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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