LEGO Heavy Weapons

LEGO Heavy Weapons

Build Working Replicas of Four of the World's Most Impressive Guns
by Jack Streat
May 2012, 368 pp.

From LEGO guns mastermind and 18–year-old YouTube sensation Jack Streat comes LEGO Heavy Weapons, a collection of complete building instructions for four truly impressive, 1:1-scale replicas of the world's most iconic firearms.

LEGO Heavy Weapons will show you how to build brick-based models of:

  • A massive Desert Eagle handgun, with working blowback action
  • The compact but deadly AKS-74U assault rifle with folding stock
  • A bolt-action Lee Enfield rifle (a.k.a. Jungle Carbine)
  • A pump action SPAS combat shotgun

Each set of instructions includes a complete parts listing, so you can find (or special order) any hard-to-find bricks. The book's illustrated, step-by-step building instructions will be clear to anyone who's ever played with LEGO bricks, and the biggest models will challenge and delight even the most serious builders.

Author Bio 

Since posting his first LEGO gun online at age 13, Jack Streat has played an influential role in the LEGO weapons builder community. In his spare time he modifies guitars in a never-ending quest to make them as loud as possible. Streat wrote this, his first book, when he was 18 years old.

Table of contents 

Chapter 1: Desert Eagle
Chapter 2: AKS-47U
Chapter 3: Lee-Enfield Sniper Rifle (Jungle Carbine)
Chapter 4: SPAS-12 Combat Shotgun


"If I'd seen Jack Streat's LEGO gun creations [as a kid], my head would've exploded. Heck, seeing them as an adult is doing just that—ka-boom!"
—Brian Ashcraft, Kotaku (Read More) discusses the book and interviews Jack Streat, the author (Read More)

Featured on The Daily Mail (Read More)

Wired Magazine's GeekMom interviews Jack Streat, the author (Read More)

"Equal parts disturbing and awesome."
—Wired Magazine’s Tumblr (Read More)

"Nothing is more satisfying than building something with your own two hands—especially when it's a 1:1 scale AK47 assault rifle!"
—MTV Geek (Read More)

"Scary or harmless?" The San Francisco Chronicle's Mommy Files blog discusses the controversy behind the book. (Read More)

"The only thing 'scary' about his book is how some are overreacting to it.”
—NRA, News & Issues (Read More)

As seen on Uncrate! (Read More)

Featured on Boing Boing (Read More)

As seen on Cool Hunting (Read More)

Profile of Jack Streat, the author
—East Anglican Daily Times (Read More)

"An excellently designed, and thoroughly informative piece of work which I highly recommend."
—Greg Barbrick, Blogcritics (Read More)

Featured on The Gentlemint (Read More)

"Love the shotgun and Enfield."
—The Firearm Blog (Read More)

"The directions are straight to follow, and easy to manage. I commend young Mr. Streat on his ingenuity and dedication in building such incredible replicas."
—A LEGO A Day (Read More)

"If you want a collection of cool guns without the expense and danger of real firearms, you need LEGO Heavy Weapons."
—GeekAlerts (Read More)

"If you love building cool looking models with intricate mechanisms, even if you’re not into guns, then this book is for you."
—Bot Bench (Read More)

Featured on Laughing Squid (Read More)

Featured on episode of The Brick Show (Watch it here!)

Wikinews interviews Jack Streat, the author (Read More)

"Make sure to check out LEGO Heavy Weapons if you get the chance because it is one book you won't want to miss."
—BioGamer Girl Magazine (Read More)

"By the time you finish LEGO Heavy Weapons, by Jack Streat you’ll have the skill set to begin designing your own replicas...of just about anything."
—Jeff Soyer, Alphecca (Read More)

"Really, this is pretty slick."
—Stuff From Hsoi (Read More)

Featured on The Hundreds (Read More)

Featured on HiConsumption (Read More)

Featured on Design You Trust (Read More)

"The mechanisms that he designs are intricate; a watchmaker would have been proud of this work."
—Mark Crosbie, Think Bricks (Read More)

"I love that each set of instructions contains a list of LEGO bricks needed to complete each project so you can be sure you have everything piece on hand before you get started!"
—My Springfield Mommy (Read More)

"This was a very interesting and satisfying way to get back into a very cool and mentally stimulating hobby."
—Michael Chu, Cooking for Engineers (Read More)

Extra Stuff 

Check out the LEGO Heavy Weapons video!