Seven-six-two millimeter. Full plastic jacket.

Minifigs beware, something’s afoot. This LEGO sniper rifle is in talented hands to clean up those problem areas. [Jack Streat] put together this fascinating build as well as the delightful demo after the break. The bolt pulls a 1×4 block out of the eight-round magazine and loads it into the chamber. A pull of the trigger flings it with surprising accuracy. Want to be the coolest parent ever? Forgo the store-bought toys this year and put one of these together for your kid. Just don’t turn them into Private Pyle (NSFW).

[Thanks Gabe via TBT]

31 thoughts on “Seven-six-two millimeter. Full plastic jacket.

  1. whoo hooo, first response. But anyways, this puts the lego blowguns I used to make to shame. This is awesome, just dont turn into a disgusting fatbody, and remember which is your rifle and which is your gun, which ones for fighting which is for fun.

    1. Just gonna piggy back cuz what else could be said!!! Come on??? This is so cool I bet he could get a grip selling plans on buildablock or whatever that site is. Bravo!

  2. This is awesome. I have one design suggestion: Use mini fig heads as the rounds for improved accuracy.

  3. Very neat mechanism. He should glue every block that doesn’t have to move and get a much higher-tension rubber band for the firing to increase range

  4. This is my rifle. There are many like it, but this one is mine. My rifle is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life. My rifle, without me, is useless. Without my rifle, I am useless. I must fire my rifle true. I must shoot straighter than my enemy who is trying to kill me. I must shoot him before he shoots me. I will…
    My rifle and myself know that what counts in this war is not the rounds we fire, the noise of our burst, nor the smoke we make. We know that it is the hits that count. We will hit…
    My rifle is human, even as I, because it is my life. Thus, I will learn it as a brother. I will learn its weaknesses, its strength, its parts, its accessories, its sights and its barrel. I will ever guard it against the ravages of weather and damage as I will ever guard my legs, my arms, my eyes and my heart against damage. I will keep my rifle clean and ready. We will become part of each other. We will…
    Before God, I swear this creed. My rifle and myself are the defenders of my country. We are the masters of our enemy. We are the saviors of my life. So be it, until victory is America’s and there is no enemy, but peace!

  5. (Also, the correct caliber specification would probably be something like 8mm x 11.4mm x 32mm — I don’t know of any non-cylindrical ammunition off the top of my head, so can’t look up the correct form of a caliber specification where all three dimensions are specified, but anyway those are the correct dimensions for a 1×4 Lego brick, so. HTH! HAND.)

  6. I almost forgot:

    This is my rifle. There are many like it, but this one is mine. My rifle is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life. Without me, my rifle is useless. Without my rifle, I am useless. I must fire my rifle true. I must shoot straighter than my enemy, who is trying to kill me. I must shoot him before he shoots me. I will.

  7. This is my rifle. There are many like it, but this one is mine. My rifle is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life. My rifle, without me, is useless. Without my rifle, I am useless. I must fire my rifle true. I must shoot straighter than my enemy who is trying to kill me. I must shoot him before he shoots me. I will…
    My rifle and myself know that what counts in this war is not the rounds we fire, the noise of our burst, nor the smoke we make. We know that it is the hits that count. We will hit…
    My rifle is human, even as I, because it is my life. Thus, I will learn it as a brother. I will learn its weaknesses, its strength, its parts, its accessories, its sights and its barrel. I will ever guard it against the ravages of weather and damage as I will ever guard my legs, my arms, my eyes and my heart against damage. I will keep my rifle clean and ready. We will become part of each other. We will…
    Before God, I swear this creed. My rifle and myself are the defenders of my country. We are the masters of our enemy. We are the saviors of my life. So be it, until victory is America’s and there is no enemy, but peace!

  8. That is one awesome hunk of Legos. Too bad what’s really going to stick with me today is FMJ’s Pvt. Pyle. When I first saw that movie, I laughed my ass off and then felt like shit. Just watching that clip and remembering what happens to Pvt. Pyle is going to make me feel just a little different all day.

  9. @TJ: Because it’s in the shape of a big gun which helps to alleviates the need to compensate for their small manhoods by trashing someone else’s project.

  10. I’m actually not too sure that gluing the pieces would make it that much stronger. Bracing them like he’s done tends to work extremely well. Though personally I would add some diagonal bracing as well.

  11. This is easily the single most impressive thing I’ve ever seen made out of LEGOs.

    I’m amazed at 2 things- how much like a real gun this looks like, and how well made that mechanism seems to work. It’s dead accurate too. And the crisp sounds of loading the gun and the bolt pullback- just, WOW. LEGO genius, and nothing short of it.

    LEGO should definitely hire this guy for their design team, seriously.

  12. don’t glue it
    the reason it’s cool is because it’s made out of lego. If you glue it, the assembly will become an entity, making it stronger will defeat the purpose of making it with Legos.

    Things made out of Legos = the kid inside you is still alive also you have too much time on your hands

    Things made out of Legos that still does the thing it’s supposed to do = awesome piece of art

    also

    Who’s the leader of the club that’s made for you and me?
    M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E.

    Hey there. Hi there. Ho there. You’re as welcome as can be.
    M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E.

    Mickey Mouse. (Mickey Mouse.)
    Mickey Mouse. (Mickey Mouse.)

    Forever let us hold our banner high.
    High. High. High.

    Come along and sing a song and join the jamboree.
    M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E.

    Here we go a-marching and a-shouting merrily.
    M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E.

    We play fair and we work hard and we’re in harmony.
    M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E.

    Mickey Mouse. (Mickey Mouse.)
    Mickey Mouse. (Mickey Mouse.)

    Forever let us hold our banner high.
    High. High. High.

    Boys and girls from far and near you’re as welcome as can be.
    M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E.

    Who’s the leader of the club that’s made for you and me?
    M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E.

    Who is marching coast to coast and far across the sea?
    M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E.

    Mickey Mouse. (Mickey Mouse.)
    Mickey Mouse. (Mickey Mouse.)

    Forever let us hold his banner high.
    High. High. High.

    Come along and sing a song and join the family.
    M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E.

  13. Um just freakin awesome…..nothing more nothing less…no need for all the this is my gun crap…..just awesome!

  14. Makes me wish I was a kid again.

    We used to play gunboats and submarines with classic legos. No technics stuff. Just the basic bricks and some 4×8 flats etc. The boats were made with flat bottoms to look like they’re swimming on the floor, and they had guns built inside that resembled reverse crossbows.

    You would push in an 2×8 piece against 4-5 twisted rubber bands through an opening, and tilt it up until the rubber bands wedged the projectile in place against the studs on the bottom. The other end would stick up inside the ship, and you’d fire the gun by pushing it down so the rubber bands shot the block out of the same opening you used to push it in.

    The tension in the rubber bands put so much stress on the gun’s structure that they had to be built as a part of the ship hull. When the ships sustained enough damage, they would explode and fly apart. The guns, or torpedo shooters, were powerful enough to break the other ship in half with a well aimed shot anyways.

  15. “LEGOs” is not a word. The gun is made from “LEGO bricks” or simply “LEGO”, in pretty much the same way you have a field of sheep, rather than a field of sheeps.

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