New book shows you how to make Lego guns

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23 Responses to “New book shows you how to make Lego guns”

  1. siloxane says:

     No Starch publishes quite a few interesting Lego books. The book featured here provides instructions for building replicas of real guns, but there is also Badass LEGO Guns, which looks to be focused more on functional original models. And then there’s also Forbidden LEGO, which was featured here before.

  2. B E Pratt says:

    You DO realize that this will get little Timmy completely expelled for life?

  3. hymenopterid says:

    It takes 200,000 bricks to fire this weapon for twelve seconds.

  4. Es See says:

    You guys should look at Brickgun: http://www.brickgun.com/ They have been making these for years and selling the plans online for super cheap, plus you get the accessories pak. This is hardly new and its much easier to DL the plans than waste your money on a book. I mean hey you got plenty of Legos to buy in the first place HAHA. It only took you guys like 5 years to find out about this….

    • Ipo says:

       You don’t know how funny you are now. 

    • bbonyx says:

       ;)
      BrickGun is actually *my* company. Some of Jack’s concepts (his Desert Eagle, for sure) uses design aspects I created almost a decade ago. But his focus is more on making larger guns that shoot bricks at the expense of being 1:1 scale and detail accurate.

      We chose to focus on models which look as much like the real-life counterparts as possible.

      Plus, most people will have a hard time collecting the bricks to build his designs. We learned from our MP5 that designing an SMG over a handgun tends to quickly stretch beyond the reach of most people’s collection.

      We’ve also been in talks with NoStarch for over a year about doing a book of our stuff, since it falls into a slightly different niche. It may still come together.

      But thanks for the mention. It never ceases to amaze me how far-reaching and well-known BrickGun has become in a decade.

  5. Mike Norman says:

    Next up, 17-year-old future lawyer writes book on how to sue Jack Streat and No Starch Press over the choking death of your 13-year-old who inhaled a Lego shot at him by your neighbor’s 10-year-old.

    • Mister44 says:

       You have seen the Nerf guns, yeah? They are a much more likely choking hazard. At any rate, you can’t bubble wrap the world.

  6. Antinous / Moderator says:

    Moderator note: Anyone who starts going on about gun politics from any perspective is going to get a quick, sharp visit from the Slap Fairy.

  7. Great, now airport security is gonna start confiscating my legos.

    THANKS A LOT, JACK STREAT.

  8. Mister44 says:

    I love it when two things I like are slammed together, like a Reese’s Peanut Buttercup.

    I’ve also seen 1:1 scale replicas made from PAPER that are very impressive. That sort of ingenuity is sadly disappearing among our youth.

    • Jardine says:

      The article is about a 17-year-old who makes functional guns from Lego and your comment is that “That sort of ingenuity is sadly disappearing among our youth.”? Huh?

      • Mister44 says:

        Because he is the exception. The diamond among the Kimberlite.

        More kids would rather play video games than build something that isn’t in the instructions your Legos came with.

  9. miasm says:

    The Lego, Wire-Guided RPG is terrifying.

  10. Jon Trew says:

    This is really sad – I wrote to Lego about this book and they replied “We’re always disappointed to hear our LEGO® sets are being used in this way.

    We worry that a young LEGO fan might use the word “LEGO” when searching online and stumble across a site like this, so we are going to try and get it taken down.

    Actually the law says we can only ask for the LEGO sets to be removed, we can’t demand it, so it’s difficult for us to stop them but we’ll do our best

    LEGO toys have changed a lot since we started making our classic sets (which many parents remember from their own childhood). We’ve added adventure, fantasy and car-themed sets to our ranges for 5 – 12 year old LEGO fans. All our fantasy and historical ideas are based on the classic story of “good versus evil”. They allow children to explore both sides as part of their natural development but are not meant to be violent.

    Actually, it’s over 50 years since we decided not to make toys with a military theme, and we’re still sticking to that decision! So although we now make loads more toys, I hope you see it’s still really important to us that all the LEGO sets we invent are fun, imaginative and help fans, young or old, to learn.”

    • AlexG55 says:

       Which is why you can buy a Lego 19th-century US Cavalry outpost to go with their Native Americans. I wonder which ones are “good” and “evil” there?

      I always thought the rule was not “no military toys” but “no modern weapons”- which is why you can buy 18th- and 19th-century military Lego, but Lego police are unarmed.

    • Mister44 says:

      re:””We’re always disappointed to hear our LEGO® sets are being used in this way… They allow children to explore both sides as part of their natural development but are not meant to be violent.”

      What a bunch of two faced double-speak. Look at their range of ‘adventure’, we have Ninjago (ninjas), Star WARS, Pirates, DC and Marvel Superheroes, Harry Potter, LotR, Bionicles, knights, etc, etc. All of these ‘adventure’ toys have play violence at their heart. How many of these sets COME with WEAPONS? Kids shoot, slice, bash, and blow up the bad guy – not have tea parties and talk about civilized things.

      re:”it’s over 50 years since we decided not to make toys with a military theme,”

      Other than Star WARS, right? How many of the mini-figs DON’T come with weapons in those sets. Every Imperial set is almost exclusively a military theme. Oh – because this is set in the past it gets a pass for it’s historical significance?

      What’s the deal, Lego, is it because the weapon is too big it’s an issue? Is Nerf Satan incarnate for making guns that throw projectiles? I watched several of the videos. I saw NO violence – the kid is shooting down targets. What I saw was a brilliant example of ingenuity. This cemented my decision to buy his book.

      “GRRRR HYPOCRITES BAAAAADDD!!!  ARRRGGGGLLLEEE!!!!”

  11. Very cool. My company does something similar, but we make instructions to expand the modular buildings series. Check us out: 
    http://www.brickcitydepot.com/

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