Model of the Tavor MTAR-21 Micro Assault Rifle - shoots LEGO rods
About this creation
The Tavor TAR-21 is a gas operated, selective fire, magazine fed assault rifle of bullpup configuration. It is available in several configurations, which differ in the barrel lengths and accessories. The one I modeled is the micro assault rifle, with a barrel of only 250 mm (10 in) long, called MTAR-21. This rifle features a redesigned front part of the housing (compared to the TAR-21), for a more comfortable hold of the short weapon.
This is the first weapon I made that has a bullpup configuration, which means the magazine is placed behind the grip. The MTAR-21 does not have optical sights, but is fitted with a complicated and expensive reflex-type sight with the built-in laser pointer. Unfortunately I did not have enough black pieces left to make a black scope for this gun, so I made a grey one. The mechanism of this gun is fully internal and the only thing needed to shoot is pulling the trigger. As with all my previous weapons, this gun utilizes a spring to propel 4 stud long LEGO rods. However, I have now made a magazine that increases the capacity to 11 rounds, while my previous weapons were limited to 8 or less. It is also smaller than the ones I previously made. The typical looking grip is actually very comfortable to hold, however it might fall apart sometimes if not handeled with care.
For those of you wanting instructions, at the time I am writing this I have already taken this gun apart because I'm working on a pistol sized weapon (don't know if that'll ever work out though)
Well, have fun looking at this weapon... constructive critisism is always welcome!
Left Side with scope on.
Scope removed. Notice the charging handle and the hole in the gun that I had to make to be able to pull the handle backwards.
Right Side, scope removed. Notice the ejection port. When a round is fired, an empty casing falls out.
I really enjoy the way you made this gun, especially the fact that it is not a straight-up TAR-21. The one thing that bothers me with the mech is that as you fire, the two black beams then stick out the top of the gun. Other than that it's pretty good.