At GizmoWatch, we have had the honor of writing about a slew of innovative Lego based conceptions ranging from bantam robots, flamboyant rockets to grandiose stadiums. This time, however, we have come across an ingeniously conceived Barrett M82A1 gun that scores high on the purely boisterous quotient.
For those who are a bit short on weaponry based knowledge, originally, the Barrett M82 is a recoil operated, semi-automatic and anti-materiel sniper rifle, developed by the famous Barrett Firearms Manufacturing company. Replicated in gazillions of popular movies and video games, the rifle also saw real time action in strategic scenarios like Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm.
Coming back to our Lego bolstered contraption, this magnificent piece was created by New Jersey based modder, aficionado and student Ben (who goes by the name of Brixwhiz in MOCPages). The replica is exactly in a 1:1 scale, which means that it falls according to the original dimensions of the gun, with a length of 4 feet. Obviously the weight of about 6 pounds would certainly be lighter, as the conception utilizes hollow plastic bricks.
And since we are talking about the plastic bricks, the designer required more than a whopping 3,000 pieces, all in a grayish-black color scheme. As for its breathtaking visual allure, the modder did manage to capture that sinister essence of sniper rifles fused with robust character of heavy duty guns. The impressive ambit is definitely complimented by the attention to details, like the wholehearted inclusion of removable magazine, working slide, moving trigger and even a folding bipod for support. So yes, the only thing that it doesn't do is fire those massive .50 caliber BMG bullets!