My first WWII Lego Gun Replica! It shoots Rubber bands Semi-auto.
About this creation
The Real Gun | The Lego Gun:
Name: Thompson M1A1 (tommy gun) | Lego Thompson M1a1
Place of origin: United states | classified
In Service 1938 - 1971 | 2009 - ?
Designer: John T. Thompson | Milan CMadge
Number built: 1,700,000 (approx.) | 1 (definite)
Weight: 10.6 lb | 2 lb
Length: 32 inches. | 31.7 inches
Rate of fire: 600 - 1200 rpm | 40 rmp (allow time to load)
Feed system: 20 or 30 round detatchable box magazine | 6 round cog
This is the ammunition - large rubber bands. I don't know how many it can hold I've put 6 thick ones on. I only have 2 thin ones but it could probably hold 7-8. It is extremely powerful and because of this extremely accurate. It is powerful because the gun is life-size and the rubber bands are attached to the front and back, it stretches them a good 29 inches (the gun is 32" long - like the real one!)
These are pictures of the magazine. The magazine has a spring in it and can hold about 20-30 (not sure) of 'Thomas Coopers' bullets. It was intended to fire lego bullets, and I didn't change the magazine. On the last photo you can see the magazine release, when you push the button on the side (which is spring loaded to be pushed back out) it allows you to pull the magazine out. If you do not press this button the magazine won't drop. the rubber band to pull the trigger back is also attached to the magazine release so it doubles up to two mechanisms. The firing ones the same, it is also part of the cocking arm.
The Whole Gun | The Lego Gun:
This is the whole gun,you can here see the stock aswell. At the back you can the iron sights that are unique to the Thompson.
Here is the main body of the gun. You can see the gun cocked, and how I've changed the side - by giving it a bevel. One picture shows the gun open, how you load it. You can see the magazine release button on the side.
This is the gun field striped, I made my Thompson's stock come off, the magazine detach and the grip and barrel come off. The real ones body splits too. Whilst taking the pictures of the mechanism, i 'accidentally' pulled the top bit off, the 'L' shape in Bohdan's mechanism and trigger are in the bottom half the rest in the top! They're not attached! so I accidentally made the gun better and more like the real one!
Here are 2 pictures of looking down the iron sights and one of the front sight - you can see other pictures of the sights on the main gun. The sights at the front and rear line up and are accurate. where the sights are is where the elastic band will go (You can see in the videos I hit the target every time).
Here is the mechanism - its so small and compact it fits into 2 (or 4 counting the walls) there is no sign of the mechanism on the outside apart from the odd pin. The cocking arm is resting on the mechanism - as shown in the pictures, so everything is hidden by it and one wall. Its a modified version of a mechanism by Bohdan Tkachenko click here to see his version. With mine the cogs are all on the inside, it took ages and is quite complicated.
Here is a video showing me shooting the gun at 3 minifigures (the minifigs are my WWII ones - without helmets)
Notice: No minifigures were harmed during the making of this film
With regards to instructions, I won't be making them at the moment. I may make some for the mechanisms (firing & magazine release) later this year but it is unlikely that instructions for the whole gun will be made... sorry.
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This creation is now a MOCcomparison, I compared it with Aaron, click here to go to his Thompson.
Quoting J.Hank R.
Wow. Most perfect thompson I have ever seen. Only thing that could use work is the clip. Maybe it's just me, but it seems to be too long even for a 30 round clip. Other than that, simply amazing.
Thanks! P.S: Its a 40 round clip, you can get them.
Thanks, I couldn't fit Thomas coopers mechanism in if I wanted it so detailed, believe me I tried, and secondly try ebay or bricklink for pieces.
I like it
June 3, 2009
wow, it looks exactly like the real one... but why don`t you go on with the idea of thomas cooper? the right magazine for this you have, you only need the mechanism and a barrel for it... but, where did you get all the brown pieces from? i only have maybe 10 of them...and ofcourse i want to have more...
if i could give you 100/5, i would do so ;)
If you were talking about how to get the Staus Report on my page, well, its easy. Just write your stauts on your creations, then use html code for the color. To get the numbers, well I did it the hard way. I use a calculater to count all of my views, comments, etc, etc. It only take a couple of minutes. :)LCG
Awesome man! You should go to a Supermarket with this and a ski mask. Just kidding! This looks realistic, if you take a glimse look at. Wow, this must be the most realistic Thompson on Mocpages. Not only is it just realistic looking, it also can fire rubber bands! This is just awesome! :)LCG
Quoting Marder II
This is incredible. You made this? I am making one but this beats it by far!
Yep - I made this, I sat with loads of pictures of the gun off the internet building. I did it in loads of bits so like 5 bricks a day and the a load at the weekend, so it too me ages! I wasn't actually going to build it, I just saw the two arches next to each other and thought it looked like the trigger-guard and went from there! - Good luck with yours!
I like it
Marco P Replicas
March 10, 2009
i just jizzed my pants.. this is the best
i just found a new wall paper...this is pure sex
I like it
March 10, 2009
man you just killed my chances of winning the smg contest. great job, I like the stock and the handle and also how the colourins is great.
It looks even better now! The slowness of MOCpages is driving me crazy! I usually get 10 ratings on the first day I post a gun and at the end of the day I had 2 comments and only 9 views! I think everyone is to impatient to wait for the pages to load. Dylan had a good idea of waiting till it gets faster. Sean was supposed to fix it this week, but I think it's gotten slower. When will it end?????
It's looking very good. I know making a gun fire is something that cuts away from the detail of the gun, but you covered it up quite well. Great job, i'll post my newest gun once MOC pages gets a little faster.