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M249 PARA (working RBG)
a working belt fed M249 PARA (aka FN MINIMI), fires Rbs off a minigun mech.
About this creation
well, the time has come for me to post a new gun. this time i decided to make a proper LMG, and chose the M249 SAW (aka the FN MINIMI). this was gong to be a challenge for several reasons: it was a big gun, so i didnt know if i was going to be able to finish it with the pieces i had. i went for the smallest option - the PARA. then there was the problem of a hi-cap RBG mech, and then the problem of fitting the electrics in. i knew the chain mech wasnt going to be a problem, as i had actually started building this gun a few months ago, completing the chain mech and clicker, only to break the gun unfinished and make something else.

VIDEO!!!

this is the small version of the M249, the M249 PARA. it has a shorter barrel and a folding stock, but retains the magazine port that the M249 SPW lost.
i could spend a long time telling you about all the features/purposes of the SAW, but instead of boring you, ill get onto what my gun does. it features:

-belt fed (tank tracks as the chain)
-built in clicker, that clicks once every time a chain link passes through the mech
-working hi-cap RB minigun mech at the front
-folding stock (also can be detached)
-removable chain box with opening lid for loading of the chain
-realism mech that stops the gun firing if there is no chain in the mech
-great looks XD


basically, there are 2 old-style 9v battery boxes in the gun. one is turned on when there is a chain in the port using a clever little mech, the other is turned on when you pull the trigger. these are connected through a micro version of my transformer (took a long time to work out how to make) to a motor and a switch. the transformer output will only turn on if both inputs are on, this stops the clicker working if there is no belt in the feed.

the motor powers the chain feed mech and a clicker. the chain feed cog has 6 notches/teeth for the chain pieces, so i sped the mech up using a 2:1 and a 3:1 gear system and then added a clicker that clicked once a revolution. this provides a 'gunshot' noise if there are no RBs being fired.

the switch leads to another motor, this one powering a thread reel that pulls he thread off the minigun barrels to make it fire. the switch is ued because once all the RBs are fired, the motor keeps pulling at the thread which is attached to the minigun barrel. i had to attach it because otherwise every time i used it i would loose the thread in the inner workings of the gun. and have to take the whole thing apart to find the end. the switch is basically to stop me from breaking the motor when the RB mech is empty.

pics:
the gun









left side (stock retracted)









same, right side









stock extended









ammo box removed










the ammo box









side view









the lid lock (the lid is on the bottom)









pressed in, and it unlocks









so that you can open the lid









the ammo: an 85-link chain and a load of RBs









the cover opened









the belt port









with a belt in









the clicker mech (that blue thing is the clicker)









the folding stock, folded









and unfolded









the carrying handle (VERY flimsy, only used for looks)









the minigun mech










the minigun barrel, loaded









the switch for the thread motor, set to 'off'









set to 'on'









looking down the sights. the carrying handle is only just out of the way, sometimes its better just to take it off.







fps









and some last views of the gun











thats it - tell me what you think!



Comments

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  October 8, 2014
lol instructions!!! loved it!cxl199541@gmail.com
  October 8, 2014
lol instructions!!! loved it! cxl199541@gmail.com
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  September 16, 2014
Dear Jack... i still love your legomodelguns... before five month ago, i had buy your book and build all the guns, but now... I NEED MORE OF YOUR STUFF.... please send me, what i can do... for more instructions...???!!! to: ameise39@web.de, or at my writerhomepage: www.a-w-bergmann.com your greatest german fan...:-)))
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  April 6, 2014
Can you please sell this Also your the best lego gun builder i know
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  February 14, 2014
May I please have instructions send them to ryanbunda@gmail.com
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  January 8, 2014
Please gif me the instructions send it to Sam.leeft@hotmail.com please sendt it please
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  November 28, 2012
LDD instructions please? diederik@diepnet.nl please
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  November 27, 2012
LDD instructions please? diederik@diepnet.nl please
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  November 23, 2012
LDD instructions please? diederik@diepnet.nl
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  November 18, 2012
Instructions plz!!!! Medgaem@mail.ru
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  October 17, 2012
I got your book and I'm trying to make the desert eagle and I'm failing on the trigger cuz i tried 2 use a 1x7 technic thing but it got jacked up so im trying to use a 0.5x6 technic brick and it gets messed up. But anyways i like this M249
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  September 18, 2012
Great build. May I have the instructions/plans please. dadula@arach.net.au
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  September 11, 2012
Instructions plz!!!! spartan.galli@gmail.com
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  August 5, 2012
send the instruccion here please :D ignaciosalasc@gmail.com
  June 24, 2012
really nice, one of my favourite LMG's =)
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  June 9, 2012
please send me the INSTRUCTIONS to this amazing gun at pneale3@rochester.rr.com
  March 26, 2012
PLEASE SEND INSTRUCTIONS VIA EMAIL budgieb52@gmial.com
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  March 5, 2012
insane dude. fnh makes the coolest guns. did u know they make the fal,m240,m249saw,scar h,scar L, and f2000? any ways, its the coolest thing ever.
  January 11, 2012
streaty give me you email please
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  October 23, 2011
EVERYONE! BEFORE POSTING A COMMENT READ THIS! HE HAS NOT A SINGLE BOOKLET, PIECE LIST, INSTRUCTION FOR ANY GUN OTHER THAN HIS H&K M416 SO STOP FREAKING ASKING! HES NEVER, NEVER, NEVER EVER GOING TO GIVE THEM OUT CAUSE HE DOESN'T HAVE ANY! SO LOOK AT EVERYONE ELSE'S COMMENTS AND ASK IF THEY GOT THE INSTRUCTIONS FROM HIM OK.
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  August 27, 2011
hey man i'm making a gun with a minigun mech and i was wondering how you got to make the spinning go so fast, im using nxt and it spins far to slowly thanks.
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  June 19, 2011
He is gone. He can't sent instructions.
  June 13, 2011
You're awesome, dude! I've watched all your vids and im Impressed. Can you make instructions for the m249 in LDD please???
  June 13, 2011
You're awesome, dude! I've watched all your vids and im Impressed. Can you make instructions for the m249 in LDD please???
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  June 13, 2011
trop fort, pouvez vous m'envoyr les plan en francais romain.geslin@laposte.net.
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  June 10, 2011
hi I've watched all of your YouTube clips and I'm just wondering if you could send me the instructions for your AWESOME M249 PARA? send it to hayden99@tpg.com.au
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  June 9, 2011
i love it!!!!!pls give me the instruction...wanted to build...'ezrasaleh62@gmail.com'....Thx
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  June 7, 2011
This is AMAZING!! Could you please send instructions on how to build this to vlad1041997297@yandex.ru? Thanks you.
  May 30, 2011
I'M LOVIN' IT!!, can u send me instructions? mathiasholtz@live.dk
  May 30, 2011
I'M LOVIN' IT!!, can u send me instructions? mathiasholtz@live.dk
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  May 20, 2011
I'M LOVIN' IT!!, can u send me instructions? plz to bart.bouwels@kpnplanet.nl
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  May 5, 2011
Where do you get all of these black peaces? Any way you're awesome at lego keep on building bro! ~ogge
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  May 2, 2011
i love the design and all of your work but i couldent make that in my wildest dream so i was wondering if they were for sale, my e-mail is "john.starsport@gmail.com"...please consider it
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  April 15, 2011
awesome!
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  April 13, 2011
i loved the video and was wondering if you had instruction on how to build. Im deploying soon and will have some free time while gone. shauku12001@yahoo.com. Thank you very much
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  April 9, 2011
very good construction. can you send me a instruction? :D please on kubam@wm.pl
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  April 1, 2011
lol instructions!!! loved it! cuate1996@gmail.com
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  March 24, 2011
plz can u send me the instuctions and the list of parts needed and where to buy send to hickey2005@gmail.com
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  March 13, 2011
:D pls send instructions to me, and it would be great if it were on ldd. plz send instructions to: trinity3techfire@aol.com
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  February 19, 2011
this is awesome! i would love inscructions if u have them?
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  February 10, 2011
me to please? timofokke@cs.com
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  January 31, 2011
NICE GUN !! Can you give me instructions ???- tata14@interia.pl
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  January 30, 2011
BEST weapon! Can you send me the instructions, PLEASE? Robin-Hammer1995@web.de
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  January 21, 2011
hi nice gun !! can you send me the instructions ? mats235@hotmail.com
  January 19, 2011
Awesome job. Can u send instructions to my e-mail. arttujamsen@gmail.com
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  January 13, 2011
very cool! can you send instructions to jeremycomelli@bluewin.ch please?
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  January 12, 2011
Wow! It's really good! Can you send instructions to jeremycomelli@bluewin.ch pleeaaase?
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  January 3, 2011
thats incredible! can you please send the instructions to henry.lambe@abingdon.org.uk ?
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  December 28, 2010
oh wow thats just awsum! xD as everyone else is asking i suppose its okies can i have instrutions on how to make it, madmoo_8@hotmail.co.uk cheers x
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  December 20, 2010
Beforehand thank you!!!
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  December 20, 2010
Please send me instrucshion on ShinshillaD@yandex.ru!!!!(LDD and pictures)
  December 14, 2010
Please can you send me building instructions for this and the Lee Enfield Bolt Action Sniper Rifle it would be EXTREMELY appreciated rpitcher1@hotmail.com
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  December 14, 2010
can you give intructions at jean.beuselinck@free.fr
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  December 11, 2010
can you give intructions at nf@bjergmark.com
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  November 17, 2010
Can you give instructions how te mehanism work on my e-mail ignax255@gmail.com thanks
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  November 9, 2010
Can you give instructions how te mehanism work on my e-mail czapek999@o2.pl ibuildin lego rifles but only semi- auto snipers and your gun is awesome!!!
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  November 2, 2010
ewww! thts dirty!(in a good way)
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  October 16, 2010
can you give intructions at 6xanthonyx6@gmail.com
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  October 13, 2010
Nice mate! Now only the M249 mini ;) I like the mag and the system! you are the best ;)
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  October 12, 2010
first chain gun i saw epic can you make instructions please
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  October 7, 2010
dude,THAT IS SO AWSOME!!!!! please make instructions. it is so dang awsome. instructions plzzz?
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  September 6, 2010
i would understand if u would not want to tell your secret but please tell me hot to make it at indyjeffrey@hotmail.com
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  September 1, 2010
Awesome!:)
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  August 13, 2010
Video does work. Are there some more available? Could you please send me the LDD Files if you did make some? legowitch@yahoo.com
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  July 18, 2010
this gun is completely amazing i would understand if you don't want to give up your secrets but if you wouldn't mind please send me some instructions to joshevensen@yahoo.com thanks
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  June 27, 2010
awesome gun! where do you get tank track pieces?
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  June 13, 2010
please please please send the instructions to: averagemonday@gmail.com
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  June 1, 2010
100 points out of 10 i saw the vid on youtube and its awesome could you please make instructions?? please please and if u do decide u want to sent them to me my NEW email is soap.939@hotmail.com
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  May 7, 2010
cool please send me an buildinginstruction han_96@gmx.de
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  April 3, 2010
please send my instruction. on legotechnik@interia.pl
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  April 2, 2010
OMFG that's probably the coolest thing I've ever seen!!!!! Plz send instructions to chukkls@yahoo.com!!!!!
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  March 7, 2010
Its best gun i ever seen 10 points GOOD! work
Jack Streat
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sebastian kvernland
  February 24, 2010
hi i love you work there, the gun is the best gun i ever seen!! can you please send me the instructions to k_vern_land@hotmail.com you are the best builder i ever seen! i have seen you other guns and all of them are so nice regards an happy builder.
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  February 18, 2010
Where did you get the Caterpillar belt ?!
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  January 31, 2010
OMFG! love the shooting mec and the chain!!!! plz sent the instructions to the_pbfreak@hotmail.com
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  January 27, 2010
Good replica, it could be fitted in into some Rambo movies as a safety blocked replica. What a style dude!
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  January 18, 2010
this is my top favourite gun! i bet this took you a month to build.lol
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  December 11, 2009
The BEST LEGO machine gun I have EVER seen!!! .. 0
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  November 9, 2009
Awesome! One of the best guns ever seen.
  October 23, 2009
AAAAAHHHHH!!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!! wish i had 1.....that belt just stunned me, with the belt box and omg! sweet!!!!!1
  September 14, 2009
AWSOME! WICKED! IT RULES! Take it into war..lol! Nice video on youtube by the way :P
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  September 9, 2009
I LOVE IT!!!!!
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  September 6, 2009
Nice! I like how you got it to fire rubber bands, exellent!!:)
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  September 6, 2009
What got me is that I'm in the US Army, I've fired a SAW before, and... That's almost exactly how we load the belt up into it.
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  September 3, 2009
The firing was a bit sloppy but everything was so freaking awsome i about pee'd myself...
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  September 3, 2009
One of the best rubber band guns. Not just Lego, but THE best gun I have seen.
Jack Streat
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George Kemper
  September 2, 2009
Great job the handle looks great (even if can break easily) the shape is really perfect though.-George
Jack Streat
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Jasper Jasper
  September 2, 2009
just wanna make clear that this is a awesome gun. very good job, but I've got a couple of questions. 1) how does the belt switch work (when there is no belt it wouldn't fire). 1)How does the "I stop cuzz there are no RBs anymore" switch work. 3) the gun uses 2 motors? (in case of yes which motors, I guess you are not using the PF motors) well that was pretty much it;) 5/5!!!!
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  September 2, 2009
sweetness, i love how you added th belt and made it fire, have you seen mine yet? great job.
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  September 2, 2009
Outstanding work! Nice shaping. -Dylan
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  September 2, 2009
AWWW you took my idea on the ammunition belt before I could even make a gun with it. I gotta make a gun fast when I come up with an idea... Random people on YouTube are starting to get to them before me...
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  September 2, 2009
What can i say it's excellemt! Great work!
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  September 2, 2009
plain awesomeness.
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  September 2, 2009
This is is most realistic lego M249 I've seen. ~ Ghostman :)
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  September 2, 2009
Thats is AWSOME!!!!! i gotta get me one of those. love it.
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  September 2, 2009
how does the minigun mech work?
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  September 2, 2009
What a beast. I cant find anything to criticize about it! --Young-----P.S Check out my HK 416! please!
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  September 2, 2009
Another amazing gun!
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  September 2, 2009
This is just astounding! Your most amazing gun yet!
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  September 2, 2009
0_0 DUDE! I love how the buttstock comes out! To bad you had to flick off the front sight. I like the noise it makes. Maybe you could make a 21e next. Here: http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&rls=com.microsoft%3Aen-us&um=1&sa=1&q=21e+gun&aq=1&oq=21e+&aqi=g2&start=0
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  September 2, 2009
WOOOW!! Very nice!! excellent! perfect M249 para;) right to the details! and the belt and box magazine system, just fantastic! A+++ Well done! but that was expected from your inventions!:D
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  September 2, 2009
I saw the video, THIS IS AMAZING! your a wizard with guns! This rocks! I'm not good at making rubber band guns! :( I wish I had one of these!
 
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