LCVP Higgins Boat brick model - COBI 4849 - 715 bricks

  • Sale
  • Regular price £59.99
Tax included. Shipping calculated at checkout.

Model Spec.
  • 715 bricks
  • Figures: 2
  • Scale: 1:35
  • 80th anniversary of D-Day box
  • Model dimensions: (L x H x W) 36cm x 11.5cm x 9.5cm
  • Bodywork with pad printing
  • Easy-to-follow instruction manual
  • Compatible with other leading brands of construction bricks


COBI have produced a special D-Day anniversary brick model replica of the Higgins boat made of 715 bricks and in 1:35 scale. The model is 36cm long. It has an opening ramp and a detailed full hull. The model includes movable elements such as two machine guns with covers and a mechanism for lowering and raising the front ramp based on a cable system. There is also a rudder, turbines and an opening hatch with the outline of the engine underneath. This beautiful model comes with a special brick display stand and a plate with the name of the boat. Also included are two figures depicting an American infantry soldier and a sailor from the boat crew. A large US flag completes this amazing model.


Picture this: It's June 6, 1944, and the beaches of Normandy are the stage for one of the most pivotal moments of the 20th century—the D-Day landings. As dawn breaks, LCVPs swarm the coastline, soldiers disembark onto the sands of Omaha and Utah Beaches. This was the culmination of years of design and testing, led by the visionary mind of Andrew Higgins.

Higgins, an American entrepreneur with a background in boatbuilding, had a keen understanding of the challenges posed by amphibious warfare. Drawing inspiration from Louisiana's shallow-water fishing boats, he conceptualised a design that combined speed, manoeuvrability, and adaptability. He envisioned a vessel that could navigate shallow waters, land troops directly onto beaches, and retract quickly. The result was the LCVP, a 36-foot-long boat with a distinctive bow ramp that could be lowered to facilitate rapid troop deployment. This versatility proved invaluable in the unpredictable landscapes of war, from the sandy shores of Normandy to the dense jungles of the Pacific islands.

Moreover, the LCVP's simplicity of design facilitated mass production on an unprecedented scale. Various manufacturers produced over 20,000 of these units. Constructed primarily of plywood and powered by a simple gasoline engine, but equally they did not provide any protection against gunfire. The boat could carry a 36-person army platoon on board. In the case of transporting a small vehicle such as an off-road vehicle, it could also accommodate about 12 soldiers or 3.6 tons of cargo. The landing craft reached speeds of up to 12 knots (14 mph, 22 km/h). The boat was also armed with two machine guns operated by two gunners.

In a conflict where every advantage counted, the LCVP Higgins Boat emerged as a game-changer, tilting the scales of victory in favour of the Allied forces. Its unique design and unmatched capabilities ensured its place in military history as a true icon of innovation and ingenuity.



  • BrickTanks offers multiple shipping options. Visit the following Shipping page for more details.