Brickarms are a custom element in the Lego Universe, made by Will Chapman of Redmond, Washington, and mass-produced and sold athttp://brickarms.com They are miniature, plastic weaponry, designed for a multitude of themes, including but not limited to:
- Modern Warfare
- World War II
History of BrickarmsEdit
Brickarms began in 2006, as a request by Will's youngest son to design him WWII weaponry for his minifigures. Will began designing the figures and molding them, and this small request soon became a company. Series 1 was launched in 2006 on the website, with 8 weapons in the black color option included. These 8 accessories quickly became 16, 32, and currently 43 Brickarms accessories, not counting discontinued pieces and prototypes.
Brickarms are spread across numerous themes. There are 4 main themes, and each theme has sub-themes within it. The list of main themes includes:
- Modern Combat
- Weapons of History
- World War Era
- Sci-Fi Weaponry
and their numerous sub-themes include:
- Special Operations
These themes are often grouped together into weapon packs.
Brickarms are released in waves, or series. There have been 4 series to date (January 1st, 2010.)
- Series 1
- Series 2
- Series 3
- Series 4
- Series 4: Part 2, an assortment of products featuring limited edition items and prototypes.
Brickarms Prototypes are rough designs, home injected by Will, which are brought to Lego conventions, shown off on the forums, and given away by Will and Mr. Badger as contest prizes. Their existence is to show the fans what Will is working on. Prototypes are, more often than not, realized as fully molded, mass-produced items.