Nothing is more satisfying than building something with your own two hands– especially when it’s a 1:1 scale AK47 assault rifle! Sure, making a replica firearm out of LEGOs isn’t going to be useful when surrounded by zombie hordes, but it also doesn’t require a background check. Jack Streat has just authored a how-to book titled LEGO Heavy Weapons that is filled with step-by-step guides on everything from an M-4 to the .50 caliber Desert Eagle pistol. Basically, if you loved any of the weapons you’ve seen in video games or action flicks (and have a little LEGO building skill) then you can re-create your very own version at home. Granted, it might take a while to collect that many black bricks– but until then, your weapons shall be like rainbows!
LEGO® Heavy Weapons—New from No Starch Press
Build LEGO Versions of Four of the World’s Most Impressive Guns
Jack Streat is an accomplished LEGO weapons builder whose YouTube videos have over 16 million views. Now he’s the author of a new book about building LEGO weapons, and he’s only 17 years old.
In LEGO® Heavy Weapons (No Starch Press, May 2012, 368 pp., $24.95, ISBN 9781593274122), Streat offers a collection of building instructions for four truly impressive, 1:1-scale LEGO replicas of the world’s most iconic firearms. LEGO builders will learn to create a massive Desert Eagle handgun with blowback action, plus three accurate brick-shooting marvels: an AKS-74U assault rifle with folding stock, a bolt-action Lee Enfield sniper rifle (aka. Jungle Carbine), and a pump-action SPAS 12 combat shotgun.
According to No Starch Press founder Bill Pollock, “Readers will instantly recognize these models from their favorite Tarantino films and videogames like Counter-Strike and Call of Duty.” Pollock continues, “At last, LEGO fans can turn that pile of dusty bricks into insane weapons that they can brandish while running wild through their homes. The world may never be the same.”
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