Mini-Arms: Tactical Lego Action


There are plenty of examples of people building replica guns and accessories from Lego parts. But, have you seen what the folks at Mini-Arms are creating?

I had a chance to catch up with one of the guys representing Mini-Arms at the recent SHOT Show in Las Vegas. On display were about two dozen different Lego figures and vehicles. Everything from a generic modern GI to replicas of Lyudmila Pavlichenko (and her spotter) were being shown.


According to the company representative I spoke with, the figures and vehicles are custom finished using the exact same process that The Lego Group uses. In other words, the finishes look like they belong and are not just a cheap paint job.

The company offers an exceptionally diverse range of vehicles and heavy weapons such as:

  • Renault FT/M 1917 Light Tank
  • Panzer III AUSF H
  • M3 Stuart
  • P-40 Warhawk
  • Soviet M1927 76mm Regimental Gun

There are also a wide range of figures offered. These include:

  • USMC dress blue
  • “Battle Rattle” Marine
  • WWII-era 101st Airborne

As with any custom product, these are not cheap. The figures start at $11 each and go up. Vehicles are also pricey with the tanks going for more than $100. In the company’s defense, using the same printing techniques is not cheap, and these are being make in very small numbers.


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Richard Johnson

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  • iksnilol

    If you just want the guns you can just buy from BrickArms directly. They are the ones who make the guns.

    • Tassiebush

      Great to know

    • MrFN

      About to say, these looked like Brickarms knockoffs.

  • codfilet

    My son would have been clamoring for these back when he was little!

    • Laserbait

      I’m clamoring for them now! Way too cool!

  • Tassiebush

    Actual Lego costs lots so this isn’t outrageous pricing.

    • Joseph Smith

      $25 for a minifig is outrageous. $175 for a 535 piece Sherman? A 500 piece set at the Lego store will cost you $25-40.

      They have cool stuff and I would order for my son but not at those prices.

      • Karl

        Back in the day the pricing was ok, luckly i my childhood was in that time, and then they gone up, a small piece costing as much as a medium, a medium as much as a large, etc. I rather just give my kid the old serval boxes of lego.

      • Tassiebush

        From looking into it more I have to agree it’s not really viable to set up the kids with it. Iksnilol is onto something with the idea of buying the guns from BrickArms.

  • Anonymoose

    Wow, they even have a redneck prepper guy with a WASR? This is awesome! I wonder what they’ll come up with next?