BrickArms recently put out new crates, which are quite cool in their own right, but better still are all the printed varietions they have been producing. The fine folks over at GI Brick were kind enough to send me over a couple different versions to check out, as well as a bunch of their printed rations on 1×2 tiles.
The BrickArms/GI Brick Branded Crate
I’m not sure if this one is going to be for sale, of if this is more of a cool business card to show off how great their printing works. Either way, it’s a fun piece. The printing on here is excellent; it looks like it’s painted right on the crate.
And the crate itself – printed or otherwise – is a nice piece. It’s big enough to hold quite a bit, stacks well, and just looks really cool in the background of shots (or if you’re actually using your LEGO® for its intended purpose and playing with it).
The Medical Crate
One thing I really, really like about this release is that it goes outside of BrickArms’ normal comfort zone (although they do offer a couple of excellent medical items, like a syringe and a scalpel). Instead of focusing on weapons, we get something focusing on helping people.
It instantly makes me think of the National Guard deploying to a disaster area, bringing in loads and loads of humanitarian aid supplies. In that regard, this is an absolutely perfect item for zombie MOCs. I just imagine a few of these stacked up in the background of an overrun “safe zone”, or horded in some crazy survivor’s preps.
The Rations Crate
The rations crate is much like the medical supplies crate: a outstanding background item you might see in a disaster area. This has a huge bonus of being packed with twelve ration tiles, four each for Breakfaster, Supper, and Dinner. The design is retro, which I think is really cool. The printing is also outstanding.
Here’s a close-up of the tiles themselves:
If you’re in the market for some great background items, these crates fit the bill really well. You don’t quite get the same “play value” as you might with weapons, but I love the scenery-building aspects of these. And the rations themselves look amazing. I’m looking forward to using a few of these in Bricks of the Dead.