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EXEMPLAR INC. believes that brick-building is not only entertaining but also educational for children, as it encourages childhood development and creativity.  EXEMPLAR has designed and built several unique prototype children’s brick-building toys.  What makes these prototypes special is their functionality, sophistication and detail.  EXEMPLAR is pursuing the licensing or sale of these prototypes to LEGO for commercialization.  Each prototype would be available for sale as a separate set, with all required bricks and easy-to-follow building instructions included.  Each of these proposed prototypes is described below:




MiG-31 Firefox

Model dimensions (approx.): 32” L x 23” W x 9” H

[NOTE: the cockpit canopy, canards, front & rear landing
gear, airbrakes, fuel dual-intake hatch, flaps, and dual missile baydoors (housing 2 missiles each), of this model
are fully retractable


The Firefox is also available in a mid-sized model (above).

Actual MiG-31 Firefox

An authentic-to-scale replica of the MiG-31 Firefox.

Technical Specifications:
Designation: MiG-31
NATO Codename: Firefox
Nation of Origin: USSR
Manufacturer: Mikoyan-Gurevich
Type: Advanced Interceptor
Power-plant: 2 Tumansky RJ
 -15BD-600 high-bypass
 afterburning turbojets
 50,000 lbs. of thrust each; 6
 Soyuz/Komarov solid rocket
producing an additional
 15,900 lbs. of thrust combined
Max Speed: 3,568 mph (Mach 5+)
Max Ceiling: 120,500'
Range: 3,000 nautical miles
Crew: 1
Armament: 4 AA-11 Acrid air-to
 -air guided missiles
; twin 23mm
Defense: 4 rearward pods armed
 with anti-missile chaff/flare
; Electronic
 countermeasures (ECM)
to jam
 enemy radar
Airframe: angular titanium /
 stainless steel / nickel alloy;
 "Cranked Arrow" wing platform;
 Radar Absorbent Material (RAM)

The aircraft is revolutionary both in terms of its "stealth" (i.e., virtually undetectable to enemy radar) and its flight-handling capabilities.  Capable of a maximum speed of Mach 6, it is the fastest aircraft ever built.

The aircraft's most infamous feature is its Thought-Controlled Weapons System, which uses a special helmet to detect signals from the pilot's brain to target enemies and fire weapons.  However, it only responds to commands thought in the "Russian" language.

Further innovations include: the "Cranked Arrow" wing design (that improves aerodynamics and lift); internal missile bays (housing missiles hidden within the fuselage); onboard camera system (that allows the pilot to see images on his console ahead of, below, and directly behind the aircraft); and retractable airbrakes (used to abruptly slow down the aircraft during dogfighting, etc.).

The aircraft's only downfall is that its massive dual Tumansky engines produce a prominent heat signature detectable by enemy infra-red-guided missiles (albeit it has been known to out-run the effective range of enemy ground-to-air missiles).





Star Trek’s Klingon Bird-of-Prey

Model dimensions (approx.):
10” L x 11.5” W x 7” H (with its
wings in the downward attack position)

[NOTE: the model's wings
are moveable to the upward,
neutral or downward positions
.  The model can be equipped
with landing gear
(as shown), mounted on a stand (also
shown) or suspended in mid-air with invisible line.]


The Bird-of-Prey is also available in a micro-sized model
(above), which has
wings that are moveable to the neutral or
downward positions

Orthographic views of actual Bird-of-Prey





An authentic-to-scale replica of Star Trek’s most elegant yet feared battle-cruiser-class starship, the Klingon Bird-of-Prey.

The Bird-of-Prey is aptly named due to the bird-like shape of its wings and hull, and its ability to cloak (i.e., turn virtually invisible), hunt-down and destroy enemy vessels.

It has a length of 110 metres, carries a crew of 12 to 36 men, and travels at a maximum speed of warp 9+.

Its armament consists of one photon torpedo launcher and 2 disruptor canons.

Its defenses consist of deflector shields and a cloaking device (that renders the ship virtually invisible until it powers-up its weapons to attack).

The ship’s wings move in an upward position (for takeoff and landing), a neutral position (for normal flight), and the classic downward position for purposes of attack.


There is potential for creating additional popular starships of Star Trek (e.g., the Federation of Planet’s Enterprise and the Romulin WarBird).


A Mech

Model dimensions (approx.): 8” L x 8.5” W x 12” H

[NOTE: the model can be posed in a variety of positions thanks to its tilting, 360˚ rotating upper torso, bendable shoulder and elbow joints, and bendable, piston-actuated hip and ankle joints. The model's transparent cockpit window swivels upward to reveal one standard-sized LEGO spaceman at the helm of the stick and computer console.]



An imposing, futuristic, human-piloted, heavily armed and armoured, mechanical battle robot of war, which stands 50 feet tall.

Power is supplied by a nuclear main reactor core (located and partially visible within the lower torso) and dual power generators (located within the cockpit directly behind the pilot's seat), and is transmitted via heavy cabling throughout the body.

The Mech’s upper torso can tilt, and swivel a complete 360˚ in order to aim and discharge its primary weapon, namely 2 heavy-laser canons (one within each arm).  The Mech's secondary weapons include: guided, short- (6), medium- (2) and long- (4) range, tactical nuclear ballistic missiles, and 2 dual medium-laser canons (mounted on each shoulder)Additional weapons include: dual quad-barrel rotating gatling guns with exploding tracer rounds (mounted below the nose of the cockpit), and 4 dual small-laser guns (mounted on the legs and particularly effective against infantrymen).

Defenses consist of a deflector shield grid (generated by shield modulators located on the arms, torso and legs), reinforced titanium armour plating, and Radar Absorbent Material (RAM).

The Mech is capable of walking, running and jumping, wading through shallow lakes and streams, and crushing anything in its wake (e.g., large trees, enemy forces, etc.).  Onboard turbojets provide full flight capability for entering and exiting the battlefield, and limited flight capability during battle.

The mech's only downfall is potential over-heating (and resultant temporary shutdown of one or more systems) caused by the tremendous heat build-up that inevitably occurs as it rapidly discharges its weapons during battle (albeit onboard vents effectively dissipate the heat in all but extreme situations).

There is potential for creating additional Mechs having varying colours, shapes, sizes and weapon systems.



Buck Rogers Earth Defense Directorate's Starfighter

Model dimensions (approx.): 15.5” L x 9.5” W x 6.25” H

[NOTE: The model's transparent front- and rear-cockpit canopies swivel upward to reveal 2 standard-sized spacemen (pilot and co-pilot) at the helm of the dual sticks and computer consoles (as shown).  Alternatively, the rear-cockpit can serve as a passenger/cargo hold (without a stick and computer console if desired).]

Actual starfighter

An authentic-to-scale replica of Buck Rogers Earth Defense Directorate's starfighter.  The fighter was commissioned and has been mass produced to protect the Earth and her government's in-service fleet of starships.

Technical Specifications:
Designation: ED-SF-012
Nation of Origin: Earth
Manufacturer: Earth Defense Directorate
Class: fighter
Power-plant: 2 ion engines powered by a hydrogen
 fusion reactor
(uses a stargate to travel interstellar
Cargo: back aft-facing cockpit (4 ft x 4.5 ft x 4 ft) used
 for emergency equipment and weapons, or to transport a
Max Speed: approaching the speed of light (warp 1)
Range: 800 miles (1,290 km) in space (less if in an
Crew: 1 in front cockpit (but can fit 1 co-pilot/passenger
 in the aft-facing back cockpit)
Flight control: manual (preferred) or automatic combat
Armament: 8 laser cannons (that fire simultaneously in
 sink); 2 (optional) anti-ship missiles (mounted on the
Defense: deflector shield
Airframe: twin delta wing
Systems: life support and internal gravity

The fighter comprises front-, and back- aft facing, cockpits interjecting a twin boom construction.  Each boom has a sharp-nosed front (that houses 4 laser cannons) and an ion engine mounted in the rear.

The fighter is very fast, maneuverable and heavily armed.  The fighter can launch and land under its own power but often uses an electromagnetic launch system to reach a greater initial velocity than would otherwise be possible.

The starfighter's only downfall is its automatic combat mode program, designed and intended to fight better than the pilots themselves.  This program was found to be too predictable in battle and is normally abandoned in favour of full manual flight control mode.

Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird

Model dimensions (approx.): 20” L x 10.25” W x 6.25” H

[NOTE: the landing gear of this model is fully retractable.  The plane can be displayed sitting on its landing gear (as shown) or placed on stands in an angled in-flight pose with its landing gear up.]




Actual SR-71 Blackbird




An authentic-to-scale replica of the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird.

Technical Specifications:
Designation: SR-71
Call sign: Blackbird
Nation of Origin: USA
Manufacturer: Lockheed
Type: SR (strategic reconnaissance)
Power-plant: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT11D-20B turbofans
 (continuous afterburning)
with 32,500 lbs of thrust
Max Speed: Mach 3+ (2,190+ mph)
Max Ceiling: 26+ km (85,000+ feet), i.e., the extreme
 edges of Space
Range: 2,982 nautical miles (4,800 km)
Crew: 2
Armament: None
Defense: Electronic Countermeasures (ECM) for
 countering missile and airborne fighter threats
Airframe: delta wings, titanium and titanium alloys (to
 cope with enormous temperature fluctuations); Radar
 Absorbent Material (RAM)
Payload: 3,500 lbs (1,600 kg) of sensors including:
 optical/infrared imagery systems, side-looking airborne radar (SLAR), electronic intelligence (ELINT) gathering systems, and recorders

In service almost 40 years after its inception, the Blackbird remains the highest-flying, fastest aircraft ever produced.  Originally, the Blackbird was to be weaponized but was converted into a spy plane because it flew faster than a rifle bullet (i.e., it would have shot itself down).  Although equipped with ECM, the SR-71's greatest protection was its high top speed, which made it virtually invulnerable to attack.  Over the course of its service life, not one was shot down, despite numerous attempts by the Soviets to do so.  Basically all the pilot had to do when a surface-to-air missile (SAM) was fired was to accelerate.  Landing one was impossible without the deployment of an onboard parachute to slow it down.

The premier reconnaissance plane, the SR-71 actually flew over Russian airspace photographing sensitive sites at the height of the Cold War.  It can photograph a license plate from a cruising altitude of 26 km, and can map 110,000 square miles per hour.

The Blackbird incorporated many interesting features.  The aircraft was painted a dark blue, almost black, to increase the emission of internal heat, to act as camouflage against the night sky, and to resist visible light and radar detection.  "Chines" (sharp edges along the sides of the nose and fuselage) generate improved lift and aerodynamics.  "Spikes" (movable pointed cones in front of the engine air inlets) directed incoming air to maximize thrust.  The spikes were locked in the full forward position when in subsonic flight.  During acceleration to high-speed cruise, the spikes would unlock and begin a gradual mechanical (internal jack-screw actuated) aft descent up to 26 inches (66 cm).  A corrugated titanium sheathing was used on sections of the wings because it expands/contracts better than other conventional materials.  JP-7 jet fuel was used as a coolant and hydraulic fluid before being burned.

The aircraft's only downfalls are: its poor fuel efficiency (it often requires frequent in-flight refueling); and its accident proneness due to its high speed.

Death Machine

Model dimensions (approx.): 14.5” L x 14.5” W x 8.5” H

[NOTE: the model has a retractable entry/exit hatch, and a removable ceiling that reveals the human and droid crew inside.]


Actual Death Machine



An imposing, futuristic, human- or droid-piloted, heavily armed and armoured, machine of war.

Technical Specifications:
Locomotion: inductors (top speed: 100 mph)
Defense: force field, megatanium-armoured hull
Sensors: nerve web (range: 6 miles); 360˚ view screen
Weaponry: 2 blaster cannons (max. range 9,000’); 6
 black ray exterminator cannons
(max. range 900’;
 instant death to living targets not protected by a force
 field); 16 batteries of 4 fusion rifles each (max.
 range of 9,000’); 4 plasma guns (max. range 600’);
 8 laser batteries of 5 guns each (max. range 9,000’); 6
 micro-missile tubes with 100 missiles each
; 1
 mini-missile launcher with 50 missiles
; energy damping
(all electrical systems within a 150’ radius, not
 protected by a force field, are disabled)
Power-plant: nuclear fusion reactor core

The death machine's energy dampening field makes it virtually invulnerable to all enemy machines/robots governed by electrical systems (unless they are protected by a force field).  The machine is infamous for its high-speed, stealth, and ability to attack multiple heavy targets by deploying a multitude of lasers and ordinances.  Indeed, when one of these aptly-named weapons platforms comes humming over the horizon, it’s time to run and hide and pray that it passes you by!

The machine's only downfall is that they are extremely rare and if you are lucky enough to obtain one it is unlikely to be in pristine working condition and fully weaponized (i.e., guns/cannons may be inoperable, missiles depleted, etc.).



Terminator H-K Tank

Model dimensions (approx.): TBD (” L x ” W x ” H)

[NOTE: the model has 4 working, independent suspension tank treads, 2 moveable and rotating quad-barreled heavy plasma cannons, and 2 retractable missile bays containing 3 micro-missiles each.]


Actual H-K Tank



An authentic-to-scale replica of the Hunter-Killer Tank, from the "Terminator" movie series.  The H-K Tank is one of Skynet's non-humanoid hunter-killers and is its principal ground-based combat assault vehicle.

Known to have variants, the HK-Tank is several stories tall and vaguely humanoid in overall shape, possessing a rotating, tower-like "head", two steel "arms" equipped with two-barreled directional plasma cannons (the particular variant shown has been upgraded with quad-barreled directional rotary heavy plasma cannons, and with 2 retractable missile bays containing 3 micro-missiles each), and 4 "legs" consisting of massive individual tank treads.

The H-K Tank's weapons guidance system, governed by its photographic infra-red spectrum and GPS targeting, is acutely tuned to tracking humanoid targets.  Any targets fortunate enough to escape unscathed are inevitably crushed by the tank's massive independent suspension tank treads.

Although formidably armed, the HK-Tank can be destroyed by a well-placed demolition charge.  Given the increase of this and other effective anti-tank tactics used by the Resistance to not only disable these units but also to scavenge them for heavy weapons, power sources, and armor, Skynet has started equipping some units with crew compartments, containing concealed endoskeletons to counterattack the human assault teams.

Ark of the Covenant

Model dimensions (approx.): 7.5” L x 4.25” W x 3.75” H



An interpretation of the sacred, biblical, gold-gilded ark (chest), which has a Mercy Seat (lid) that is adorned by two opposing cherubim (angels) with outstretched wings, with rings for the carrying poles.

The ark’s primary function was to act as a communicator (at the location where the two opposing angels’ outstretched wings meet) between God and Moses.  The ark also housed the sacred stone tablets bearing the Ten Commandments of God.

This ancient ark acted much like a gigantic modern day “capacitor”, capable of harnessing the energy from the earth’s magnetic field to electrocute an unwary intruder.  The ark, if properly handled or grounded to the earth, can be safely opened to reveal the sacred LEGO stone tablets inside (not shown).




An authentic, fully functional, reproduction of the infamous and deadly Trebuchet; a medieval machine of war capable of hurling large boulders (in this case a small plastic LEGO ball) or flaming projectiles, to destroy an enemy castle’s walls. 

The machine uses a heavy counterweight pendulum, and is thereby considered superior to the traditional catapult, to generate tremendous throwing force (i.e., the LEGO ball can be thrown a maximum distance of about 15-20 feet).

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