We’re making a giant mosaic for permanent display at Brickmania Toyworks! Participants will create the mosaic depicting US Marines and a Navy corpsman raising the US flag on Iwo Jima - the scene that was the basis for Joe Rosenthal’s Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph and an iconic moment in US history. The mosaic will be constructed on 225 10″x10″ baseplates and cover 156 square feet of wall space and will have and incredible 230,400 studs! This project will be worked on during the entire duration of World War Brick and wil be open to public participation. Participants will be rewarded a custom US Marine minifig for each 10″ x 10″ baseplate completed.
Will Chapman just gave us a glimpse of some new over-molded prototype weapons that will be on hand for WWB! Check ‘em out on Flickr!
We will be conducting the first tournament of Rumrunner’s Micro Battlefield game during the private portion of World War Bricks. The debut tournament will be American vs. German armor and the last General standing will be generously rewarded with fame, fortune, and glory! Losers will spend the rest of the weekend scrubbing pots and polishing boots. (not really) All Weekend Pass holders are welcome to join in the fun. Tournament will take place Friday evening and be continued Saturday evening if necessary.
One of the exclusive items at World War Brick 2013 will be this Brickmania Jeep kit with custom canopy from MMCB Capes. This will be included FREE in the goodie bags for all Weekend Pass holders, plus a limited number will be available to the Public Day attendees – while supplies last!
BEAT THE RUSH! Get your Advance Tickets Now!
World War Brick is the largest gathering of historical and military themed LEGO creations in the world. Putting together such a large event is very expensive, so we’re asking for a token admission fee to help offset some of our costs. To help avoid long lines we are selling advance tickets on the web and will provide an express entrance for advance ticket holders. Your receipt or your ID will be all that’s needed for admission.
Keep in mind that these advance tickets are good for one day admission during the public exhibition hours: 10AM-4PM on June 29th and 30th. You will be able to see all of the creations and have access to the World War Brick store.
Purchase your Public Day advance tickets HERE.
Weekend Pass Discount Deadline Extended 1 week!
If you are planning to take part in the other World War Brick activities, group builds, presentations and displays, you will need to sing up for a full weekend pass. The weekend pass comes with a large list of benefits (and lots of goodies) and full access to the World War Brick event, including all of the exclusive Friday activities.
We have extended the deadline to purchase discounted all access passes for one more week. On April 8th they go up by $10! May 31st is still the cutoff date to get your exclusive WWB participant T-shirt!
Purchase your all-access Weekend Pass HERE.
We have chosen the Ramada Plaza Minneapolis as the official Hotel of World War Brick 2013. Located just north of Downtown Minneapolis on Interstate 35W and a few minutes from the Brickmania Toyworks.
Ramada Plaza Minneapolis
1330 Industrial Blvd NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
They have given us a group rate of $95 per night (plus tax) for a double occupancy room with a single King or two Double beds. Call the hotel directly or toll-free 1-877-774-4315 to book your room. Use group code BRICKMANIA. Group rate valid through May 31st or until the hotel reaches capacity. Brickmania’s will provided limited shuttle services to a from the Ramada.
There are other hotels nearby in downtown Minneapolis and nearby north suburbs.