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Simple to Build Lego Guns

Updated on September 14, 2014

How to build a simple Lego gun?

There are a LOT of awesome working Lego gun builds out there - but most of them are far too complicated to build (using bricks I just don't have laying around the house).

This page focuses on instructions for simple Lego guns that you can actually build with bricks you probably have laying around the house - and if you don't, I'll tell you where to buy Lego gun sets to make working Lego guns (because Lego doesn't sell them).

Simple to Build Lego Guns

How to Build a Simple Lego Gun Video

In my family we've built several Lego guns that have a similar problem (breaking apart on impact). But we've lessened the problem by softening the impact with a rubber Lego technic wheel.

Lego Guns that Shoot Rubber-bands

Working Lego Rubber-band Gun Kit - Buy All the Bricks You Need in One Set for Working Rubberband Lego Gun

Lego Guns that Shoot Bricks

Working Lego Gun, Shoots Bricks - Click for Building Instructions for this Lego Gun

As a family-friendly company, Lego's policy is to not make 20th century weapons (guns included).

Beacuase of Lego's Policy Other Companies Have Stepped Up to FIll the Gap

BrickArms.com and BrickGun.com Do Carry Lego Guns

Obviously there is a market for working Lego gun kits and realistic Lego mini-figure guns. Most boys go through a phase where they are very into war and war games.

BrickArms was created when the owner's son wanted to replicate a World War II battle in Lego and was disappointed that he couldn't do it with the Lego figures he already had. BrickArms now produces Lego-compatible weapons.

BrickGun sells realistic looking Lego gun kits (so that you can build them yourself. The guns do not shoot bricks. However, BrickGun's MAC 11 Rubber-band kit does shoot rubber bands.

Lego Gun Kits

Purchase Realistic Looking Lego Gun Sets - Lego Gun Kit does Not Shoot - But Is Very Detailed

Purchase Lego Set Gun
Purchase Lego Set Gun

This can be purchased online through BrickGun.com. They're expensive, but would still make a great gift.

Books on How to Make Lego Guns

There are several good books that will teach you to make your own Lego guns.

More Books on Building Lego Guns

Wanting more ideas on how to build working Lego guns? Here are some great books to get you started.

Lego Guns for Minifigs

Have you made a working Lego gun? - Can you send us a link to the end result or the instructions?

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      John 

      3 years ago

      Plz can u send me parts list and instructions for the gun that fires bricks to billywatkinson1680@hotmail.com

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      Niktravelfit 

      4 years ago

      I used to my guns with lego when I was kid. But not as real looking as these. Great lens, makes me wish I was 8 years old again.

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      AnonymousC831 

      4 years ago from Kentucky

      Cool lens.

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      i would love to bild one of the guns

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      this is very good in formation

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      the first gun is cool

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      I need instructions on how to build a lego gun that shoots anything by using just some of these pieces: some 2 by 2s, some 4 by 4s, some 1 by 2s, or some 1 by 4s, and a couple of rubber bands. (NO TECHNIC PIECES)

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      Spiderlily321 

      5 years ago

      This is so cool! I would love to try to make one of these some day. Thank you for sharing

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      Neil Spencer 

      5 years ago from uk

      What a great lens this is and a very interesting read ;-)

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      carlos19 

      5 years ago

      saaweeeet!!!

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      EEWorkouts 

      5 years ago

      Very cool lens! That weapons for lego lovers book looks interesting.

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      shauna1934 

      6 years ago

      @anonymous: Sorry about that. It looks like the website owner took down the instructions for that build :( I'll see if I can replace it.

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      For the 'Simple Lego Rubber band Gun' I click the 'Click here for the instructions' then it goes to another website then it doesn't come with instructions! WHY??

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      shauna1934 

      7 years ago

      @dannystaple: lol... maybe when your little girl is old enough you'll want to find a better way to fire them!! that seems to be my motivation for all things lego :)

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      dannystaple 

      7 years ago

      I made one using a technic motor (9v square style - 2000 style), that spat out toothed racks from a hopper above. It jammed about 1 in 5 times, but just about worked. I only had about 10 or so, so it quickly expended the ammo - and had a range of centimeters. I now have a bag of the lego basketball/footballs - not tried making a way to fire them though...

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