Awesome Lego Movie Shows the WW2 German Invasion of the Soviet Union

Lego movies are an increasingly popular way to play with Lego. You are no longer restricted to just building things – you can now utilize your figures to recreate your favorite movies and shows or indeed create your own compositions.

The creator of this unique movie is ‘brick dictator’ and he uses Lego to show Operation Barbarossa. Shown here are the opening moves of Nazi Germany invading Soviet Russia, from this operation.

June 22nd, 1941 is the date they launch their attack, choosing the time just before dawn to do so. By the time this operation is through 4,000,000 Axis soldiers (approx) invade the Soviet Union across a front that is 1,800 miles long. This turned out to be one of the biggest forces to conduct an invasion in the history of warfare.

The Germans used a mix of 6,000 vehicles and 600,000-700,000 horses as well as their actual troops. This began the fast escalation of the War; in terms of the Allied Coalition formation.

The Germans at first triumphed in battle and managed to take over some of the most vital economic places in the Soviet Union, primarily in the Ukraine. The German troops sustained heavy losses, as well as causing severe casualties in these battles for ground.

Regardless of their many victories, eventually the German troops faltered outside of Moscow and were repelled back by a counteroffensive launched by the Soviet Union. The Soviet’s Red Army fought back against the strongest moves made by the Wehrmacht and this forced Germany into a situation that it was completely unprepared for; a war of attrition.

Because of the outcome of the operation Barbarossa, Adolf Hitler demanded more and more operations like that in the Soviet Union; which all ultimately failed.

Joris Nieuwint

Joris Nieuwint is a battlefield guide for the Operation Market Garden area. His primary focus is on the Allied operations from September 17th, 1944 onwards. Having lived in the Market Garden area for 25 years, he has been studying the events for nearly as long. He has a deep understanding of the history and a passion for sharing the stories of the men who are no longer with us.