World War Brick is a gathering of hobbyists and fans dedicated to modeling historical and military-related scenes, vehicles, and weaponry using LEGO® brand bricks.*† At WWB we provide ample space for activities, displays, collaborations and of course products for sale from Brickmania, BrickArms, GI Brick and other top-tier custom vendors who seek to expand and enrich the building experience. World War Bricks an annual event that has taken place at different locations since 2012.
WORLD WAR BRICK 2018 – IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT:
Planning for World War Brick 2018 has been suspended while the Brickmania crew work to create additional retail stores. We plan to announce the date and location for World War Brick to coincide with the opening of our next retail location. Watch this space for exciting updates!
WORLD WAR BRICK 2017
World War Brick 2017 will take place at the Embassy Suites Anaheim South, located less than a mile away from Downtown Disney. We have more than 10,000 square feet of space for displays, workshops, games and other activities. We are actually expanding into two additional meeting rooms this year, to make it the biggest and best World War Brick ever! This will be our third year hosting World War Brick at the Embassy Suites and we strongly encourage participants to stay at this location (you won’t be disappointed!). The room block usually sells out months in advance, so we strongly encourage participants to book early!
For the less hardcore, we are also opening the doors for a limited public exhibition. During this time, the curious will be allowed to experience what amounts to the world’s largest collection of LEGO military models and dioramas ever assembled. The public will also have access to all of the products for sale.
Children 4 and under free, but keep in mind LEGO pieces are small and present a choking hazard to small children!
For the most dedicated we offer the World War Brick Weekend Pass. This gives you full access to this unique gathering of like-minded builders sharing their love of modeling with the LEGO brick. This includes showing off your own creations, participating collaborative builds, networking, workshops, speakers, games, tournaments and more. The purchase of a Weekend Pass is required to attend at this level and space is strictly limited.
A weekend pass gets you the following:
- Full access to all official World War Brick activities happening 9am-9pm Friday and Saturday, and 9am to 5pm on Sunday.
- Space to display your MOCs (MOC=My Own Creation) and potentially participate in collaborative displays.
- First crack at all all the stuff for sale, including new releases and event exclusives.
- Ability to join game tournaments including the Micro Tank Battle, the World War Chess Tournament, and more.
- Goodie bag including an exclusive event T-shirt, event kit, exclusive items from our sponsors and more.
Weekend pass purchasers must be 15 years of age or accompanied by an parent or guardian with their own weekend pass.
World War Brick invites the highest quality aftermarket producers of products designed to enhance the LEGO® brick building experience. Vendors this year include:
- GI Brick
- Citizen Brick
- Brick Brigade
Additional vendors may be announced. Our vendors are selected by invitation only, based on space available, and quality and fit of the products offered. Anyone is welcome to submit submit a request to vend, but you may not receive an invitation to be a vendor at the next event. We will be holding a Weekend Pass Holders Swap Meet, where anyone with a Weekend Pass is welcome to buy/sell/trade their unique items with fellow Weekend Pass holders, during non-public hours.
World War Brick is presented by Brickmania LLC. However, we are seeking interested parties to co-sponsor the event. Co-sponsorship could include such things as contest prizes, stuff for the goodie bags, or anything else that may help make World War Brick a better event. Get in touch if you are interested.
The first World War Brick took place outside of Chicago, IL during the Summer of 2012. It was organized by Brickmania, a company dedicated to releasing historically accurate models from LEGO bricks. On display were more than 200 military models by several designers from across North America. There were also custom kits available for sale, a huge assortment of BrickArms weapons and accessories, T-shirts and more. Approximately 2000 people attended the first event.
*Since LEGO bricks were not specifically designed to suit military modeling subjects, we do believe in including additional third party and aftermarket products to increase levels of realism and improve the play experience.
World War Brick is not about warmongering or supporting any particular ideology. We are, however, interested in honoring the historical significance of our modeling subjects, as well as the actual sacrifices, hardships, triumphs, and defeats as experienced by those who were there, and their loved ones.
†World War Bricks is not in any way connected to the LEGO Company nor do they endorse or authorize this event in any way.
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