Is it wrong that I think this treaded engine of death is adorable? Apparently, the M8 is a real vehicle from World War II, but that stubby little cannon is really rather cute. Keep ‘em rolling, Captain Eugene.
LEGO World War II models on The Brothers Brick | Page 3
From sprawling dioramas depicting the invasion of Normandy to full-scale LEGO aircraft carriers and battleships, the Second World War is a frequent subject among LEGO builders fascinated by the conflict’s history, people, and weaponry. Here on The Brothers Brick, you’ll find everything from LEGO M4 Shermans and Tiger tanks lumbering across the landscape to F4U Corsairs, P-51 Mustangs, and Mitsubishi Zeros patrolling the skies.
On November 21, 1916, HMHS Britannic struck a German mine and sank, following the fate of her sister ship Titanic. Rob H. (rh1985moc) has honored the memory of this ill-fated World War I hospital ship with a microscale rendition in LEGO. Of course, Britannic and Titanic weren’t the only ships commissioned by the White Star Continue reading →
Our Polish friends over at Klocki remind us that Poland is currently observing the 70th anniversary of the September Campaign, when Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union both invaded, divided, and annexed the country between them. Ciamek (Piglet on MOCpages) recreates a German propaganda photo that implied how weak and ineffectual Polish resistance was, as Continue reading →
Dan Siskind of BrickMania has just announced that his next custom kit is available for pre-order — the M4A3(76)W VVSS Sherman Tank. I’d never bought any custom LEGO kits from somebody else, but I bought two of Dan’s kits a few months ago. I couldn’t have been more pleased. They’re well-designed, interesting to build (well, Continue reading →
Ciamek (Piglet) has incorporated his Polish PZL P.11c fighter into an interesting diorama that tells a fascinating story. Stanisław Skalski was a Polish fighter ace during World War II, credited with 18-22 victories over Axis forces. Escaping to the UK after the Nazi/Soviet invasion of Poland, Skalski later even commanded an RAF squadron. Click the Continue reading →
Ciamoslaw Ciamek gets a head start on commemorations for the 70th anniversary of the September Campaign (the invasion of Poland by both Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union) with a Polish PZL P.11c fighter. The PZL P.11.c has the distinction of being the first Allied plane to shoot down Axis aircraft during World War II. Continue reading →
With the second LEGO Military Contest wrapping up tomorrow, it seems that it’s a week for planes. Motor.On‘s entry is the Douglas C-47 Dakota transport, used by Allied forces during World War II and the Berlin Airlift.
Ralph Savelsberg (Mad physicist) proves once again that he’s one of the best LEGO aircraft builders with this B-26 “Marauder” bomber from World War II. An entry for the second LEGO Military contest on Flickr, and has working landing gear and bomb bay doors. I also realized recently that we’ve never properly blogged Ralph’s minifig-scale Continue reading →
The sky’s the limit with KV Draugaer’s Focke-Wulf. Its quite a faithful reproduction and looks really swooshable too! I want to grab it and go running around the house making engine noises…
The most frequent question we get from LEGO builders is How do I get blogged? But for all of you out there who read The Brothers Brick to see what we builders do, one of your most common questions is “Where can I buy that?” The answer is usually “You can’t.” Daniel Siskind of BrickMania Continue reading →
In a feat of LEGO naval engineering rivaled only by Malle Hawking’s USS Harry S Truman and Ed Diment’s HMS Hood, Jumpei Mitsui (JunLEGO) completed his World War II battleship Yamato today. LEGO battleship Yamato has some very impressive specifications: Length: 6.6 meters (22 feet) from bow to stern Width: 1 meter (3 feet) at Continue reading →
Ralph Savelsberg (Mad Physicist) has made a wonderful model of the De Havilland Mosquito used by the RAF in World War II. His proportions and clever cockpit designs (as well as the special working features) are what really make Ralph’s planes stand out from the usual offerings.
Daniel Siskind (Brickmania) recently posted this awesome M3 Grant Medium Tank from World War II, in British 7th Armored Division (“Desert Rats”) markings: The handlebars on the wheels are a nice touch, and notice the tan Brodie helmet prototypes from BrickArms on the side. By the way, this should come as good news for all Continue reading →
Will Chapman from BrickArms took the summer off from work to try focusing exclusively on custom minifig accessories. Starting with BrickWorld 2008 in June, each LEGO convention has revealed more and more new products and prototypes. Thanks to the extra time he has now, Will has been churning out more prototypes in his garage than Continue reading →
We mentioned the new accessories from BrickArms during BrickCon, and picked them up at their booth the moment they opened. The newly released M21 Sniper Rifle isn’t substantially different from the hand-molded prototype we previewed a few months ago, but it’s great to see the final version in production. My M21 is being put to Continue reading →