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Vault Review: BrickArms WW2 German Heer Soldier

One of the things I love about toys is the creativity you can put behind them. We all collect our favorite lines, but some of my fondest childhood memories are the characters I made up. Who needs preset backstories? I’ll make my own, thank you. This is why I’m such a huge Lego fan. It’s also why I’m a big supporter of independent toy companies. So when a company is able to bring together these two loves of mine, I feel it’s necessary to showcase them here at IAT. Here’s my review of BrickArms WW2 German Heer Soldier.

For those of you who aren’t familiar, BrickArms is produces custom weapons, accessories, and minifigures that are compatible with Lego. The company was started by Will Chapman back in 2006, whose son wanted some World War 2 weapons for his Lego men. Since then, they’ve grown into one of the biggest independent producers of minifigure accessories.

Recently, BrickArms released a couple of new WW2 themed minifigures. This is the first time I’ve had the opportunity to buy one of Will’s custom figures, so I jumped at the chance. I’ll be honest, the only reason I picked the German Soldier over the US Soldier is because of the weapons he comes with. I couldn’t pass up that Ray Gun. I have to say, that both figures looked great though. And these aren’t stickers, each of the designs are printed on the figure. Although the print job is great, it isn’t as sturdy as a regular Lego tampo. So you’ll want to be careful. I’ve already scratched some of mine off accidentally.

This minifigure will cost you $25 plus shipping. That may seem like a lot, but you have to keep in mind what you’re buying. We live in a time period where fans are stepping up and making custom weapons, add-ons, and figures. Many of these new toy companies, like BrickArms, make high-quality product, but simply can’t produce them as cheaply as the large, long-standing toy companies. Continue to Page 2…

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WW2 German Heer Soldier

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  • De

    Very cool! I may have to snag a couple of these.

    By the way, the item labeled RPG is a Panzerfaust (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panzerfaust).

  • Templar

    The “laser rifle” is an HK XM8, a prototype weapon the US Army trialed as a replacement for the aging M16/M4 assault rifles, before deciding to stick with the latter for the foreseeable future for whatever reason. The XM8 is notable for appearing in virtually every military-themed first-person shooter video game ever (slight exaggeration) from about 2008 onwards (the protagonists of CRYSIS, for example, wield modified versions of the weapon), and not infrequently shows up in minaturized toy form; the “Flash” figure from the toyline for execrable “G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra” movie sported one, and prior to that Marauder Joe produced another Joe-sized version with a removable magazine for sale through his “Gun Runners” custom G.I. Joe weapons store.