Examples include a long (164-inch) and short (145-inch) wheelbase. The short version was designed to tow 75mm and 105mm field artillery and the long version was typically used for personnel and cargo.

The famous “deuce and a half” saw service worldwide. The CCKW was the main transport vehicle for the famous Red Ball Express. Operated from August through November 1944, the Express was developed to deliver the required supplies to rapidly advancing Allied divisions. The route was essentially a one-way loop using existing roads in France.

Because of unit segregation, over 75% of the soldiers operating the convoys were African-American. Many had never driven a truck before. Despite receiving only a few hours of training, these men ensured the success of this logistics miracle. Operating 24 hours a day, they drove day and night on narrow roads through bad weather to deliver badly-needed supplies to the men at the front. It is estimated that over 900 trucks were moving on the Express at any given time. Around 5,400 trucks were involved in the operation, delivering over 400,000 tons.

By the end of production in 1945, 562,750 in all variants had been built.

Specifications:

  • Crew: 2
  • Speed: 45 mph (governed)
  • Engine: GMC 270 gasoline
  • Range: 200–300 miles

Additional information about this Brickmania building kit:

The CCKW – 2 1/2 Ton Cargo Truck kit comes with the following features

  • Brickmania Track Links
  • High-quality sticker sheet
  • Spare tire
  • Functional tailgate
  • 1/35th scale to match other Brickmania products

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.


Add-on packs for the GMC CCKW – 2 1/2 Ton Cargo Truck:

 

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