BrickArms is one of the best known LEGO customizers, filling a huge gap that LEGO would not touch; authentic-looking modern weapons.
BrickArms is owned, run and operated by Will Chapman and his entire family. Will designs all of the custom weapons, and his wife and their three sons are all involved in various aspects of the business. Currently BrickArms produces over 100 different LEGO minifig weapons, accessories, weapon packs and custom minifigs.
QUALITY: Will uses a 3D parametric modeling program, which produces CAD files. A mold-maker then uses these files to program a Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) milling machine to cut cavities into both halves of the mold. When the cavities are ready, Will uses an expensive injection molding machine to inject hot ABS plastic (the same plastic used by LEGO) into the mold with 90 tons of pressure. Once the ABS cools, the mold-halves are separated, and out pops the weapon or accessory. You can’t ask for better quality and precision that this! 😉
MOLD DETAIL: Will puts great effort into designing each weapon as authentic as possible, yet fitting with the style of LEGO. The result is instantly recognizable weapons and accessories comfortable in the hands of LEGO minifigs!
COLORS: BrickArms accessories are available in several LEGO-compatible colors. Accessories and weapons in black, dark-gray, gunmetal, silver and tan match LEGO colors perfectly. In addition, some really special colors are also available on a limited basis, like chrome-silver and camo.
PRODUCTS: BrickArms main focus is on WWII and other modern weapons. However they also provide some really beautiful blade-weapons. (Occasionally fully customized and equipped LEGO minifigs are also available.) In addition Will is constantly working on new designs! 😛
SUMMARY: You can’t go wrong with BrickArms. This is a very solid company with great products, an extensive product-line and an international fan-base. Recently Will has announced that he will focus entirely on the design-process and work with authorized resellers to manage all orders. This is a good sign that the company will continue to grow to fill the needs of LEGO-fans well into the future. 😉