Marder II "Kohlenklau" – WWII German Self Propelled Anti-Tank Gun

Brickmania
$310.00
Current Stock:
1
SKU:
BKM2491
Availability:
Order by 4/14 for Shipping on or around 5/31
Weight:
2.53 LBS
Shipping:
Calculated at Checkout
Designer:
Andrea Boninsegna
Piece Count:
458 LEGO® and Brickmania® elements
Minifigs:
1
Skill Level:
Intermediate (3 of 5)

Expected release date is 5/31/2024

This is a limited-edition series build and will not restock after its initial production run. Order between 4-12-24 and 4-14-24 to guarantee your copy!

Kits ship on or around 5-31-2024.

About the Marder II "Kohlenklau" – WWII German Self Propelled Anti-Tank Gun:

The Marder II showcased Germany’s ability to adapt throughout the rapidly modernizing war. The Panzer II’s small 2cm autocannon was outclassed, but its chassis remained reliable; and the Pak 40 anti-tank gun was powerful, but too heavy to move without artillery tractors. To employ these strengths and negate these weakness, the Marder II mounted the hard-hitting Pak 40 onto the reliable Panzer II chassis. The tall, open superstructure offered a large target for enemy gunners and exposed the crew to fire in close fighting, but given the right support, the Marder II was an effective tank destroyer. About 850 Marder IIs were built, serving predominantly on the Eastern Front.

A particularly successful Marder II was the “Coal Thief,” named for “Kohlenklau,” a popular German cartoon character used in campaigns encouraging energy conservation for the war effort. The “Coal Thief,” its armor adorned with the cartoon, was featured in propaganda photographs with its proud commander, Helmut Kohlke, after claiming 19 victories on the Eastern Front.

Marder II "Kohlenklau" – WWII German Self Propelled Anti-Tank Gun

Model Statistics:

Designed by Andrea Boninsegna
458 LEGO® and Brickmania® elements
1x custom minifigs
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.