My LEGO® rendition of the Enfield SA80 rifle from the United Kingdom!
About this creation
Having been building mostly WWII weapons lately, I wanted to construct a more modern gun for a change; my new ‘SA80’ is not only my most modern-looking replica to date, but also my first bullpup rifle (i.e. having the breech and magazine situated behind the trigger group), my first gun model to utilize tan-colored LEGO® elements, and my first to feature a sight attachment, in this case, the ‘Sight Unit Small Arms, Trilux’ or SUSAT. My first gun scope, the SUSAT features the real one’s inner ‘German post’ reticle; I’m currently considering the feasibility of illuminating this with a LEGO light brick to simulate the actual SUSAT’s tritium-powered light. The model rifle features a pull-back trigger, sliding bolt, opening dust-cover, moving fire-selector switch, and removable magazine (which is simply a copy of my M16’s magazine; it’s nice how the NATO standardization has made my LEGO gun building a little easier!).
The Enfield L85A2 (nicknamed the 'SA80' or 'Small Arms for the 1980's' during development) is the standard assault rifle of the United Kingdom and although it initially suffered from reliability issues (for which it has gained a poor reputation), the L85 has been upgraded to the A2 configuration by Heckler & Koch and greatly improved in its service.
[Overall Dimensions: 30.8” long, 2.3” wide, and 11.3” high (from top of scope to bottom of magazine). Total Weight: 2.7 lbs. First completed on December 22, 2011; deconstructed on June 27, 2012.]
[A photo showing the bolt closed, dust-cover flap closed, and magazine inserted.]
[A photo showing the bolt open, dust-cover flap open, and magazine removed.]
[A look through the SUSAT.]
[The SUSAT removed from its mount; note the basic iron sights atop the scope.]
Hey Cole I'm not going to be a noob and ask for Instructions or anything, I just wanted to let you know that this Is truly a Genuine masterpiece ( not that you didn't know that already ) and to Tell you that you're a great inspiration not only to me but to several builders out there. ( oh wow That sounded even cheesier than I thought it would )
@ PinkStormtrooper: ha, yes!
Dude! That's awesome! It totally looks real from the thumbnail! :D.....
Dear santa. You know all those lego thing I asked for for christmas? Well, can I replace those 143 lego sets with this one gun I saw on mocpages?
This is super awesome! I love the handle and the design you used for the trigger guard. I also like how you made your SUSAT sight. The use of those antenna pieces is ingenious. You should make a Dragunov sniper rifle. Seeing as you have all those brown pieces(from your AK-47) you would be one of the few people on MOCpages to make an accurate one. Also, I bet you could make a really nice scope for it too.
Hi Cole! I was wondering if you could build a larger weapon like a Minigun or a Bazooka but I know they are quite hard!. I love the L85A2/SA80 so I would love to see more british guns being made! P.S Although I have already asked for quite a lot of hard guns, I would really want to see a Luger or Automag for they are my favourite Handguns...EVER!!! P.P.S I am so sorry to hear that your guns were removed from Brickcon!!! They should be ashamed. Keep On Brickin,!
love it but i personaily like ur ww2 mocs better but i ges thats because im a history buff have u given any thought to a 1:1 scale HMG like a mg42 or browning 1919 or some hunting guns like a browning auto5 semi auto shotgun these are just ideas that i thought would complement ur building talent any way 5/5
Wow, just wow.. If possible, could you please send me a video or an instructions manual on this and/or the Skorpion? I really want to try to make one of the blocks I already have so.. But it was really cool!!
Quoting Marauder Man
You better have all the guns at Brickcon 2012, or I will track you down.
I would love to bring them all to BrickCon again, but the event coordinators have told me that I can't show my weapons there again; unfortunately, I'm no longer allowed to display them at the venue as they are too realistic (they can be mistaken for the real guns) and thus highly controversial. I was actually told at the very end of the closing ceremonies, after the last public exhibition had closed, that a few people had voiced some concern and a Seattle police officer had even come by and talked to the show's management about it (though not to me). BrickCon is not willing to support me in this, and as I no longer have the pleasure of showing my creations to the public there, I'm no longer planning to attend BrickCon anymore. I don't know right now whether I will be able to display my models at other events, but anyway, thanks for the comment!
Holy muck! This is just perfect! I don't see a single thing to fix... Sadly I can't make anything for Christmas cause I get my new bricks today... And did you order complete new bricks for this gun? If you did they went for good!..
I like it
December 23, 2011
One of best L82A2 Lego replica I saw ever. Very nice use of tan bricks. I absolutely love that trigger guard. Amazing.
In all honesty, I don't like the real-life L85A2's design, but I think this creation is simply brilliant! I especially like the butt-pad's ridged design; extremly creative! Overall, a fabulous piece of work!
It's great to see a new creation from you! You made a nice replica, the tan bricks really enhance it. Even though I don't really like the shape of the handguard, I really love the rest! And by the way, every time I brainstormed for different guns to replicate, this gun was always the one bothering me, it's so simple, yet some shapes make it really hard to express in Lego. Keep it up!