Renault has a long history of providing cutting edge armored vehicles for both France and the international export market. The VAB (Véhicule de l'Avant Blindé or Armored Vanguard Vehicle) is a series of armored personnel carriers used by French and international forces. The VAB comes in both 4x4 and 6x6 configurations and there are numerous different armament and utlity options available. The VAB has seen action during the first Gulf War, Invasion of Afghanistan and UN enforcement actions in Africa.
The VAB 6x6 was used in the movie "Black Hawk Down" to depict United Nations APCs that took part in the rescue operation of Task Force Ranger during the Battle of Mogadishu. We built four VABs for our own Black Hawk Down diorama, revealed last year at World War Brick, which has generated a huge amount of interest for this model to become a kit. You asked, we listened, and for a limited time you can get one of our first-ever kits to be made in UN white.
We worked out arrangements with BrickArms and Citizen Brick to produce a special run of light blue Modern Combat Helmets with "UN" pad printed on the front. The basic kit comes with two UN soldiers, but we are offering the opportunity to add up to ten additional figures with the purchase of each VAB kit.
Additional information about this Brickmania custom Lego® kit:
The VAB 6x6 APC kit has the following features:
- Versatile design can hold multiple figures inside, including driver and gunners
- Vehicle has six opening rifle ports and nine crew hatches
- Roof can be removed for access to interior details
- Has trailer hitch, gun shield and lots of possibilities for customization
- Includes two minifigures, equipped with BrickArms accessories and with "UN" emblazon helmets pad printed by Citizen Brick
- 1/35 scale to match other Brickmania models
- Includes 265 genuine new-condition LEGO and BrickArms elements
- Intermediate Skill Level (4-6 years experience with LEGO is recommended)
All Brickmania model kits are made of new-condition LEGO bricks and this one includes compatible accessories by BrickArms. This model comes disassembled,includes complete full color printed building instructions and comes packaged in a sealed box.