Bob Semple Tank - Mobile Defense Pill Box

Current Stock:
4.20 LBS
Calculated at Checkout
Daniel Siskind
Piece Count:
552 LEGO®, Brickmania® & BrickArms® elements
Skill Level:
Intermediate (3 of 5)

Out of stock

About the Bob Semple Tank – Mobile Defense Pill Box:

Quickly realizing they were not up to the armored vehicle production capabilities of countries like Japan at the outbreak of World War II, the country of New Zealand began to seek solutions in the face of a then inevitable attack. Taking up the lead on this endeavor was the Minister of Works, Robert ‘Bob’ Semple. Working with very little supplies and feeling the pressure of a world on the brink of war, the tank was rushed through the prototype phase. The end result was an armored box armed with six Bren .303 caliber machine guns mounted on a Caterpillar RD8 crawler tractor. In the end only three were ever produced and never did the tank see combat, however, Semple and the country of New Zealand were proud that they developed their own armored force and demonstrated the resolve to fight in the face of adversity.

“I had the vision to try and create something while a lot of others were just sniveling” - Robert ‘Bob’ Semple


Crew: 6 – 8
Armament: 6x Bren .303 caliber machine guns
Speed: 12 km/h (7.5 mph)
Range: 160 km (100 mi)

Bob Semple - Mobile Defense Pillbox

Additional information about this Brickmania® custom building kit:

The legendary Bob Semple tank is now available as a custom building kit from Brickmania! The kit features smooth rolling tracks, easily accessible interior, and rotating turret with an elevating gun. Also included are four BrickArms® Vickers air machine guns, two BrickArms Vickers barrels, a BrickArms SMLE rifle, and a custom New Zealand infantry soldier minifig with a new “Lemon Squeezer” hat.

Model Statistics:

Designed by Daniel Siskind
552 LEGO®, Brickmania® & BrickArms® elements
1x custom printed minifig designed by Landon Reimer
1x custom created “Lemon Squeezer” New Zealand Army Campaign Hat
4x BrickArms Vickers Air Machine Guns
2x BrickArms Vickers Barrels
1x BrickArms SMLE Rifle
Full-color printed building instructions
1/35th scale to match other Brickmania kits
Intermediate Skill Level (4-6 years building experience recommended)

All Brickmania® model kits are made of new-condition LEGO® bricks. This model comes disassembled, includes complete printed building instructions and comes packaged in a sealed box. This is a limited-edition kit and production may be discontinued at any time.