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Have you purchased your tickets to World War Brick Minneapolis? Brickmania offers two types of ticket for World War Brick: Public Day Pass and the coveted Weekend Pass. If you just want to try a single day of fun, purchase a Day Pass. If you want to experience all three days of fun, including a Brickmania SWAG BAG, special events, raffles for free stuff (kits, minifigures, LEGO sets), and a spot to set up and display your own creation, make sure you get your Weekend Pass. Just a reminder, Weekend Passes sell out quickly, so get them while you can!
Book your Hotel Room before May 12th
This year we have chosen the Hyatt Place Minneapolis/Downtown as the official Hotel of World War Brick. The Hyatt Place towers over downtown Minneapolis and is just a few minutes from the Brickmania Toyworks.
Weather permitting we’ll even give you are ride to WWB in our Deuce and a Half each morning (and return later).
We have changed from our hotel in the past in order to put you right in the action of downtown. You will be able to walk to numerous downtown eating and entertainment venues. You will also be close to Minneapolis’s light rail system if you want to take a train trip out to the Mall of America and visit our store.
Your stay at the Hyatt Place includes:
AM Skillet Breakfast
High Speed Internet Access throughout hotel
24 hr Fitness Center
Indoor Pool and Hot Tub
24hr Business Center with printing privileges
Hotel Room Information Available Here
Check out all the excitement we have planned for you!
World War Brick 2016 Activities
World War Brick 2016 Activities
Micro Tank Tournament
Weekend Passholders are eligible to register for a bracket style tournament of a fast-paced tabletop Micro Tank Battle game. Matches will take between 30-45 minutes and winners of each battle will be eligible to advance to the next battle-bracket. As the battle progresses, new weapons will be introduced for an added twist. The Micro Tank Battle game can be played by most ages and the outcome is determined by a combination of tactics and luck. All participants will receive one raffle ticket per battle played. The grand champion will receive a custom World War Brick trophy. The tournament begins Friday morning and winners will advance through additional challenges throughout the weekend, with the Grand Champion being crowned at the closing ceremony. – Weekend Passholder Event
Micro Tank “King of the Hill” Tournament – New this Year!
Weekend Passholders not competing in the Micro Tank Battle game are eligible to register in the Micro Tank “King of the Hill-BLITZ” Tournament. Four players will be eligible to participate in a blitz match of “King of the Hill”. There will be four initial Blitz matches. Matches will take between 30-45 minutes and winners of each battle will be eligible to advance to the next battle. The Micro Tank “King of the Hill” game can played by most ages and the outcome is determined by a combination of tactics and luck. All participants will receive one raffle ticket per battle played. The grand champion will receive a custom World War Brick trophy and, best of all, glory! The tournament begins Friday morning and winners will advance through additional challenges throughout the weekend, with the Grand Champion being crowned at the closing ceremony. – Weekend Passholder Event
Speakers you want to talk to!
Meet some of the best builders, producers, customizers and photographers in the Custom LEGO®Community. They will show off their work, answer questions, and run demonstrations on their techniques. – Weekend Passholder Event
Games and Prizes
All day long at World War Brick there are games to participate in, and prizes to win. When you’re between activities, jump in a game for a chance to win a prize.
BrikWars – New Scenarios This Year!
New scenarios planned this year. Weekend Passholders can join in the fun of an action packed BrikWars adventure. Set in a landscape built of LEGO, who know what adventure you will encounter. Confirmed sightings of zombies, aliens, robots and more. We will have five sessions of BrikWars over the World War Brick weekend. Weekend pass holders can register to join in on the BrikWars action on the day of the event. – Weekend Passholder Event
Brickmania Q & A
Got a question that you have always wanted to ask Brickmania? On Saturday, Brickmania founder Daniel Siskind will be available for a question and answer session regarding the future of Brickmania, creating custom LEGO kits, building displays, or whatever you have in mind to ask.
We will be holding our second annual Chess Tournament at World War Brick Minneapolis. We’re have our own custom chess sets, but will be playing the same old strategy game we all love so much. The tournament will be played on our custom made World War II themed chess boards. It will be simple eliminations with the champion being the winner of three straight rounds. – Weekend Passholder Event
Group Builds – New This Year!
For 2016 we have three new group builds for World War Brick. Weekend Passholders will also have access to three additional sessions of each of the group builds during the World War Brick weekend this year. That will be six full group build sessions for Weekend Passholders during World War Brick. Using pre-built terrain maps and models, the participants set up an epic scene based on historic battles and their own imagination. Each group build can have up to eight participants and advanced registration is required. Participants will be able to take pictures of the finished group build at the end of the session so bring a camera. The battles this year are:
- North Africa: a minifig scale battle set during the battle of El Alamein with Britain vs Germany during 1942.
- Pacific: A minifig scale beach assault
- Kursk: A minifig scale battle taking place in 1943 near Kursk (280 mile south-west of Moscow) in the Soviet Union.
– Weekend Passholder Event
Weekend Pass holders are encouraged to bring their MOCs (My Own Creations) to display at World War Brick. Here are the categories we are awarding trophies for:
- NPU (Nice Parts Usage)
- Most Iconic Scene
- Most Over the Top
- Best Use of BrickArms
- Hammer’s Choice
- Best Special Effects
- SNOT Champion
- Public Favorite
All MOCs are eligible for awards but you must fill out a MOC card to be eligible for prizes. For a pre-printed MOC card you must register your MOCs by Friday, June 3rd using this link HERE. Pre-Registering your MOC helps us make sure we have space for everyone and pre-registered MOCS get priority placement. MOC Award trophies will be placed next to the winning MOCs on Sunday morning before the doors open to Weekend Pass holders. – Weekend Passholder Event
Each World War Brick, we choose three famous personalities from WWII to make into mosaics. The Mosaic Build will take place during two sessions on Friday and a third session on Saturday.
Any Weekend Pass Holder can participate in the mosaic building events. Each mosaic consists of 32 panels, so we have plenty to go around! Panels should take no more than 20-30 minutes to complete. People who complete a panel will receive a raffle ticket for their effort. And, yes, you can complete multiple panels!
No additional registration is required. – Weekend Passholder Event
Robot Tank Tournament
Robo Tank Tournament is a points-based competition using a programmable LEGO® MINDSTORMS® robotics system. Each player or team will control a robot that will complete a series of tasks with double points for each task completed autonomously (i.e. without remote control). We encourage participants to create their own Robot Tank, but we will have 2-3 robots available. Tournament map will be available for practice during any Open Game Play session on the schedule. – Weekend Passholder Event
Speed Build Competition
Weekend Passholders can sign up to test their building mettle against each other. We will provide identical kits for the competition then it is up to you to prove your building skills. Compete against other Weekend Passholders and build a Brickmania kit as fast as you can. The fastest, proper build will walk away with a prize! – Weekend Passholder Event
Wounded Warrior Benefit Auction
World War Brick has been dedicated to supporting our Veterans since the first one was held in Chicago in 2012. Many activities such as the raffle and auction are specifically designed with fund-raising in mind, with all proceeds being donated to the Wounded Warrior Project. At World War Brick 2015 we raised over $10,000 and hope to far exceed that figure in 2016! Looking to get a jump on donating? We make all our Wounded Warrior Project donations through Our Wounded Warrior World War Brick Team Page. This exclusive event allows weekend passholders to give back to the Veterans in our communities who have given so much for us. Weekend passholders also receive the opportunities to bid on rare, one of a kind and out of production BrickArms, Brickmania Kits and collectibles. – Weekend Passholder Event