My Son’s Scratch-Built LEGO Military Vehicles


Musings By Joschik
Christian obsesses over collectibles, antiques and toys more than the average person, but (he believes) in a productive way. Documenting collectibles has been a passion since working on a book about his favorite childhood toys from Timpo 41 years ago.

 


 

Yes, we had LEGO, but it was nothing like the sets you can get today!  So I played with model cars and toy soldiers (here are some of those).  My son Nikolai has mountains of LEGO and he does very cool stuff with it!  But I might be biased, so see for yourself…

Last year he scratch built a Leopard II for me (probably because that was the tank I was both Gunner and Loader on when I did my military service)  –

 

This year he followed up with a Gepard, also scratch built  –

Nice details throughout –

 

And his first US tank, the LAV-25 is a member of the LAV II family. It is an eight-wheeled amphibious armored reconnaissance vehicle built by General Dynamics Land Systems and used by the United States Marine Corps and the United States Army  –

 

Again, lots of small features like with these Military Assault Packs  –

 

And now he plans some dioramas, here is his first one, a Humvee in its natural habitat  –

 

I enjoy that he was trying to do an Engine  –

 

And that engine still gives LEGO away as mainly a toy (yes, Jim, this is not a Humvee engine…), but one of the very best ones!  Next, he plans a tank repair hall which should be good.

Please share some of your builds (scratch or factory) in the comments!

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Richard Kloosterboer
Richard Kloosterboer
1 year ago

Rebuild a proper truck for the vintage tanker in 1993 from spare parts.

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Mike Thomella
Mike Thomella
1 year ago

These are great! Lego should not make them – I would be a buyer!

ModelCarFreak
ModelCarFreak
1 year ago

I will have to get out my Lego now and try this!

Karl
Karl
1 year ago

Those are great for scratch built – look like real Lego kits! Must have taken days and days to do each one!

Rex
Rex
1 year ago

I would have guessed these were actual kits. The attention to detail and the proportions are incredible.

Fjaviserr
Fjaviserr
1 year ago

What can I say? I am speechless.Bravo!!!!!

Isaac Nelson
Admin
1 year ago

I love these! Fantastic builds all around with great detailing. Nikolai is super talented and I’m excited to see what he comes up with next! 😁

Denise
Denise
1 year ago

Great builds from scratch, thanks for sharing!! Here is photo of one of my few city sets – this is the Street Sweeper. I really like the blue bristle brush when I bought it and I’ve kept it ever since – 1995!

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Frank
Frank
1 year ago

Lego stays alive for generations.

Baskingshark
Baskingshark
1 year ago

Wow, this is some incredible work!

Robert
Robert
1 year ago

Wow, these are awesome, hope that you guys are adding more Lego products or other brands like COBI soon

Jim
Jim
1 year ago

Awesome work by your son, Christian! Great stuff on the HUMVEE 🙂

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