This photo has been circulating online recently and it gave me the inspiration to try it.

I grabbed some .40 S&W brass and some spare LEGO heads. Sure enough they seat into the casing. I even loaded them in my Glock 22 magazine and fed the mag into my Glock 35. Just to see what would happen, I released the slide and the Lego cartridge chambered without any deformation of the Lego head.



Now I want to try loading these and load a primer to see if it will propel the LEGO head out the barrel. The LEGO head is too wide to drop free down the barrel. Perhaps it might work? I will have to revisit this when I can get some .40cal brass loaded.



  • TheNotoriousIUD

    Now banned in CA.

    • Major Tom

      And NY.

      • DanGoodShot

        And CT

    • gunsandrockets

      And New Jersey.

    • Peppiniello68

      and Italy

    • wetcorps

      Only the sneering pirate heads are banned. Friendly looking smiley faces are ok.

      • Jason Wallentine

        …don’t forget the additional tax stamp if you’re Lego guy is one of the ones dressed for work…

  • Edeco

    Hehe, it’s like a lighthearted version of the HR Geiger fetus gun. So, weight, velocity and gel penetration depth?

    • noob

      if only it made more lego minifigs spontaneously in the magazine. we’d be rich just by removing the unfired rounds and selling them on ebay

  • Keiichi

    What’s the line?

    “Boys with toys…”

  • Zundfolge

    Well actually, they’re 10mm (Lego being European socialists and all).

  • Dougboffl

    Head shot!

    • Marc

      Heads up………incoming!

      • noob

        I always wondered why saying “heads up” doesn’t mean “raise your head up” as a command, but rather “cover you head with your arms and get down”.

        are they giving a “heads up” addressed to all the heads that are currently up?

        • Marc

          Kinda like ‘listen up’. Maybe I’d like to lie down while I hear what you have to say.

        • Lee

          Heads up was a saying when cannon shot was coming in and if you heard that you might be able to dive away , overboard, to get away from incoming. Also for when arrows , catapult shot etc.

  • jng1226

    Can’t remember who made them, I think it was like “X-Shot” or something, but back in 1993 I bought some rubber .45 ACP bullets that were specifically meant to be shot out of your gun with only a primer. They worked damn well and accurate out to 7-10 yards, even went through the thick carboard box I used as a backstop to a paper target. The Lego heads are obviously harder and may crack or chip instead of deforming and making a good seal of the propellant, but who knows? Pretty damn expensive though, as I can attest as the father of a 6-year old with 2 large chests full of Lego sets.

    • Michael Rice

      Before anyone else gets it. *clears throat*
      *Bang* “Everything’s not awesome!”

      • noob

        Everything is cruel when you’re not part of a team.

    • Cymond

      Speer still makes them. I need to get some. I wonder if I could cram a 357 plastic bullet into a 9mm brass case.

      • Surly Old Guy

        Probably would fit — .357″ versus .355″ — but as I recall they’re a pretty blunt bullet and likely would have issues feeding from a magazine?

    • CountryBoy

      Many parents still have the marks on their feet, small impressions of Lego heads. Without the expressions on them, but with plenty of memories for Mom and Dad.

  • LCON

    the bullets smile.

    • BraveNewWhirled


  • ArkhamInmate

    Haha, that is awesome! My kids are going to get a kick out this.

    • CountryBoy

      Yeah, you’re going to get a kick from your kids when they realize you’re wrecking all their Lego heads! 😉

  • Disarmed in CA

    I see a Demo Ranch episode in the future

    • Anonymoose

      They or someone else already did legs blocks in a 12ga, I think.

  • Cal S.

    Survival tip!

  • Michael Rice

    Would not work very well if someone tried (I’m still gonna watch the Videos of people attempting it.). The heads have a shaft that runs through the entire thing (To prevent children from choking if they swallow a head).

    • .45

      The older ones are closed off on the top, could try them.

    • noob

      put some kind of wadding in the neck hole?

      • Nicholas C

        It is Lego. I can use Lego to plug up the hole.

    • Nicholas C

      You forget that this is Lego. I can just cap off the top with a single round plate or plug the neck hole if I want to use the heads as round nose.

      • Michael Rice

        I’ll let you try that. *sets up camera*

        • Nicholas C

          I did. It worked great.

  • Andrey Martim

    I think someone needs to warn Demolition Ranch about this…

  • Cesare Renzi

    Keychains ahoy.

  • Stephen Paraski

    Lego my bullet, er eggo.

  • durabo

    I wonder if Glock would consider its warranty void if a pistol is fired with one of these…It’s in effect with lead bullets.

  • Bucho4Prez

    Finally, something interesting about .40SW

  • DIR911911 .

    starts chanting “ballistic gel , ballistic gel!!”

    • Nicholas C

      It didnt go thru a hammock but one shot pierced a cardboard box.

  • DanGoodShot

    Now to find a bag of Lego heads…

  • Sam Damiano


    • BraveNewWhirled


  • Madcap_Magician

    Using Lego minifigure parts for bullets is the only conceivable frontier remaining in making ammo more expensive.

    • Ben Warren

      “Now offering special cast bullets from Games Workshop! Buy the collectors edition run before supplies run out!”

      • AzureRaptor

        I can see an “Inquisitor’s Special Edition” already.

      • You have to paint them first with certified catalyzing paints (3+ hues per bullet), otherwise they destroy your gun.

    • Nicholas C

      Nah there are places you can buy them cheap and in bulk.

      • CountryBoy

        Well, that’s one way to get a head.

    • disqus_e0XtJDMPfo

      Not at all. You can buy them cheap and in bulk but if you coat them in gold lio head made of pure gold. Or platinum..

  • livingonenergydrinks

    Totally disappointed! I wanted to see some ballistic tests with lego head ammo.

    • Nicholas C

      I have an article coming up with video showing “ballistic” tests against hammocks and a carboard box.

  • Asgard928

    Great. Now everyone is gonna paint their bullets yellow with a smiley face…

    Then scream “Let’s Go For Lego!”. Or maybe just shoot at a Batman poster…

  • RalphL

    LegoLand, Here we come. Smiley Head. and Pirate Head. Wonder if the prices on EBAY have gone up.

  • pepelapiu2004 .

    With these you will get a head shot with even your eyes closed.

  • carlcasino

    Guess I’ll have to buy a 40 since I have purchased tons of lego’s for junior Grand Daughter. Might have a fight on my hands though.

  • Justin Roney
  • CountryBoy

    Just wait til your kids find out what you did with their Lego heads!

  • BraveNewWhirled

    Oops… I almost got political for a minute there.

  • Mark Are Reynolds Ⓥ

    Now that was really useful information….NOT!

  • Beachhawk

    Congressional Democrats are already demanding a three day cooling off period before you can buy Legos. California, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maryland and New York have banned them. Possession of Legos in New York City is a felony. Most schools and hospitals are now Legos free zones and it’s against the law in Florida to enter a bar with concealed Legos. Some gun friendly legislators are trying to get Constitutional carry legalized in Florida.

  • pepelapiu2004 .

    I lol’d at the hp versus round nose part.

  • Gregory Peter Dupont

    I see that Simunitions just got a lot more punitive 🙂

  • allen

    reminds me of the nylon bullets from “unintended consequences”

    “Put your hands on top of your head and nod if you can see the white things inside the cylinder.” The man obeyed. “Good. Those bullets are turned out of nylon bar stock. They make a huge wound cavity at this range but they won’t exit. No one behind you is in any danger at all.”

  • Shawn

    This looks like a case for taofledermaus!

  • Tallahassee

    Sounds like another way to get your gun damaged or worse, get someone hurt. Smile!!!

  • Obviousfakename

    The pegs in a Battleship game are .22 caliber, at least they were when I was a kid. We used to muzzle load them in a Crosman air pistol, and they shot very nicely.

  • freewillyism

    lost me at the hashtags #nohashtagspleeeeze

  • Jason Lewis

    I think they’re 10mm.

  • Lyle

    I don’t want to hear about it until you’ve tried firing them. Why make a post telling us you are going to try it when you haven’t tried it?

  • Hurri Cane

    Reminds me a bit of Eddie Valentine’s Toon Gun from Who Framed Roger Rabbit!