LEGO Gun of the Week - Trigun's .45 Long Colt by aminifigurelife

Posted by Merrie on 27th Jun 2017

This week's featured LEGO Gun is the .45 Long Colt from Trigun! Trigun is a 1990s manga series written and illustrated by Yasuhiro Nightow. The story follows a man known as Vash Stampede who is suffering with retrograde amnesia. Due to events that occurred prior to his memory loss, he allegedly destroyed a city, he is now on the run from bounty hunters. 

I am admittedly without any knowledge of either this show or its depicted arsenal, but I thought this build was pretty spectacular. So here are some gun facts found on fan wikis. "Trigun's most iconic weapon is a fictional double-action, full-sized revolver chambered for .45 Long Colt. It possesses a 6 o' clock position barrel similar to a Mateba Autorevolver, and a break-top mechanism similar to a Schofield Model 3. The revolver's internal operation is somewhat unclear. The barrel mates up with the lowest chamber of the cylinder, but when fired, the hammer does not appear to be striking the round in that chamber. There may be an internal mechanism that redirects the force of the hammer down to the correct round. It sports an auto-ejector and a thumb-activated cylinder release, making the weapon very quick and easy to reload. The gun houses a Plant module on the upper part of the gun, when activated transforms it into a super destructive weapon that fires beams capable of destroying entire cities. 

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WARNING - Choking Hazard, Small Pieces. Not for children under 3.