by Jack Streat
May 2012, 368 pp.
From LEGO guns mastermind and 18–year-old YouTube sensation Jack Streat comes LEGO Heavy Weapons, a collection of complete building instructions for four truly impressive, 1:1-scale replicas of the world's most iconic firearms.
LEGO Heavy Weapons will show you how to build brick-based models of:
Each set of instructions includes a complete parts listing, so you can find (or special order) any hard-to-find bricks. The book's illustrated, step-by-step building instructions will be clear to anyone who's ever played with LEGO bricks, and the biggest models will challenge and delight even the most serious builders.
About the Author
Since posting his first LEGO gun online at age 13, Jack Streat has played an influential role in the LEGO weapons builder community. In his spare time he modifies guitars in a never-ending quest to make them as loud as possible. Streat is 18 years old. This is his first book.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Desert Eagle
"If I'd seen Jack Streat's LEGO gun creations [as a kid], my head would've exploded. Heck, seeing them as an adult is doing just that—ka-boom!"
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"Equal parts disturbing and awesome."
"Nothing is more satisfying than building something with your own two hands—especially when it's a 1:1 scale AK47 assault rifle!"
"Scary or harmless?" The San Francisco Chronicle's Mommy Files blog discusses the controversy behind the book. (Read More)
"The only thing 'scary' about his book is how some are overreacting to it.”
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"An excellently designed, and thoroughly informative piece of work which I highly recommend."
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"Love the shotgun and Enfield."
"The directions are straight to follow, and easy to manage. I commend young Mr. Streat on his ingenuity and dedication in building such incredible replicas."
"If you want a collection of cool guns without the expense and danger of real firearms, you need LEGO Heavy Weapons."
"If you love building cool looking models with intricate mechanisms, even if you’re not into guns, then this book is for you."
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"Make sure to check out LEGO Heavy Weapons if you get the chance because it is one book you won't want to miss."
"By the time you finish LEGO Heavy Weapons, by Jack Streat you’ll have the skill set to begin designing your own replicas...of just about anything."
"Really, this is pretty slick."
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"The mechanisms that he designs are intricate; a watchmaker would have been proud of this work."
"I love that each set of instructions contains a list of LEGO bricks needed to complete each project so you can be sure you have everything piece on hand before you get started!"
"This was a very interesting and satisfying way to get back into a very cool and mentally stimulating hobby."