¾ Ton GS – Australian Army Utility Truck

Brickmania
$155.00
Current Stock:
11
SKU:
BKM1075
Availability:
Ships in 1-3 business days.
Weight:
1.86 LBS
Shipping:
Calculated at Checkout
Designer:
Thomas Hay and Marcus Elliott
Piece Count:
197 LEGO®, BrickArms®, and Brickmania® elements
Minifigs:
2
Skill Level:
Sophomore (2 of 5)

About the ¾ Ton GS – Australian Army Utility Truck:

In 1961, the Australian Army brought a new truck into service designated Truck, Utility, 3/4 Ton GS, which then went on to function in a multitude of roles for the next 30 years. Based on the British Land Rover Series 2A, these Australian variants were easily spotted because of several unique characteristics—cut-away front mudguards, front brush guard, bumperettes at the rear that doubled as holders for jerry cans, twin fuel tanks, and the addition of pioneer tools.

Like the American MUTT, there were many variations. These included: standard cargo/personnel carrier, ambulance, radio operation, and staff car. The most common was the cargo/personnel carrier. Referred to as the GS for “general service," this version had larger-capacity fuel tanks, a towing hitch, and an upgraded brush guard. Additionally, the GS had an open top body and four seats. The bed used a dropdown tailgate, and the whole vehicle could be topped with a canvas roof or fitted with a machine gun. Similar to the MUTT, the GS was used wherever troops were stationed. Its ruggedness proved very capable in Vietnam and was a mainstay of the commonwealth troops.

Additional information about this Brickmania® custom building kit:

Play features include seats for both custom minifigs, a mounted BrickArms M60 MG, and a pair of the new BrickArms Reloaded Owen Guns. Printed details include the front grille, indicators, license plate, and more. The two custom minifigs included are also sporting a brand-new custom 3D printed giggle hat created in house by Brickmania.

Model Statistics:

Designed by Thomas Hay and Marcus Elliott
197 LEGO®, BrickArms®, and Brickmania® elements
2x custom minifigs
Custom printed elements
Full-color printed building instructions
1/35th scale to match other Brickmania kits
Sophomore Skill Level (2-4 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.