By Andrew Liszewski
It’s not surprising that LEGO has never released a set allowing you to build a full-size gun or rifle, but a company called BrickGun has stepped up to fill that niche. As a kid I built plenty of toy weapons out of LEGO, but they always turned out to be a mess of different colored bricks that never felt quite real. The BrickGun models however are surprisingly accurate when compared to their real life counterparts. At the moment the company sells 5 different models including a Beretta 92FS, a Desert Eagle Mark XIV, a Glock 17 and 19 as well as a limited edition Heckler & Koch MP5 which is unfortunately sold out at the moment.
The models aren’t able to actually fire a projectile, but do feature ‘working’ triggers, slides, hammers and other moving parts. The handgun kits range in price from $39.99 to $59.99 and include all the LEGO pieces and instructions you’ll need to put them together. However, if you think you already have enough LEGO on hand, you can order a CD with just the instructions or even purchase PDF files directly from the BrickGun website.