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Get your Tickets
WWB Hartford tickets are $75. Get your Weekend Passes before prices increase July 1st.
Missed World War Brick Minneapolis, MN and World War Brick Anaheim, CA?  You still have an opportunity to come to WWB.  World War Brick will be in Hartford, CT July 24-26th.  Don’t miss out on our first East Coast show.  It will be three more grand days of historical building awesomeness.  All of the fun of World War Brick, all the prizes, all the awards, all the MOCs and Displays, All the Micro Tank Tournaments.  Don’t miss out.

MOC and Activities Sign Up for WWB Hartford Start Soon! So Get Your Tickets!

Get your Tickets

We have secured a discounted room rate with the Crowne Plaza Hartford-Cromwell for those traveling from outside the area (or those not wanting to miss out on a minute of the action). Amenities at the Crowne-Plaza include fitness center, indoor pool and sauna, free parking, free wifi and more.

Discount Room Rate Hartford-Cromwell

We have a block of rooms reserved from Thursday through Sunday nights at the rates of $104/night for Single or Double room. To make your reservations, register online directly HERE or the Crowne Plaza Hartford-Cromwell‘s toll-free number of 877-227-6963 and identify yourself as a member of Brickmania/World War Brick Hartford.

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Weekend Pass Holders check out the Friday session on LEGO customization from the owner of Brick Mercenaries.  I’ll let Josh tell you about himself in his own words.

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The Art of Dr. Joshua Baum

I started customizing LEGO Minifigures in 2002, while I was an Undergrad at Truman State University.  At the time, I had not discovered BrickArms and was looking to expand my LEGO Universe to include military and sci-fi themes.  My first creations included a Predator, which did not look as I had envisioned in my mind, and an AK-47 which was as large as a minifigure (I used various LEGO pieces to cut and glue it together).  While my first figures weren’t anywhere near presentation ready, they did introduce me to the art of customizing, or Minifigure Art as I like to call it.  While I am largely self-taught with the various techniques I use on my artistic creations, I have always pursued creativity in my life.  In addition to my painting, I am also a musician.  Actually, I sing opera professionally and have performed across the world including Italy, Greece, and China; and have appeared on the stages of some of the most prestigious opera houses in the US including the Lyric Opera of Chicago and the San Francisco Opera.  

In addition to my art, I also am an educator and teach the arts at a University in Chicago.  Teaching is one of my passions in life, and I definitely incorporate this into my work as a LEGO artist.  Having graduated with my Doctorate in the Arts from Michigan State University in 2011, one of my key philosophies in Education is to foster self-led learning amongst my students, and what better way to inspire young students than through LEGO?  One of my favorite parts of World War Brick, is hearing younger LEGO fans talk about World War 2 (or other military conflicts) with historically accurate information, all of which was researched because of a toy.  My goal is to use the arts, and LEGO of course, to create high-quality, one-of-a-kind artworks that will be the centerpiece of your LEGO collection, and hopefully teach you something new as well!  

 

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BrickArms will be announcing seven new BrickArms weapons at the World War Brick Opening Ceremonies.

These weapons will be available immediately after the announcement at WWB and on Brickmania.com .

An exclusive bonus for WWB Mpls attendees, Special Megaton Exclusive Minifigures paired with each of the New BrickArms Weapons available at the event.

We look forward to seeing you at WWB Minneapolis this weekend.

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One of the most enjoyed events at World War Brick is the benefit auction we hold for the Wounded Warrior Project. Auction items include out-of-production Brickmania kits, rare BrickArms items and just plain awesome stuff donated by our sponsors and volunteers.  The highlight of the auction is this awesome T-shirt quilt donated by Elena Cooper (click the image to see the whole thing).

We have raised more than $7000 for the WWP in the last year and we hope to push that number even higher in 2015!  Watch the blog for an updated list of items up on the auction block.

The auction takes place Saturday night and is open to all attendees with a Weekend Pass. There will also be raffles and benefit games for the WWP during the public hours on Saturday and Sunday.

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WWB Minneapolis Weekend Pass Holders Check your email.  Last night we sent out emails to the registered email addresses of all weekend pass holders for Minneapolis WWB.  So take a moment, read the email carefully and follow it’s directions for registration to the website and then registration for activities.

MOC (My Own Creation) registration is also open.  Weekend Pass Holders can register your MOC’s Here.

If you have not received your email, send your information to konrad@brickmania.com

 

U-Boats

Nate Flood has been wowing us all with his spectacular World War II U-Boat MOCs for several years, and we are pleased that he will be attending World War Brick Minneapolis. Nate will have several large displays set up (the displays are so big we’re actually sending out the Brickmania van to help move them to the Toyworks!) and Weekend Pass holders will also be treated to a presentation on the design and construction techniques Nate uses in his amazing models.

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Mosaic Build: Heroes of World War II
At World War Brick Minneapolis we’re going to build three portraits of important Allied leaders of World War II as mosaics built with LEGO bricks. This time we will be creating portraits of General Georgy Zhukov General Douglas MacArthur and General George S Patton. Each participant will be rewarded with one raffle ticket for one 10″x10″ section completed of the 30×40″ finished mosaic. These mosaics will be displayed at Brickmania Toyworks and eventually form a touring collection of WW2 hero portraits. A Weekend Pass is required and advanced registration is recommended.

UTV

The event kit for World War Brick Minneapolis is the Black Ops UTV (Ultralight Tactical Vehicle) with two custom minifigs and serious BrickArms firepower. Once again it is a collaboration between Brickmania and BrickArms, with the addition of custom printed balaclava masked heads from Citizen Brick. The only way to get one of these awesome kits is to get a Weekend Pass for World War Brick. This kit is a $90 value (provided you could even buy the rare items) and it is included free in the goodie bags for all Weekend Pass holders.  Minneapolis is very close to selling out, but have no fear, because a similar kit is also in the works for Hartford.

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Each UTV kit comes with a rare “proto” M249 SAW and special printed (and machined) BrickArms Crate commemorating WWB Minneapolis.

Here’s a gallery with more pictures of the UTV:

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Will Chapman is once again doing a ModCom presentation and activity at World War Brick Minneapolis. All Weekend Pass holders will be treated to a special presentation on the origins of
MODCOM on Friday night. Those present will be rewarded with a special limited edition ModCom Fused Series #2 weapon. All Weekend Pass holders will additionally be able to make their own ModCom weapon during sessions host by Will throughout the weekend!