If you like to equip your LEGO minifigs with realistic modern weapons you will be quite disappointed with LEGO’s own selection; a couple of generic shotguns and handguns are your only choices. This is understandable as LEGO is opposed to realistic violence. ;)
However if you want more, fortunately there are other options; several LEGO customizers focus on realistic modern weaponry for your minifigs. Most well known are BrickArms and Sidan Toys – both carrying an amazing range of modern weapons and other military accessories in very high quality. (See the BrickArms section and the Sidan Toys section for more info.)
There are also a couple of customizers who recently came on the minifig customization scene; today I will introduce you the LEGO custom weapons selection of Brick Warfare, a new USA based customizer.
SELECTION: First of all I would like to mention that that Brick Warfare’s only focus is modern weaponry. You will not find swords and spears for your historic LEGO minifigs (you can check out BrickForge for those). As far as modern weapons and accessories, the selection of Brick Warfare is huge! There are at least 60 different LEGO weapons and accessories; ranging from handguns, assault-riffles and missile-launchers, to small accessories like scopes, grenades and attachment-clips.
QUALITY: The quality of the Brick Warfare LEGO customs is excellent. If you are familiar with BrickArms products, they are comparable in every way. Brick Warfare also uses the same ABS plastic as LEGO, so the weapons are quite durable.
DETAIL: Brick Warfare’s products are very detailed to resemble real guns. There are also attachments like scopes and ammo-clips you can add to enhance their realism and functionality. I think anyone who is into realistic LEGO guns would be quite pleased, but I would not recommend most of these products for a small child who likely won’t appreciate the details and would easily loose the small pieces and attachments.
COLORS: Most of the products are available in black and light-gray. I also have some camo-printed guns from Brick Warfare that are super nice, but I believe these are limited to a few products only, or perhaps special events.
PRICES: Prices range between 50 cents to a couple of dollars – in line with other LEGO customizers, and very reasonable in my opinion. There are also various Weapon Packs if you want to equip a whole platoon with the greatest range of weapons.
In summary I would say I highly recommend Brick Warfare’s custom LEGO weapons and accessories, especially for those who appreciate detail and realism. You can check out their website at BrickWarfare.com, or visit their Facebook page if you would like to learn more about them.
And if you already own Brick Warfare’s products and would like to share your own review and thoughts, please post them in the comment section below. I’m sure our readers would appreciate it!