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BrickArms 2012: M16 Variants and M110 Sniper Rifle

Postby the enigma that is badger » Fri Feb 10, 2012 4:34 am

BrickArms starts out 2012 with a release of accessories all based on variants of that icon of modern warfare: the M16!

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Included in this release:

M16

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M16-AGL (Advanced Grenade Launcher) with ACOG scope and M203 Grenade Launcher

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M16-DBR (Door Breaching) with breaching shotgun attachment

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M110 Sniper Rifle

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All of these accessories are now currently available from all official BrickArms resellers.

Look for more releases from BrickArms as 2012 continues!
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Re: BrickArms 2012: M16 Variants and M110 Sniper Rifle

Postby Keldoclock » Fri Feb 10, 2012 11:43 am

That's a pretty awesome sniper rifle, dude. Really adds something the Brikwars sniper rifles have been missing.

I don't know how much of a fan I am of the m16s, though. They kinda border on the "too much detail" side of aftermarket LEGO stuff. Not quite there yet, but it's a slippery slope.
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Re: BrickArms 2012: M16 Variants and M110 Sniper Rifle

Postby Ben-Jammin » Fri Feb 10, 2012 12:26 pm

I've been waiting for the M110. The M16s are okay, but I prefer the ARC and M4s.
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Re: BrickArms 2012: M16 Variants and M110 Sniper Rifle

Postby Whiteagle » Fri Feb 10, 2012 2:46 pm

Alright, important question here Enigma:
Are the Rifle Stocks molded that a Minifig can hold them convincingly?

I can't tell you how much it pisses me off that Lego shotguns and "blaster rifles" aren't made to fit properly in a Minifig's hands.
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Re: BrickArms 2012: M16 Variants and M110 Sniper Rifle

Postby IVhorseman » Fri Feb 10, 2012 4:27 pm

It looks like it's about the same thickness as a Brickarms Barret's stock, which can indeed be held.

I'm uh... I think I'm gonna place an order immediately. What's the word on the flamethrower M16's? Any chance of those coming out anytime soon?
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Re: BrickArms 2012: M16 Variants and M110 Sniper Rifle

Postby Pwnerade » Sat Feb 11, 2012 3:58 am

I think these look great. The built in M203 looks way better than clipping one on like Bonn-o-Tron.
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Re: BrickArms 2012: M16 Variants and M110 Sniper Rifle

Postby the enigma that is badger » Sat Feb 11, 2012 4:31 am

Keldoclock wrote:That's a pretty awesome sniper rifle, dude. Really adds something the Brikwars sniper rifles have been missing.

Glad you like it! It's one of my favorites as well.

Keldoclock wrote:border on the "too much detail" side of aftermarket LEGO stuff. Not quite there yet, but it's a slippery slope.

The balance between abstraction, detail, and playability is something Will grapples with on each design. Ultimately, while there's been a slight increase in the detail of BrickArms accessories over the years as Will's design details have deepened and he's found toolers that can perfectly capture those designs, Will still loves the minifig accessory aesthetic, and over-detailing is something he specifically tries to avoid.

Whiteagle wrote:Are the Rifle Stocks molded that a Minifig can hold them convincingly?

Of course!

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The stocks of all the above items fit right to the minifig shoulder.

IVhorseman wrote:What's the word on the flamethrower M16's? Any chance of those coming out anytime soon?

"Anytime soon" isn't something I can really answer, although I can say the M16A1 Flamethrower isn't part of this release as it didn't receive as much strongly positive feedback from the community as compared to the other M16 variants. Still, there's always a chance that design will see mass production or perhaps be available in some other way.

Here's the item in question, in case anyone isn't familiar with it:

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If that's an item anyone else in the Brikwars community would like to see, feel free to post here to let Will know!
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Re: BrickArms 2012: M16 Variants and M110 Sniper Rifle

Postby Swordsalmon » Sat Feb 11, 2012 12:15 pm

The charging handle on those M16A1s... <3 Time to grab about a dozen of those lovely rifles.
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Re: BrickArms 2012: M16 Variants and M110 Sniper Rifle

Postby IVhorseman » Sat Feb 11, 2012 12:19 pm

Oh no, I wasn't asking for a date, just to see if there's any chance of more of 'em rolling off the presses. My favorite weapon in Black Ops was an Commando with an underslung flamethrower, so I'm a bit partial to the design <_<
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Re: BrickArms 2012: M16 Variants and M110 Sniper Rifle

Postby Keldoclock » Sat Feb 11, 2012 12:33 pm

I don't really understand the whole underbarrel flamethrower thing myself, honestly. Is it a thing outside of Call of Duty?
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Re: BrickArms 2012: M16 Variants and M110 Sniper Rifle

Postby IVhorseman » Sat Feb 11, 2012 12:47 pm

You do, but you have little canisters of fuel that you'd pop into place after firing. Turns out that a few of these actually exist IRL, but it's mostly just awesome.
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Re: BrickArms 2012: M16 Variants and M110 Sniper Rifle

Postby Cpl. Halan » Sat Feb 11, 2012 1:12 pm

The vietnam M16 should be "slick slide", the forward assist wasn't added until later. They are cool looking though.
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Re: BrickArms 2012: M16 Variants and M110 Sniper Rifle

Postby the enigma that is badger » Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:08 am

IVhorseman wrote:Oh no, I wasn't asking for a date, just to see if there's any chance of more of 'em rolling off the presses. My favorite weapon in Black Ops was an Commando with an underslung flamethrower, so I'm a bit partial to the design <_<

Ah, I understand! Still, all I can say is that it's a definite maybe. The M16 Flamethrower didn't make the cut this time around, but it's impossible to if Will definitely will or will not decide there's a spot for it in the future. Posting you like the accessory definitely lets Will know it's something you'd like to see, and I'll be sure to pass it onto him!
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Re: BrickArms 2012: M16 Variants and M110 Sniper Rifle

Postby RunsWithLegos » Sun Feb 12, 2012 11:37 am

all of these are on my "do want" want list, but i too was hoping for the flamethrower attachment.
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Re: BrickArms 2012: M16 Variants and M110 Sniper Rifle

Postby Pwnerade » Mon Feb 13, 2012 4:19 am

I would definitely buy one of those flamethrower M16's.
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