WW2 German Rifleman (Early war)


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Blitzkrieg is a method of warfare whereby an attacking force, spearheaded by a dense concentration of armoured and motorised or mechanised infantry formations with close air support, breaks through the opponent's line of defence by short, fast, powerful attacks and then dislocates the defenders, using speed and surprise to encircle them with the help of air superiority. Through the employment of combined arms in manoeuvre warfare, blitzkrieg attempts to unbalance the enemy by making it difficult for it to respond to the continuously changing front, then defeat it in a decisive Vernichtungsschlacht (battle of annihilation).

Germany would use these tactics to devastating effect in their invasions of Poland, Denmark, France, and the Low Countries.

This minifigure is designed as a typical German Rifleman of 1939/1940 with an M36 tunic, jackboots, gas cape bag, bread bag and canteen, gas mask canister, and kar98k pouches. The y-strap suspenders were introduced early in 1939, and would gradually be standard for infantry of the Heer. The bottle green collar would be removed from the tunics from 1940 onwards, but they were popular with the soldiers who would often modify new tunics with salvaged collars. Although this minifigure is best suited for 1939/1940 scenes, it wouldn't be uncommon to see soldiers uniformed like this in 1941, or even 1942, but would become increasingly rarer as the war progressed and supplies diminished. 


United Bricks custom printed collectable minifigures are printed on genuine brand new LEGO parts using a high quality UV printing method. They make the perfect gift or addition to a collection, and are a great way to learn history through building and creating scenes. The WW2 German Rifleman minifigure features a fully printed 360 torso and legs, along with a printed head. It also comes with a Brickarms Stahlhelm helmet and KAR 98k.

This product is not a toy. Not intended for use by persons 14 years of age or younger.

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High quality product overall

The printing was perfect however the stahlhelm was a bit loose on the head and would pop off if dropped too high other than that great quality and I would buy again

Bobby Moore | London | December 2023

Very high quality


Magic Mystro | New York | August 2023

Brilliant product Verified Purchase

Really high quality figure amazing detail on the body. Would buy again

Charlie Wayman | Stafford | August 2023


The print is very good and the price is ok for this type of great quality. It looks very good in mocs and can be bought for buildin an army. I also have the early war NCO and the officer and they look great together. BRAVO United Bricks!

Dogaru Ianis | Ploiesti | July 2023

great figure

the figure is pretty well detailed 😁

I would say it's a bit expensive for just a figure but I would still buy more 😅

Airas Hilla | Oldenburg | May 2022

Brand United Bricks