The FAL, or Fusil Automatique Léger ("Light Automatic Rifle"), is a semi-automatic/selective fire battle rifle produced by the Belgian armaments manufacturer Fabrique Nationale de Herstal (FN). During the Cold War it was adopted by many North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) countries, with the notable exception of the United States. It is one of the most widely used rifles in history, having been used by more than 90 countries.The FAL was predominantly chambered for the 7.62×51mm NATO round (although originally designed for the .280 British intermediate cartridge) and because of its prevalence and widespread use among the armed forces of many NATO countries during the Cold War it was nicknamed "The right arm of the Free World".Now, here it is in Lego.
About this creation
Here is the FN FAL, made out of 1369 bricks.The design was very hard to make especially for the main body.This lego model was going to be scraped. But I came back to finish what I started jus to get it out of my mind.In the end, it looks amazing.
Removing the handguard reveals the gas piston.In real life,the piston itself and the recoil spring are surrounded in a tube. But in lego, it is hard to replicate that.
The charging works nicely.since the charging handle and the bolt are located on different sides,I designed the handle and bolt piece like this pictured above.The the charging handle can be pulled back with the bolt.Unfortunately it cannot chamber a round.
While firing from the hip.Did anyone notice the carrying handle?