My daughters like Legos, and I like guns. How can we combine our favorite hobbies for some high-quality family time? It’s hard to make useful shooting accessories out of plastic bricks, and children’s handling of real firearms must be so carefully structured and supervised that it doesn’t lend itself to carefree playtime. What’s a parent to do?
Enter Brick Arms (www.brickarms.com), a line of Lego-compatible small arms and custom minifigures that let you build your own Lego diorama of Omaha Beach, Da Nang, or O.P. Restrepo. Or simply kit out your existing Lego world with toothpick-sized depictions of real guns, bipods, and bayonets. They even have light swords and needler pistols from Halo 3, but I’ll leave those to the editorial staff at The Truth About Extraterrestrial Guns.
Prices range from twenty-five cents for a Lego-sized Micro Uzi all the way to two bucks for a drum-fed MG34 machinegun. At these unit prices, smart shoppers will buy in quantity to reduce shipping costs.
Fair warning: if your fifth-grader starts to build ‘Lego Gitmo’, you should seek professional help.