LRDG 30 CWT - Long Range Desert Group Truck - Limited Edition

Brickmania
$225.00
Current Stock:
0
SKU:
BKM2501
Availability:
Preorder Ships 8/16/2024
Weight:
1.93 LBS
Shipping:
Calculated at Checkout
Designer:
Andreas Eggen
Piece Count:
265 Lego®, BrickArms® and Brickmania® elements
Minifigs:
3
Skill Level:
Intermediate (3 of 5)

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Out of stock
Expected release date is 8/16/2024

This is a limited-edition series build and will not restock after its initial production run. Order between 6-28-24 and 7-1-24 to guarantee your copy!

Kits ship on or around 8-16-24.

About the LRDG Truck – WWII British Truck:

In the Second World War, while the North African Campaign raged along the coast, the Long Range Desert Group saw opportunity in the vast and supposedly impassable desert. Formed by interwar explorers and scientists, the LRDG was a small, all-volunteer unit initially comprised of New Zealanders, such as the men of ‘T’ Patrol. Self-sufficient, innovative, and expert navigators, the LRDG gathered intelligence and wreaked havoc, then vanished into the sea of sand. Allied spies and raiding parties praised the LRDG as the ‘Libyan Desert Taxi Service.’ Shocked enemy troops called them the ‘Ghost Patrol.’ But perhaps the LRDG’s most important role was the Road Watch. Concealed mere yards from Axis supply routes, the LRDG provided vital intelligence to Allied command.

The LRDG customized Chevrolet 30cwt trucks, adding suspension springs, enlarging radiators, and fitting sand channels, but stripping extras such as doors and windscreens. The two-wheel drive trucks were light across soft sand and fuel efficient. The beds overflowed with fuel, radios, and weapons, such as Lewis guns and Vickers Ks, poached from the RAF for their high rate of fire. With ingenuity and specialized equipment, the LRDG embraced the motto, “Not by Strength, by Guile.”

 LRDG Truck – WWII British Truck

Model Statistics:

Designed by Andreas Eggen
265 LEGO®, BrickArms®, and Brickmania® elements
3x custom minifig
Custom printed elements
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 and includes complete printed building instructions. This is a limited-edition kit and production may be discontinued at any time.

This is not a LEGO® Product. LEGO and the LEGO minifigure are trademarks of the LEGO Group, which does not sponsor, authorize, or endorse this product. The LEGO Group is not liable for any loss, injury or damage arising from the use or misuse of this product.