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Author Topic: Lego Guns - with video of working Lego Lee Enfield sniper rifle  (Read 5136 times)

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A working sniper rifle built out of Legos by Jack Streat on MOCpages.

How cool is that?  More details and LOTS of pictures at http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/97142

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This is by far the best rifle I have ever made. It is a working magazine-fed rifle in bolt-action configuration, with detachable magazines, sniper scope and bi-pod

You can see a video here that explains all of what I'm about to say

'Bolt action' means that every time you want to load a round, you flick the bolt lever up, pull it backwards, push it forwards again and flip it down. By doing this you will extract a 1x4 brick from the magazine, pull back the 'hammer' (rubber band), insert the brick into the chamber and hook the rubber band onto the back of it.

Bolt-action rifles were one of the first types of repeating rifle, along with the pump-action and lever-action. They were used in WWI and WWII, as they are reliable and easy to use.

This rifle has a sniper scope, bi-pod stand and 2 8-round magazines. The stand is collapsible and detachable and clips onto the front of the barrel. When it collapses the legs are parallel with the barrel.
The sniper scope looks authentic, but when you aim with it you actually look through a small hole underneath the scope, as I couldn't make the actual scope hollow.

The mechanism is a pretty simple one, and because of this hardly ever jams.

He's also built LEGO models of a CTAR-21, G36, SA80 and an HK416 (as used by SEALs and DEVGRU type bad@$$es like those who took down Bin Laden).  They can all be seen at the first link above.

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Re: Lego Guns - with video of working Lego Lee Enfield sniper rifle
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2011, 07:29:42 PM »
That's so incredibly cool!  My 12 year old son is drooling right now.

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Re: Lego Guns - with video of working Lego Lee Enfield sniper rifle
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2011, 09:54:33 PM »
Great, another something that I'm going to have kicking around in my head until I have my own.  Very cool.

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Re: Lego Guns - with video of working Lego Lee Enfield sniper rifle
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2012, 11:50:55 AM »
It looks like Jack's book is causing a bit of a stir.

Via NRA-ILA:


LEGO Gun Book Causes Online Tizzy
May 18, 2012
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Parents preoccupied with creating a conflict-free Utopia for their kids would seem to have little to fear from a Danish toy maker, an ingenious and enterprising British youth, and a small San Francisco publishing company.  Yet this trio causes much handwringing in the May 16th edition of "The Mommy Files," an online parenting blog published by the San Francisco Chronicle.

The source of the anxiety is LEGO Heavy Weapons, a guide to building toy guns out of LEGOs.  The author is Jack Streat, a 17-year-old resident of the United Kingdom, and the book is published by the San Francisco imprint No Starch.

For a culture of "inclusiveness" that's nonetheless determined to exclude the Second Amendment and its advocates, the book is bad news indeed.  LEGOs are everywhere, even in the homes of enlightened progressives who would never dream of letting a Nerf gun or cap pistol contaminate their children's "cruelty-free" play spaces.  The idea that the makings of gun-like objects might already exist under their own roofs must come as a shock … unless, of course, the parents have actually observed children at play.  If a stick is not available to serve as a rifle, a boy will chew his grilled cheese into the shape of a pistol.

Those youthful impulses of adventure and self-determination run deep, as the book's author vividly illustrates.  Even modern Britain's determined effort to demonize and eradicate civilian access to firearms could not suppress the creative impulses that turned a bin full of interlocking plastic bricks into a functional scale replica of a AKS-47U (the second of four models detailed in the book).

The Mommy Files does its best to provoke righteous indignation and gets some traction with a random British father, who in a rather un-English display of temper whines that "it's just wrong, wrong, wrong."  Yet even the developmental psychologist the blog consults cannot muster much concern.  "Play is play," the doctor states, adding that research has not shown that playing with toy guns can lead to aggression.  But, argues the blogger, these guns are realistic.  "They're not realistic," responds the doctor.  "They don't shoot. These guns are related to the impulse to create, not the impulse to kill."

We agree, which is why at least one ILA staffer has pre-ordered a copy for his own eight-year-old LEGO fanatic.  Jack Streat should be commended for the effort and intelligence evident in his creations.  The only thing "scary" about his book is how some are overreacting to it.

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Re: Lego Guns - with video of working Lego Lee Enfield sniper rifle
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2012, 11:55:51 AM »
More about Jack Streat's book LEGO Heavy Weapons:

LEGO Heavy Weapons
Build Working Replicas of Four of the World's Most Impressive Guns
by Jack Streat

May 2012, 368 pp.
ISBN: 978-1-59327-412-2


From LEGO guns mastermind and 17–year-old YouTube sensation Jack Streat comes LEGO Heavy Weapons, a collection of complete building instructions for four truly impressive, 1:1-scale replicas of the world's most iconic firearms.

LEGO Heavy Weapons will show you how to build brick-based models of:

  • A massive Desert Eagle handgun, with working blowback action
  • The compact but deadly AKS-74U assault rifle with folding stock
  • A bolt-action Lee Enfield rifle (a.k.a. Jungle Carbine)
  • A pump action SPAS combat shotgun

Each set of instructions includes a complete parts listing, so you can find (or special order) any hard-to-find bricks. The book's illustrated, step-by-step building instructions will be clear to anyone who's ever played with LEGO bricks, and the biggest models will challenge and delight even the most serious builders.


About the Author
Since posting his first LEGO gun online at age 13, Jack Streat has played an influential role in the LEGO weapons builder community. In his spare time he modifies guitars in a never-ending quest to make them as loud as possible. Streat is 17 years old. This is his first book.


Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Desert Eagle
Chapter 2: AKS-47U
Chapter 3: Lee-Enfield Sniper Rifle (Jungle Carbine)
Chapter 4: SPAS-12 Combat Shotgun

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Re: Lego Guns - with video of working Lego Lee Enfield sniper rifle
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2012, 11:59:34 AM »
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Read the review of Streat's book:  

Hot New Book Shows How To Create Working Firearm Replicas From LEGOs

GunLink recently got our hands on a copy of a brand new book by 17 year old British LEGO-whiz Jack Streat.  Why am I talking about toy bricks on a firearms website?  Because the book is LEGO® Heavy Weapons: Build Working Replicas of Four of the World’s Most Impressive Guns, an instruction manual on how to create realistic model firearms from a popular children’s toy.

If you like guns and you were ever a child with building blocks, chances are good that you may have fashioned those blocks into crude L-shaped “guns” to battle make-believe bank robbers or other bad guys.  Rest assured that Jack’s creations are NOT those crude L-shaped chunks of plastic!

You may have already seen some of Streat’s creations on the internet; he posted his first LEGO gun online several years ago at the age of 13 and has
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Re: Lego Guns - with video of working Lego Lee Enfield sniper rifle
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2012, 09:16:39 PM »
Awesome.  Great to see that kid getting some more widespread recognition for his creations.