CombatBrick offer a variety of Army builder model kits, custom LEGO minifigures and toy guns. They have an online store dedicated to custom LEGO Military creations. We decided to catch up with Alex to find out how his year had been and see what his plans for this year are. Alex runs the business by himself along with a demanding full time job and a family. So all his work is done in those few, “free” precious hours.
How was 2012 for CombatBrick, and what were your highlights?
2012 was the most exciting year for me, since it was the first year I introduced my custom, injection molded guns to the community. But it took all 2011 to prepare for it: learning about injection molding, computer aided design (CAD), LEGO, LEGO fan community etc. And finally receiving the first box from my manufacturer with pre-production run of my toy guns was a defining moment.
What were your favourite pieces you released in 2012?
One of my most favorite guns is SMG-45 Sub-Machine Gun, just a very cool, futuristic looking gun. And I am very proud of bringing to LEGO life the WWII Japanese Type-99 machine gun. It might not be the hot-selling item but it just looked like a fine piece of engineering that I wanted to.
What can we expect to see from CombatBrick this year, any sneak previews?
I am right in the middle of releasing a new, 3rd batch of my custom guns. It’s a themed release: Sniper Rifle. I am about to announce that it will feature an infamous British Sniper Rifle.
I would like to have 6 releases this year if I could. And also diversify my offerings. Besides guns I would like to offer other LEGO compatible toy items – all Military themed of course. I am working with a couple well known Military builders to bring to life a set of various pieces for MOC/diorama builders, not guns but rather supporting pieces. It has proven to be a lot of fun to work on a crowd-sourced project.