Brickmania will be unveiling a brand new Battle of Mogadishu diorama at World War Brick 2014! The diorama measures 5 x 6.5 feet and documents several of the main events described in Mark Bowden’s “Black Hawk Down.” More info on this and other exciting new displays will be posted soon. WWB 2014 is less than 12 weeks away… how are your MOCs coming along?
We’re just about three months out from World War Brick 2014 and time is running out for for discounted Weekend Passes. This is the only way to have full access to all of the activities for the whole weekend. Order your passes here.
We will be holding a benefit auction during World War Brick to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project. The auction will be happen on Saturday evening and will be open to all Weekend Pass holding attendees. Items to be auctioned include prototype models, rare kits, and other cool items donated by WWB sponsors, attendees and supporters.
WWB attendees will also be able to earn raffle tickets by participating in various activities and can put into the raffle pool for the prizes of their choosing. You can increase your odds of winning by purchasing additional raffle tickets – with all proceeds going to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. There will be raffles during both public days, but the best prizes will be awarded during the auction on Saturday evening.
We are now ready to start accepting requests for Weekend Passes for World War Brick 2014. The Weekend Pass will give you access to all World War Brick activities from June 20-22nd.
A weekend pass gets you the following:
- Access to all official World War Brick activities happening 9am-9pm Friday and Saturday, and 9am to 7pm Sunday evening.
- Space to display your MOCs (MOC=My Own Creation) and participate in collaborative displays.
- First crack at all all the stuff for sale, including new releases and event exclusives.
- Dinner served Friday and Saturday evenings + unlimited ramen buffet throughout the event.
- 10% off items at the World War Brick store during the non-public times.
- Goodie bag including an exclusive event kit, T-shirt, freebies and more.
Weekend pass purchasers must be 15 years of age or accompanied by an parent or guardian with their own weekend pass.
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNTS:
- Price before January 1, 2014 = $40
- Price January 1 – March 31, 2014 = $50
- Price after March 31 = $60
Hotel Room Information:
We have again chosen the Ramada Plaza Minneapolis as the official Hotel of World War Brick 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
Discount Room Rate
We have procured a discount nightly rate of $95 per double occupancy room for stays between June 19 and June 24th. To get the discount rate, make your reservations with the hotel directly at 612-331-1900 or through the Ramada’s toll free number: 877-774-4315. Let them know you are a part of the World War Brick group. Cutoff date for the discount room rate is June 5, 2014 at 5pm or whenever the hotel is completely booked.
For those not who do not wish to commit the Weekend Pass, we are also offering advance tickets for the Public Exhibit.
Public hours are 10am to 4pm June 21 and 22. Ticket is valid for admission to one day only. There will be a special express entrance set up for advanced ticket holders. You will not receive a physical ticket in the mail. If you bring your receipt it will help speed up the entrance time.
Advance ticket holders will be allowed inside the event up to 30 minutes prior to the official opening time.
WWB 2013 T-Shirts
Missed getting one in person? There are a limited number of WWB 2013 T-shirts still available for just $7 each.
The next World War Brick military-theme LEGO™ fan convention will be held on the weekend of June 20-22, 2014. We will once again be convening at the Brickmania Toyworks in Minneapolis, MN USA, home of Brickmania custom LEGO kits. We are in the process of evaluating what worked at this year’s convention and will strive to make next year’s event even better. We have already decided to make more Weekend Passes available, so that even more builders can display their awesome models and participate in the activities.
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We hope to see YOU next year in Minneapolis!
For many more pictures check out the WWB Flickr Group. If you have pictures, please add them to the group gallery!
The Canadians are stormed the beaches of Normandy 69 years ago this month, as part of the Allied effort to liberate Europe from nazi tyranny. The Canadian forces suffered more than 1000 casualties in the first week of the Normandy campaign. Ross Scott aka “Rumrunner” will be down from Canada to display his newly expanded Juno Beach diorama, commemorating the Canadian contribution to Europe’s freedom. He’s been hard at work these last few months and his diorama has tripled in size since his last public appearance. He’s posted some teaser pictures to Flickr and we can’t wait to see it all set up!