The tagline of the gun is brilliant. “We wanted the Second Amendment to simply be too painful to tread on.” If you have ever stepped on a Lego brick before, then you know the pain is real. That’s the cleverness of a custom-made pistol coated in Legos created by Culper Precision. They customize a variety of different firearms, but when they came up with the idea for the “Block 19,” a customized Glock 19 with a multitude of colorful bricks, it was a fun pairing for grownup gun owners who adored Legos as kids. The problem was that the Lego company didn’t agree. They shot out a cease and desist letter faster than you could pull the trigger on purchasing one.
The President of Culper Precision’s Opinion
The President of Culper Precision, Brandon Scott, decided to quickly comply with the Lego company’s wishes. You can probably imagine that they saw this coming, but it was a great stunt marketing move for the Utah firearms company that makes some incredible custom-builds in other categories.
Their Block 19 Lego gun was what the company considered, “a childhood dream come to life.” What kid didn’t custom create their own guns out of Lego bricks when they were a kid? You could come up with amazing things, so having a Glock 19 that looks like it is completely made out of Legos is pretty cool. The kits themselves, which were geared towards adult users and billed as being “made out of Legos you got from Santa,” which cost around $600-800, was a creative idea. Plus, the gun is still completely operational once you’ve installed the kit with the little green, blue, and yellow Lego brick overlays.
Gun Control Activists Were Outraged
It was gun control activists that alerted the Lego company to this gun customization being offered by Culper Precision. They really ruined the fun for everyone who was excited to get their hands on this unique pistol. The worry that activist and Lego brought up was that it’s not smart to make a gun that looks so much like a toy and will appeal to children.
Of course, any smart gun owner will make sure to keep their stock of firearms in a locked and safe location away from any children who might live in or enter their home. That is definitely important, considering how many children get their hands accidentally on a firearm with grave consequences each year.
Culper Precision Couldn’t Fight the Big Toy Brand
Even though Culper Precision agreed to stop making their Block 19 kits, and anything that resembled it in the future, they still believe that gun owners have a right to customize their own property and will secure their guns from the hands of children. They probably didn’t feel it was worth the expense to fight one of the largest toy brands in the world.
For those lucky few that managed to purchase the kit before it was discontinued, they have an unique customization for their Glock 19s that Lego enthusiasts will probably shell out big bucks for on Ebay. Culper Precision estimated that only 20 of the kits were sold by the time they had to remove it from their website.