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Building a ww2 trench for school

CatherineBentleyCatherineBentley Scottish HighlandsMember Posts: 1
edited September 10 in Building and Techniques
Hi there. Hoping you fabulous people can help my 10 year old as I know nothing of building Lego! He wants to do a ww2 trench for a school project - I’ve ordered some brown pieces but that’s as far as I’ve got. Anyone got some suggestions for something quite simple but effective?! 

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  • gelkstergelkster MN, USAMember Posts: 500
    www.brickmania.com for ww2 weapons
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,023
    Remember trenches in WW2 tended not to be anywhere near as permanent or as developed as those in WW1. I'd go for a simple hole from brown bricks with green on top for grass (or white for snow).

    There aren't very many accurate WW2 weapons in LEGO, as they don't do modern warfare. Search bricklink.com for gun or rifle. Similarly, there are not very many figures you could use as soldiers if you want to use genuine LEGO. Although if you search ebay you can get a number of clone brands that do modern soldiers.

  • ShropshireShropshire UKMember Posts: 139

    Lego modified log bricks (Lego part number 30136) in reddish brown if laid sideways could look like sandbags but may look too uniform unless used here and there in small clusters to show areas of sandbags rather than WW1 style walls

  • DeMontesDeMontes North YorkshireMember Posts: 566
    Here is a simple one.... just uses the 1x2 Palasade Bricks stacked with grass on top


    Clearing out the Trenches
    Switchfoot55stluxgmonkey76
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 1,652
    Depending on your timeline, you could also check Aliexpress for clone brand figs/weapons/sandbags, etc.... It may take a month to arrive, but could fill in a lot of the details for not a lot of money. 
  • DeMontesDeMontes North YorkshireMember Posts: 566
    A simple sandbag technic that stays pure to LEGO...sorry I am a purist  ;-)


    FizyxRogerKirkgmonkey76Mr_CrossPyrobugstluxasrfarinhaLittleLori
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 1,652
    ^I am as well. But as the OP may not be, I was hoping to give alternative options. 

    I like that model a lot!
    DeMontes
  • DeMontesDeMontes North YorkshireMember Posts: 566
    @Switchfoot55 - oh sorry, that wasn't a dig at you in particular!  I just meant that while the clone sandbags look much more like sandbags, this was a simple and cheap method for a 10 year old using LEGO parts too.  

    It's all good :-)

    If you look at this example, its a mix of those palisade bricks, 2x2 Round bricks, 1x1 Round bricks and then the sandbag example above.

    Hope some of that helps.

    Mortar Crew putting in the work
    PyrobugstluxLittleLori
  • FizyxFizyx ColoradoMember Posts: 805
    DeMontes said:
    @Switchfoot55 - oh sorry, that wasn't a dig at you in particular!  I just meant that while the clone sandbags look much more like sandbags, this was a simple and cheap method for a 10 year old using LEGO parts too.  

    It's all good :-)

    If you look at this example, its a mix of those palisade bricks, 2x2 Round bricks, 1x1 Round bricks and then the sandbag example above.

    Hope some of that helps.

    Mortar Crew putting in the work
    I actually really like the twisted up chain for the barbed wire there too.
    PyrobugDeMontesLittleLori
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