From LEGO guns mastermind and 18–year-old YouTube sensation Jack Streat comes LEGO Heavy Weapons, a collection of complete building instructions for four actually 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’ll 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.
Say hello to the Desert Eagle—possibly the meanest of all handguns and definitely probably the most biggest. With Mark VII and XIX models available in .50 Action Express, it’s also one of the crucial powerful production handguns to date. The sheer power, size, and weight of this beast have made it the director’s pick in many an action movie, although it has some inherent drawbacks when compared to a smaller, lighter weapon with a larger magazine capacity. That said, there is not any way any other pistol comes close on a scale of sheer awesomeness.
The Desert Eagle is a gas-operated, semiautomatic pistol. Gas operation (where the expanding gasses from the fired round push a piston, which operates the action to chamber a new round) for a pistol is bizarre, as typically a pistol’s action is cycled simply by recoil. The gun can be chambered for various rounds, including the previously mentioned .50 Action Express and the .44 Magnum. It feeds from a detachable box magazine, which holds nine, eight, or seven rounds (single stack), depending on the caliber being used.