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Little Armory – Overview

by admin on June 6, 2011

in Other Customizers

WEBSITE: Little Armory
LOCATION: USA
STORE: Little Armory Store
GALLERY: Brickshelf
PRICE: very affordable!
SHIPPING: varied by order size but very affordable
SHIPPING TIME: 5-7 days

Little Armory’s LEGO-compatible accessories are the creations of Jeff Byrd (aka. BLASTERMAN) – a legendary customizer. Jeff’s product-line ranges from medieval weapons and armor-pieces to sci-fi and Star Wars weapons.

Unfortunately Little Armory’s accessories are extremely hard to come by. Their online store only opens for brief periods of time with products selling out within a mere few hours. Jeff does have a friend and business partner, Chris Flink, who is an authorized reseller for Little Armory products. However his Bricklink store – Sith35’s Toy Box – has been closed for months.

It is difficult to find Little Armory on the secondary market as well, as collectors hold onto them like their most precious treasure. If you do have a chance to buy them by all means do! Prices are extremely reasonable (if you buy them directly – I can’t guarantee that for the secondary market), and the products are very unique and beautiful!

💡 TIP: I placed my last order by checking the Little Armory website first thing in the morning for several weeks before I finally found it open. I filled my shopping cart as quickly as I could! If you are serious about getting your hands on these awesome accessories, you may consider using my strategy. 😉

QUALITY: Little Armory uses ABS plastic in professionally created molds according to Jeff’s designs. The plastic does have a bit different look and feel than LEGO’s, with a less shiny finish and somewhat more rigid feel to it.

MOLD DETAIL: Weapons and minifig accessories created by the LEGO Company or by LEGO customizers usually have a more rounded, somewhat cartoonish style. This is mainly to increase the safety and playability in the hands of small children. This is not the case for products from Little Armory. This company is going for perfection and a realistic look – more appropriate for adult-fans and collectors. Although the plastic is durable, because of the tiny details, delicate connections, and sharp edges and points, you do need to handle them with some care.

COLORS: The last time I have placed an order Little Armory products were available in 4 colors; black, dark-gray (close to LEGO’s dark-bluish-gray) pewter (very close to LEGO’s pearl-dark-gray), and copper (fairly close to LEGO’s pearl-copper).

PRODUCTS: Little Armory carries two medieval weapons sets (7 items each), medieval armor and helmets, and various Star Wars and sci-fi weapons and blasters.

SUMMARY: Little Armory’s products are some of those rare and unique treasures collectors feel privileged to own. I hope Jeff will expand his business in the future and make his products available in wider circles. If not keep your eyes peeled for them and grab them if you can. You will not be disappointed. 😉

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TomTom June 7, 2011 at 5:31 PM

I really wish I would have gotten more of these when Chris was still open! 🙁

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Maxx June 11, 2011 at 9:11 AM

The less shiny and rigid feeling surface is most likely due to the pressure LEGO can use in their molding machines.
The more pressure the smoother the finish.

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admin June 11, 2011 at 2:22 PM

Oh! Thanks, Maxx! I never knew that! Very interesting info! 🙂

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brickhead June 11, 2011 at 5:26 PM

Great review! I wasn’t aware that LA made modern weapons! I only knew about Jeff’s medieval stuff! Which, BTW are amazing! He really got the look, size and feel of the weapons down.

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admin June 12, 2011 at 12:09 PM

Yes, he makes modern weapons too, the only issue is getting them! 😉

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BigShawn June 11, 2011 at 5:40 PM

the scimitar is so cool! I wish I would have them all!

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admin June 12, 2011 at 12:02 PM

Yes, the scimitar is very nice! And it fits the new LEGO scabbard perfectly! Check it out here: Guide to LEGO Scabbard Compatible Swords 😉

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Sith015 June 12, 2011 at 11:42 AM

These are way cool! I wish the store would be open!

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admin June 12, 2011 at 11:57 AM

Thanks, Sith! Yeah, me too! LA weapons are a real treasure!

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Nick Nox August 12, 2011 at 12:52 PM

Does anyone know if and where these are available at the moment? I once bought some in black but would love some in grey.

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admin August 17, 2011 at 5:16 AM

Nick, unfortunately Little Armory is currently closed. I would suggest to check the site regularly to catch it when it is open. The last time I made a purchase I checked the site first thing every morning for several weeks before I found it open. I quickly bought everything I wanted and before the store was closed again. 😐

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Nick Nox August 17, 2011 at 2:57 PM

Gosh. Never realised that acquiring them would take such dedication. Last time I bought any was in 2009 and I’ve not seen any since. Thanks for the tip. Guess I should make their store my home page to keep tabs! 😉

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admin August 17, 2011 at 4:33 PM

Nick, yeah, that may be a good idea! LOL! 😛
It might actually be a good idea to stock up next time they are available. They are highly coveted and they are scarce. Selling some might be a good way to fund one’s LEGO-habit! 😉

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Nick Nox August 18, 2011 at 9:09 AM

Whats their actual home page? Coz when I follow the link above I end up at a ‘search’ page, and their Bricklink store shows them being ‘closed since mid-2010!

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admin August 18, 2011 at 11:06 AM

Oh, dear! Nick, that is not good news! I just checked and indeed the links from the article leads you to nowhere any more! They used to lead to the actual website with a “Sorry We Are Closed” message. This means that they have taken down their website alltogether! 😥

Yes, the Bricklink store has been closed for a long time, but at least it is not down. Trying to contact Chris might still be your best (and now maybe only?) option to find out what is going on with Little Armory.

Please post me back if you find out anything! It would be a shame if Little Armory would completely disappear! 🙁

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admin August 18, 2011 at 11:16 AM

UPDATE: One of our readers, Nick, has reported that links to Little Armory (www.littlearmory.com) no longer work and the website completely disappeared! This seems to indicate that Little Armory (at least temporarily) has closed shop. 😥

If there is any new information on this we will post it here. And if any of our readers have an update please let us know! I really hope that Little Armory will be back in the near future!

(Thanks, Nick, for the update!)

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lloyd zx March 15, 2012 at 10:09 PM

I know nobody has been on this page for a long time, but I figured I should post a link to a place that you can get little armory products. It is:http://www.minifigcustomizationnetwork.com/manufacturer/little_armory?from=20

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admin March 15, 2012 at 11:25 PM

Thanks, Lloyd! As far as I know you can no longer purchase Little Armory products. They may be available from private sellers, but I’m not sure who in their right mind would sell them. I know I won’t! 🙄

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lloyd zx September 26, 2012 at 8:06 AM

The website for little armory is back up, but nothing is available.

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admin September 26, 2012 at 10:05 AM

Lloyd, that’s just a parked domain. The site is no longer up. 🙁

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